Dialogue Space Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition which reveals Marc Desgrandchamps’s new creations in recent years to be held from September 17th through to October 23rd, 2011. Considered as one of the most important European painters of his time, Marc Desgrandchamps has his paintings constantly exhibited in all the Arts institutes of France included the Pompidou Centre, France’s national museum of modern art, Paris municipal museum of modern art and France’s parliament , and become an important part of their collections. A retrospective exhibition of Marc Desgrandchamps’s works has just finished at the Paris municipal museum of modern art, thus confirming the painter’s most important position as an artist on France’s art scene today. His work even used as the cover of the collection catalogue by Pompidou Centre.
The series specifically designed for this exhibition in Beijing is particularly notable in that it reveals a new state in his work. In recent years, the figures, the shapes of his paintings tended to fade out, to dwindle, to disappear, to become almost immaterial. Marc Desgrandchamps said, ‘Fixing that which is escaping could be a description of what is inscribed on the surface of my paintings. This is not an act of preservation, but rather the attempt to restore to visibility a burst of reality, such as it could appear to me momentarily in the movement of the world. It is an attempt to build, construct in representation what I call the monumental’.
Like of Picasso in his time, there are countless young artists who are inspired by the work of Marc Desgrandchamps, or refer to it. He has indeed managed to become part of the history of art and, while embodying it in his paintings his own world, he has made it universal, which certainly explains why his paintings can be felt by fans of so many various countries, and why they were able to attract the attention of Chinese public.
Marc Desgrandchamps is a major player in the renewal of French pictorial art today. He has been dubbed the “representative of f igurative post-modern art”. Since his f irst exhibition in the Pompidou Art Centre in Paris in 2006, his work has become favorite among the biggest museums, his paintings are constantly exhibited in all the Arts institutes of France, and become an important part of their collection. A retrospective exhibition of Marc Desgrandchamps’s works is now showing at the Musee Moderne de la ville de Paris on the invitation of its Director, thus confirming the painter’s most important position as an artist on France’s art scene today. His works achieve through the logic of art history the search and the expression of beauty, and while they show the beauty of everyday life, they transcend time, which is what confers them the eternal aesthetic quality of major works. The subtle, running paint endows the images with a dimly discernible and impressionistic ef fect, and at the same time implies the passage of time. The foggy reappearance of the daily life scenes is like an image set by a projector of memories, behind the canvas, bringing out yesterday through the twilight of time. Marc Desgrandchamps doesn’t mean to challenge people’s def inition of beauty; beauty is everywhere, and from a sharp angle, it changes the seemingly coring everyday life.
Marc DESGRANDCHAMPS Recent Painting
Curator: Amy Y. Li
Duration: September 17 to October 23, 2011
Opening Reception: 4pm-6pm, September 17, 2011
Add: 6-97#, 22 International Art Plaza, No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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