Olivier Masmonteil — La mémoire du passé
La mémoire du passé
Past: March 8 → April 17, 2014
Dukan gallery present the third solo exhibition by French artist Olivier Masmonteil (1973, Romilly-Sur-Seine, France).
The painter Olivier Masmonteil advances a little more in his chapter Le plaisir de peindre.
After the series Les demoiselles oubliées where the artist explored a real or imagined memory, he tries here to revisit the collective memory formed by the history of art. In this context, many artists, depending on periods and nationalities, fascinate him.
For this series, he chooses to take possession of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingre’s paintings and, in particular, some commissioned portraits focused on details of drapery and rendering of materials.
These richly dressed ladies return to a century and a half later the image of a not so distant memory. With a game of mirrors on the past, he likes to compare the times and ways of painting.
Still life, portrait and vanity then become the tools of a painting game.
Opening Saturday, March 8, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM