On the occasion of our first participation, we would like to propose a program in line with the diversity of our collaborations: between renowned artists and emerging artists, editions and unique works, through the diversity of the chosen mediums and formats. Thus, we plan to present new drawings by the Romanian artist Mircea Cantor, which we will exhibit simultaneously at the gallery. The practice of drawing occupies an essential place in Mircea Cantor's work. It is necessary for her. In the studio, and outside the studio. The time he can devote to it being rather rare and interspersed, he has to be quick and precise. As of 2011, he is moreover interested in 19th century Chinese painters or Japanese Zen painters, especially for the speed with which the latter manage to put ideas or their subject into shape. It is this search for the "prima linea", the lively and concise line imposed by circumstances, that motivates Mircea Cantor's work. At the same time, our stand will be the occasion to show recent pieces by the historical artists Anne & Patrick Poirier. Taking the form of three drawings, these works deal with their theme of predilection, memory, compared to those created for us in 2014 following their exhibition "CURIOSITAS" in Nantes. We will also present the skies of Nicolas Dhervillers and the blues of Giulia Andreani's portraits, respectively unique pastels and individually enhanced editions. These two artists reappropriate in their own way references to the history of art: 19th century paintings for Dhervillers, a photograph of Frida Kahlo as a child for Andreani. Finally, Jérémie Bennequin, in the continuity of his exhibition "Palimpsestes" at the gallery, will propose new chapters: after having spent years erasing Proust's "La Recherche", he now devotes himself to rewriting it. Like a medieval copyist, he now meticulously reproduces the traces of the erased text, between literature and drawing, from which emerge images and words where the whole story began.
Anne et Patrick Poirier