GALERIE ISABELLE GOUNOD, Paris presents at
SALON ZÜRCHER NY
MAY 11 - 17, 2015
Opening Monday, May 11 : 5 - 8 PM
oil on canvas
92 x 73 cm / 36,22 x 28,74 in
Courtesy Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris
The Gallery is pleased to announce its participation to the 10th edition of Salon Zürcher in New York with works by Maude MARIS and Eric RONDEPIERRE.
Between painting, volume and drawing, Maude Maris has created a plastic and mental universe based on the representation of a world peopled with carefully articulated forms, objects and colours. The paintings of Maude Maris, marked by an almost uneasy illusionism in proportion to their seeming coldness of execution, are the terms of a process of preparation which uses the techniques of architectural modelling, design and industrial sketching.
The artist continues to search for objects in relation to the idea of controlled nature: toys, everyday scraps and decorative elements. After this comes the work of cutting, sanding and plaster casting. With the succession of castings she creates a collection of objects which she classifies in families according to their forms, colours or power of evocation. The new objects are then placed in a three-walled box. These compositions are photographed and then painted on canvas. The still lifes of Maude Maris are frozen in time and space. The final work is thus derived from a long process marked by filters which lead to a smoothed image. By eliminating thickness and texture, the artist strives to maintain an effect of almost chirurgical distance from the subject. Little by little, other objects have colonized this same space, thus participating in the theatrical character of her work by adopting the function of both decor and characters.
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DSL n°17, 2011
Diasec-bonded Lambda prints
50 x 90 cm / 19,69 x 35,43 in
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris
Although the subject matter of Eric Rondepierre’s work echoes the great changes we have seen in how films are produced, distributed and viewed, it is neither an homage to cinema or an attempt to restore or create a sense of nostalgia for its “aura”. As an artist, he simply drew on this historic situation to travel the fringes of a world whose fragments are now within our reach.
Thus, at the turning point between the 80s and 90s, Eric Rondepierre started working on what he called a “re-shooting”, selecting random images from fictional feature films. For each new series, precise rules were established as he conducted his research. He started working at home using a VCR (Excedents, Annonces), continued with videotapes on an editing table in film libraries and private archives (Annonces, Précis de décomposition, Suites...) and more recently moved to computerized digital material (DSL). For this series DSL (Digital Subscriber line), shown at Salon Zürcher, the artist extracted screen grabs from digital movies whose images were deteriorated by insufficient bandwidth. Through this practice, Eric Rondepierre produces images that don’t exist, except as the direct result of broadcasting technology.
Eric Rondepierre’s photographs were presented in most prestigious museums in United States and Europe such as MoMA (New York, USA), Centre Pompidou - National Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France), Maison Européenne de la photographie (Paris, France), Jeu de Paume (Paris, France), FOAM - Photography Museum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Holland). His works are presented in important private and public collections around the world such as MOMA (New York, USA), LACMA (Los Angeles, USA), Houston Fine Arts Museum (Houston, USA), Centre Pompidou - National Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris, France), Cinémathèque française (Paris, France)...
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33 Bleecker St, NY
GALERIE ISABELLE GOUNOD
13, rue Chapon, 75003 PARIS
+33 (0) 1 48 04 04 80