Patrick Neu


Drawing, lithography / engraving

Patrick Neu

Past: June 24 → September 13, 2015

This summer the first major exhibition of little-known artist Patrick Neu (born in 1963, lives in Alsace) takes place at Palais de Tokyo.

For 30 years, Patrick Neu has been developing his skill away from the limelight. With each work, he turns traditional technique on its head and embarks on new experiments which he continues for as long as necessary. He works with materials not often found in the world of art : bee wings, soot on glass, crystal, wax, Chinese ink sculpture, butterfly wings, shed snakeskin, eggshells, painting on ashes… “I turn materials and practices on their head. Crystal is, for me, simultaneously sharp, heavy, fragile and transparent (…) If I use it to make a warrior object, for example, this opens the way for questions …” (Patrick Neu)

Patrick Neu was born in 1963 and works in Alsace. He graduated from Strasbourg’s Ecole Supérieure d’Art Décoratif in 1986. In 2007 Sarkis, his art school professor, invited him to take part in two exhibitions, one in the Louvre and the other at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. His work has since featured in collective exhibitions. He was a resident of the Villa Médicis in Rome in 1995 and Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto in 1999. In 2008, the Frac Lorraine gave him his own monographic exhibition entitled “L’instant n’en finit pas” [The moment that never ends]. The Mamco (Geneva) showed his work in 2010, as did the Hermes Foundation (La Verrière, Brussels) in 2012.

Curator : Katell Jaffrès

A publication edited by Palais de Tokyo goes with the exhibition.

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13, av. du Président Wilson

75016 Paris

T. 01 81 97 35 88

Alma – Marceau

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, noon – midnight

Admission fee

Full rate €12.00 — Concessions €9.00

Free admission under 18 years-old, job seekers, those in receipt of income support…

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