Christophe Avella-Bagur — La Châsse de l’Homme
La Châsse de l’Homme
Past: October 8 → November 19, 2011
Galerie Richard presents a new one-man-show of the work of Christophe Avella-Bagur in which we will show new paintings in his “Face FS” series.
On an ethereal background of white light Avella-Bagur shows us archetypal images of male and female bodies on which he paints a second layer of portraits in bright flesh tones that never sit easily in or on the model’s outline. The two portraits never coincide exactly, and in each painting the artist creates new juxtapositions. First he paints a smooth, “clean” picture that answers our expectations of mass-production, and then he gives us portraits of faces disturbingly distorted in the grotesque manner of a picture by El Greco or Goya.
Christophe Avella-Bagur gives us an uncompromisingly contemporary version of painting, which while remaining firmly figurative, gives us a fresh look at human identity as depicted by the virtual world.
Christophe Avella-Bagur will be giving a one-man-show in the first quarter of 2012 at the Villa Tamaris Art Center in La Seyne Sur Mer, and another exhibition at Galerie Richard in New York in June 2012.
Opening Saturday, October 8, 2011 5 PM → 9 PM