L'artiste a le pouvoir de réveiller la force d'agir qui sommeille dans d'autres âmes.
Jacques Bosser was born in 1946 in Le Havre. Lives and works in Montrouge.
Jacques Bosser is a painter and photographer, but for the past few years he has also been combining the two techniques in extremely original mixed works that he calls "photo-paintings".
"In my work combining photography and painting, I seek to establish a symbiosis between two mediums, each of which has its own mode of production and which are read with different codes. The aim is to create a global work that can be perceived at a glance. The attention is first attracted by the naked body in black and white, a body offered directly to the eyes, a sexualised, sometimes eroticised body. But this tension is mitigated by the colour and the pictorial material which envelop the object of desire with a certain sensuality, thus offering an escape, a breath.
In the Outre-mer series, the photographic staging takes up the erotic attitudes imposed on indigenous women appearing on colonial postcards from Africa and the Maghreb. The female body was thus offered to the desires and submission of the Western man. It responded to the fascination of the exotic indigenous body seen and fantasised by the Metropolis. Moorish bodies unveiled, Orientalist-style photographs of lascivious women. The exotic imaginary of the black body from slavery to colonisation has long fed our fabrication of fantasised images.
Née en 1989 à Amsterdam
Vit à : Amsterdam
Travaille à : Amsterdam
Degann is the artist pseudonym for Anne de Groot. Her paintings and watercolours search for ‘the spirit’ and emotion.
‘Our perception has many subjective filters; spirit, body, memory. Because of paintings’ array of possibilities, from depiction to total abstraction, it has the ability to surpass these filters and reach someone on an emotional level. My paintings show traces of emotion, power, vulnerability and reality. I realize this by combining techniques and distorting watercolours with smudges, which creates tension with reality. Therefore the spectator doesn’t focus on the likeness and recognition, but on the emotion. I look for attractive perspectives, vivid and approachable images but give them a dark edge. I work in inviting colours, but by taking a longer and closer look, a certain discomfort becomes apparent. This abrasiveness triggers a reaction with the spectator. Above all I’m looking to stimulate the senses and invite into a real experience of the images. I play with tension between beauty, esthetics and raw emotion.’ (The multiple layers in the paintings create an elusive form, like light the works are simultaneously fleeting and present.)
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Born in Agen, in 1981.
Winner of the 2021 Individual Creation Grant, awarded by the DRAC Occitanie, he is currently developing a project previously initiated by an artistic residency in Vietnam, the country of origin of his grandparents. It questions family ties, the notion of exile and "home".
"As soon as I became interested in art, I focused mainly on the accuracy and precision of observation of nature and the cosmos. First I described the volume of the model with the line, then with the wire. Until I realised, first unconsciously and then consciously, that the line is a fiction. What really exists is the mass, the matter. The head is above all a sphere."
Valota is a French artist with Italian origins. He works in his studios in Montreuil-sous-Bois (just outside Paris) and in Normandy.
He works with wax, a unique medium that he masters with fire and fusion. A recent monograph "WAX" published by Editions du Regard, Paris, retraces his singular work.
In 2014, Valota was at La FIAC in Paris showing paintings in wax and pigments from his latest series "Bloom & Vanity" and "Arborescence". He has showed his work in galleries in Paris, London, and Istanbul, notably alongside Andy Warhol (Fondation Absolut Vodka), Bernar Venet, Bustamente and Frank Stella (Riff Art Projects, Istanbul), Cruz Diez, Vasarely (Lavignes Bastille, Paris)...
Nasser Al Aswadi
Nasser Al Aswadi was born on 4 October 1978, in the village of al Hujr, not far from Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen. He lived in his village until he was 16 years old. Later, he studied architecture in Taiz and then in Sana'a. He exhibited his first works in Sana'a in 2001. Since 2008, Nasser has been going back and forth between Yemen and France. For Nasser Al Aswadi, calligraphy is a way of expressing feelings and thoughts without being specifically linked to language. He uses Arabic letters, words and shapes as well as religious and musical references. The wide variety of meanings and styles feeds the artist's creativity.
Born in 1961
Lives and works in Colombes
My images are simple fragments of reality, photographs never retouched or even cropped after the shooting. It is painting that gave me the need to make pictures, the abstract painting that impresses my retina since my childhood. At first I wanted to collect the wild abstract paintings I found on my way but very quickly, the adjustment of the framing revealed itself as a compositional tool to "draw" images. I began to explore all sorts of random shapes to make them my own and my creative material, chasing the most insignificant subjects to transfigure them into doors for the imagination. My images don't say what they show, they usually don't even say what they are. They appeal to the ability we all have to recreate what we see by interpreting it. I am looking for this creative vertigo, this subjectivity of the gaze that puts a filter on our consciousness, like an endless dance balanced on the border between reality and imagination.
Painting helps Hamida Ouassini to better understand life and her feelings. The current works of the Belgian artist reflect the person she is today and express her aesthetic and existential concerns. The choice of color depends entirely on her mood and is never random. She explores various themes through series and paintings using acrylics on linen.
Born in 1983 in Chiyah, Lebanon
Lives and works in Paris
One of the earliest occurrences of the word Rasm (or 'drawing' in Arabic) is in the poetry of Imro' AlQais (500-550). It means the imprint, the remnant of the loved one in the sand.
Guided by this transcription, I draw to connect images, carefully buried in my memory, to the cosmic Intelligence.
For me, the line may represent a happy path towards an area of junction, sharing and continuity.
Born in Lebanon in 1963, Bardig is an award-winning artist and photographer based in Paris for over 30 years. He is a graduate of The New York Institute of Photography. After decades of work on the theme of Armenia, and the Armenian genocide, Bardig explores the city with the same sensitivity. It is thanks to the photographic treatment carried out with his softwares that the poetry of photography reveals all its beauty to bewitch us and to draw us into an interior world rich in sensations, showing the limits of the visible and the possibilities to see beyond.
Sophie Bernard was born on 23 June 1948 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Seine).
She lives and works in Ivry-sur-Seine. After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, she joined "La Ruche" in 1969, which, after having been built by Jean Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, was a place of refuge between the two wars for a number of renowned 20th century artists. There she worked in painting, drawing and sculpture, and created installations inspired by Greek mythology. Some of her works were used in theatre productions. Most of her works will be presented in galleries and will integrate private collections or museums (Arts Modernes de Paris, Musée d'Epinal, Centre Pompidou, Fonds National, Elysée...). Her artistic research and her interest for the history of art, in particular for the Italian Renaissance, lead her in 2011 to reside in Venice, where she creates "Tintoretto messo in scena", an installation inspired by the Tintoretto; she exhibits it at the Scuola San Teodoro in Venice in 2012.
Chiara Stefani is an Italian contemporary artist based
between Paris and Northern Italy, who combines
traditional techniques such as oil on canvas and graphite
on paper but with a contemporary perspective.
Her work is structured upon the representation of
feminine. The main concept is to focus on those qualities
like softness and vulnerability that are not synonyms
of weakness. “Our society always rewards masculine
approaches valuing individualism, aggressiveness and
analytical thinking as good attributes to reach success.
It’s time to reverse the tendency, to empower the
feminine side that is inside each and everyone of us, to
generate a more creative, nurturing and loving world”.
In her paintings she tries to recreate that feeling of
empowerment and sisterhood, to capture the innate
strength and complexity of women and contemplates the
nature of connection. Throughout the representation of
common people, she wants to explore the kaleidoscope of
emotion that can be found in the human face.
In her works the women are very charismatic,
represented often staring forward with unsmiling and
She, for sure, finds her inspiration also in her various
travels around the world, especially South East Asia,
where she lived for a few years, and the Middle East. She
spends countless hours working on her paintings trying
to represent that specific feeling caught in that defined
moment in order to connect deeply and more intimately
with the viewer.
Born in 1986 in Italy she started to explore artistic
expressions from a very young age.
She studied fine art and she graduated in Art
Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Venice, and this
paved the road to her career in the art field, allowing her
to experiment with different techniques and studying
materials used from artists centuries ago till the latest
Her figurative and hyper realistic style allows her to
express in the highest form the concept she wants to
represent on the canvas.
Pat de Wilde
Pat de Wilde né 1949 (Lille)
Vit et travaille : Marseille
Patrick de Wilde has traveled the world as a wonderfully passionate spectator. He writes, "I have only endeavoured to respond spontaneously to the call of beings and things in such a way as to coincide at best with what they might present as unique and astonishing."
Occupation: Photographe, Dessinateur, Sculpteur, Écrivain, Voyageur. Patrick de Wilde begins his professional work as a photographer reporter in Asia. There he worked on the Buddhist and Jainist religions, which led him to share the way of life of monks, especially in Burma and Thailand. He then turned to the observation of the great wild spaces. He devoted the following years to the study of the most isolated peoples and to the survival of shamanic customs. From his first travels in the early 1980s he made portraits on a black background.