UPCOMING EXHIBITION
CURRENTLY AT THE GALLERY

 

 

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.

OUR 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”. His 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. Come (re)discover Max Papart, a currently under-rated artist, nevertheless a must-see whom

 successfully marked the 20th century.

 

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 december

In the presence of the artist

EXHIBITION STEAM POWER

Extended until 22th of 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 until January 20, 2020

Cats are around me. They have always been there. They will always be there. Drawing them is as natural to me as breathing, writing, reading … I draw them while on the phone or while waiting for someone. I draw their sometimes very simplified forms, almost ideograms or even barbaric exaggerations; sometimes it’s what I believe to be their reality.

Leonor Fini

Release of the catalog raisonné of oil paintings by Leonor Fini at the end of January 2021
Directed by Richard Overstreet and Neil Zukerman
Edition Scheidegger & Spiess/Park Books, Zurich

Exceptional opening of the Gallery

Sunday 20th and Monday 21th December from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Leonor Fini’s work

From September 1 to October 27, 2020

In the years following World War II, Leonor Fini was celebrated for her appearances at Parisian costume balls, wearing elaborate costumes and masks in which she put as much creative force as in her paintings. It was all about alchemy, witchcraft, self-transformation and a mysterious ritual of becoming a creature, an element, a radically different being. She aimed high, and, thanks to her considerable imagination, succeeded in becoming a bird, an animal or even a mineral … Among all her costume elements, the main pillars of her witchcraft were undoubtedly her masks.

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

From 4th November to 27th November, 2021

Une volonté de questionnement transcende toute la production artistique de David Miguel.   Un univers hybride se dévoile tout au long de son travail à travers une démarche engagée, esthétique et d’(inter)subjectivité.

Artiste pluridisciplinaire avec des performances à la FIAC, Art Basel Miami et au CCB de Lisbonne, son travail a été présenté dans des expositions telles qu’à New York, Barcelone ou en Slovénie.

Liant le domaine de la performance à celui des arts visuels, l’artiste nous invite à le suivre dans des œuvres et des dispositifs apparaissant comme autant de «transferts de mondes réels revisités ». Son travail est fait d’appropriations, de vidéos et d’objets détournés qui font souvent appel à la mémoire collective.

Dans ses actions, ses spectacles vivants et ses performances, la charge politique, écologique et sociale affleure, laissant place à différentes notions touchant la perception de soi, l’infini, le paradoxe, la pulsion, la protection ou la Nature. Le corps «multiple» est utilisé comme «mise en abyme» de l’identité et de l’environnement dont l’interaction peut être poussée jusqu’à son paroxysme.

Par son travail du dessin, de la peinture, élargi à la sculpture et à l’installation, les frontières se brouillent entre langage figuratif et abstrait. Le regard s’attache aux œuvres par une sphère émotionnelle. Les notions de territoire, énigme, signifiant et représentation sont amenés.

Les titres de ses pièces sont parfois des œuvres à part entière, des fragments de son « Manifeste » artistique, amenant à l’interrogation sur le signifié de son monde visuel.

L’artiste présente la Nature dans sa Pulsion et son Absolu où la beauté́ pourrait côtoyer jusqu’au sublime.

ORMATION

Licence des Beaux-Arts – Faculté des Beaux-Arts de Cuenca. Université de Castilla-La Mancha, Espagne (1992-1996)

Programme Inter Campus E/AI. Département des Arts Visuels. Faculté des Beaux-arts de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombie

 

FOIRES

Drawing Now Art Fair, NextLevel Galerie, 2015. Paris

The Solo Project Art Fair, NextLevel Galerie, 2013. Basel, Suisse

French apéritif at the Armory. Dessins, 2009. New York

« SAVE AS » 2008, Art Basel Miami, Miami

« Déjà VU » 2008, FIAC Grand Palais, Paris

PATRICK RIMOUX

Exhibition 9th  september –  12th september 2021

Exhibition of new pieces by Patrick Rimoux at the contemporary art fair Art Paris from 9th to 12th September 2021 at the Minsky Gallery – STAND E2 at the ephemeral Grand Palais on the Champs de Mars in Paris.

ASIA NOW 2020

October 21 – 24, 2020
Solo Show by our Korean artist PARK DONG SOO

Narcisse Incomparable

Exhibition from March 5 to August 30, 2020

With this exhibition with an evocative and poetic name taken from the eponymous painting by Leonor Fini, the Minsky gallery sheds light on Leonor Fini’s fascination with the mythology present in all of his work. The play of color of the scenography, meanwhile, allows to highlight original inks and watercolors witnessing a sensitive and dreamlike research punctuating his paintings, allowing a dialogue between mythological figures and more intimate portraits.

Henri-Jean Closon- Edouard Sacaillan – Shoichi Hasegawa – Dongfang Tuqin – Max Papart – Yuri Kuper – Samy Briss – Park Dong Soo

Exhibition from Feburary, 1 to march, 6 2020

«We are bathed in color. Color is the revealer in which the universe bathes and in which we bathe. As the photographic revealer would with an image, it reveals to us what surrounds us and who we are. »

Henri-Jean Closon, interviews with Closon on art, man and life, 1964, Billot ed. With the exhibition

“From gray to color”, named after the eponymous painting by Henri-Jean Closon presented in the first room, the Minsky gallery wished to bring together various artists from the gallery in order to initiate a dialogue between modern painters. and contemporary on the different ways of approaching color. The exhibition’s scenography draws its strength from these resonant singularities, carried by the living and sensitive materials of Yuri Kuper, the radical and pioneering approach of Closon, the poetic abstraction of Shoichi Hasegawa, the radical and aesthetic research of Max Papart and the dreamy and ironic language of Juan Ripolles.

Within this effusion and these contrasts gray becomes both scale and color.

PATRCIK RIMOUX

Exhibition from november, 14, 2019 to January, 31, 2020

 

For this new exhibition at the Minsky Gallery, Patrick Rimoux puts American cinema in the spotlight, combining light and transparency on films through glass plates. Like so many palimpsests between which the precious films are installed, we discover several mythical scenes from the cinema.

Thus, when cinema meets painting, when luminous materials finally mingle in moving paintings, the arts meet and marry under the fingers of Patrick Rimoux. Memories ignited by the evocation of great classics of American cinema, from the golden age of Hollywood to popular comedies, he navigates from Gene Kelly to Tim Burton via Hitchcock, Eastwood and Mitchum. Kneaded with this imagination, he brings together the precious films, paints them, scratches them, interweaves them and rewrites them. He thus creates large formats with multiple levels of reading and emotion. Each photogram is first carefully chosen from the long celluloid bands. Combined with others, some are adorned with colors and shapes, others receive traits or injunctions. Thus sublimated, the scenes are replayed before our eyes and a new scenario is gradually emerging. These pictorial interventions resonate combined with dynamic video projections; they pierce and shade the painting right up to the hanging wall. The dimensions of the creations are multiplied, amplified. The effects of hindsight or approach then incessantly add new looks, new paintings, new films, new works to the work. Such mise en abîme, endless games of evocation of the sensitive, reach poetry. They are a new ode for an eternal love of cinema. The third part of the artist’s exhibition at the Minsky Gallery, the scenography gives pride of place to the uniqueness of each work. Most of the pieces are presented alone on their walls, grab the eye and invite you to approach in order to flood us with light, shapes and colors.