Frédéric Poincelet — L’état sauvage



Frédéric Poincelet
L’état sauvage

Past: September 17 → November 10, 2011

The galerie Catherine Putman hosts the first monographic exhibition of Frédéric Poincelet. The gallery recently presented him in a one-man show at the Salon du dessin contemporain in the Carrousel du Louvre in March 2010, and exhibited his works in the group exhibition « Oh cet Echo », held in September 2009.

Frédéric Poincelet proclaims drawing as a practice in itself. He is the author of comic books such as Mon bel amour or Essai de sentimentalisme (ego comme x editors). He has published a compendium of drawings, Poésie (cinquième couche editors) and a book somewhere in between both genres : Une relecture (ego comme x editors). His passion for all kinds of drawings gives birth at early age to his own publishing structure, Lune Produck, which will publish for ten years Bruno Richard, Franck Garcia, Donato Di Nunno and himself… He later collaborates as a drawer with ego comme x editors, Bang ! magazine and Beaux-Arts magazine. In order to give the drawing its righteous place, which would be according to him, a full-fledged art and subject, he created in collaboration with Isabelle Boinot, Frédéric Fleury, Emmanuelle Pidoux and Stéphane Prigent, the Frédéric magazine collective, which releases on Internet since 2004 daily online drawing galleries and four magazine issues up to date with drawings of more than 50 artists. The drawing appears proud but humble. The collective organized exhibitions in France and abroad, in the Musée International d’Art Moderne of Sète (November 2010), during the contemporary art Biennale of Le Havre (October 2010) ; in the Grand Palais, Paris, in 2006.

Frédéric Poincelet works on old papers, drawing horizontal and vertical lines that will give his creation the setting for the figurative part, highlighted with Tipp-Ex. Doing so, he asserts his regrets, as he seeks for a perfect representation in his drawings. This perfection is staged in his drawn women’s bodies, voluntary playing with erotic and/or pornographic clichés, as well as with the female figure, a bottomless pit of beauty’s representations. His drawings are made as he draws. Out of there the unexpected and the mysterious emerges..

For this occasion, Frédéric Poincelet exhibits a drawings series on a double theme : the wild women and the domestic women. The wild women appears within a frightening and inhabited nature and landscape, contrasting with the domestic women driven by its ridiculous situations. The inner and outer spaces have their greatest importance. Empty or filled, with breaths and lacks, the movement and the narration are created within the image itself and the possible’s interstice.

  • Opening Friday, September 16, 2011 6 PM → 9 PM
04 Beaubourg Zoom in 04 Beaubourg Zoom out

40, rue Quincampoix

75004 Paris

T. 01 45 55 23 06 — F. 01 47 05 61 43


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Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

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  • Frédéric Poincelet