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ARNAUD LAVAL

 Galerie Minsky is delighted to present its newest exhibition dedicated to the meticulous and playful world of Arnaud Laval.

Since the mid-1960s, Arnaud Laval has been active in several creative industries such as theatre, fashion, animated film, decoration and children’s book illustration. From the ORTF to his apprenticeship as an engraver with Friedlaender, from Flammarion to Guerlain (1979, art designer) or Yves Saint-Laurent (1988, in charge of international decoration), from his work as a set designer to the direction of interior architecture for the Maison Lanvin (1992), he has demonstrated a tireless imagination and finesse.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                           PAST EXHIBITIONS

LEONOR FINI

 REINE DE LA NUIT

Leonor Fini was only 17 when she had her first exhibition in Trieste, Italy. She precisely decided, at this moment, that she would become a painter. Her artistry then consisted mainly of familiar scenes from everyday life, as evidenced by l’Homme au Chapeau et aux Lunettes (1927), le Portrait du Triestin (1927), le Port de Trieste (1928) or La Visite (1924) currently exhibited. Bu as the writer and art critic Michel Nuridsany so aptly puts is “Leonor Fini is never where you expect her to be. Never”. Known  for her universe of hybrids and surreal monsters, the artist does not fail to remind us through the works mentioned above, of the richness of her work, but most importantly, her ability to surprise us.

Group exhibition

 SUMMER 2022

Antoni Clavé, Dongfang Tuquin, François Martin, Frantisek Janula, Henri-Jean Closon, Leonor Fini

The Minsky Gallery is pleased to present its new group exhibition “Summer 2022”, under the summer theme of pastels and shadows. Ochre, pink, pale blue, the pastels invoked by Leonor Fini, François Martin or Antoni Clavé echo the play of light that the summer sun provokes when confronted with the shadows it draws. The works guide us through the artistic illuminations that the sun could have placed on these canvases, in a similar way to those that Leonor Fini, Antoni Clavé, François Martin, Frantisek Janula and Henri-Jean Closon transcribe on their canvases.

The exhibition begins with Frantisek Janula’s broken, intersecting and rearranged mirror, revealing the multiple reflections that light can take on during the summer.

SAMY BRISS

April 7th – Mai 7th 2022

Samy Briss was born in 1930 in Issai, Rumania. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest (Camil Ressu’s studio) and acquired an international reputation in the seventies and eighties from frequent exhibitions, often several a year, in Europe, Canada and the United States.

The work of Sami Briss reveals an introspective, dreamy, timeless world which, despite the time that has elapsed since the Artist left his native land, seems largely inspired by his childhood memories, Rumanian folklore and icon painting.

MAX PAPART

March 8th – March 26th 2022

A Painter and engraver, whose motto was “art changes as life does”. Max Papart’s work evolved from a post-cubist figurative language to the expression of a pure abstraction. He combined flat shades of colours, collages of paper prints and other elements such as lace, thus mixing styles and materials in a well-balanced composition.

 

Win Knowlton‘s works on paper are disarming in their simple deadpan vocabulary of signs and symbols.

These drawings, where the color is the line and the line is the color, urge a rich panoply of forms to engage in a dynamic, subtle and complexly disjunctive dialogue with the physicality of the paper ground. The mysterious metamorphosis of marks and forms that float in amorphous space reinforces many vague and enigmatic references : traces of tribal rhythms, rituals and marks; oblique allusions to naïve and primitive ingenuity; hints of Paul Klee; echoes of Bauhaus and an insider’s flirtation with any number of post modern sleight of hands.

LEONOR FINI & THEATER

Confidential sale by appointment

Costumes and sets for ballets, operas, plays and movies from the Parisian and Italian scene designed by Leonor Fini in the 1950s and 1960s. These drawings are unveiled for the first time to the public

January 27th – February 26th 2022

PIETRO  PIETROMARCHI

BOOK STEAM POWER

Book-signing 2nd of december

In the presence of the artist

EXHIBITION STEAM POWER

2nd December 2021 – 22th January 2022

DAVID MIGUEL

Solo Show

4th November – 27th November 2021

HENRI-JEAN CLOSON

Pioneer of the Belgian abstraction

21th September – 30th October 2021

LEONOR FINI

Exhibition 13th October – 6th March 2021

At the dawn of the release of Leonor Fini’s catalog raisonné, the Minsky Gallery wanted to highlight the plurality of works. This new exhibition is artistically rich and presents works that have never been exhibited.