Naruki Oshima — haptic green Ends in 14 days: November 7 → December 21 Presented for the first time in Europe, Naruki Oshima’s haptic green photographic series is part of a sophisticated artistic enquiry, mixing unexpectedly focused with blurred, from apparently familiar spaces allowing a new perspective on the world.
Asako Shimizu — On her Skin Ends in 14 days: November 7 → December 21 Asako Shimizu pursues her odyssey and dialogue with the world in a quest for rare and random beauty, to places where the curtain slips for a fraction of a second and communion with nature is possible. Crystal-clear and with the glowing light of a new dawn, Shimizu’s images renew our respect for nature and remind us of our true place on the planet.
Archives The Art of Chess Past: September 12 → November 2 In the last few years, there has been a great surge of interest in chess amongst artists. Inspired by the work of their 20th century predecessors, many of the most prominent artists of the 21th century have brought new artistic ideas to the game. This exhibition seeks to account for some of these ideas.
Archives Il est midi à l’heure de maintenant — Carte blanche à un collectionneur : Philippe Delaunay Past: July 4 → 27 NextLevel Galerie is pleased to present its first carte blanche to a collector, Philippe Delaunay. For over 30 years, he has been leaving the adventure of art as a life course and “live with art” is his lifestyle The exhibition invites the public to discover a selection of small sized pieces from his private collection that resonnates with pieces made for the gallery.
Archives David Miguel — Outside is dangerous, Stay home ! Past: April 27 → June 22 Through drawing, installation and sculpture, the exhibited work of David Miguel questions our world, its actuality, while giving free rein to our imagination. That vision of our time won’t be without making us think to the dark romanticism movement, acting on the “terrifying sublime” as well as the “grotesque cruelty”.
Archives Céline Nieszawer — Lost Control Past: April 27 → June 22 The graphic works, collages and drawings of Céline Nieszawer are a treasure. In Lost Control she leads us through fairytales, fantasies and supernatural stories. Brought to life on her fictional pages are troops of little fingers on a stroll, swarms of trophy breast, couples of ultra-sheathed legs, faces occulted by masks, and numbers and screens on a merry spree.
Archives Benjamin Lignel — Guest : Kiko Gianocca — How do you like me now? Past: February 1 → April 20 The self-conscious bodily add-ons presented by Benjamin Lignel are less concerned with beauty than beautification, in all its silly, wishful and heroic forms: they intend to provide the augmented wearer, with a means to shine in society and connect with his inner royal eagle.
Archives José Lévy — Oasis Luconoctambule Past: February 1 → April 20 NextLevel is proud to present a selection of the “Oasis Luconoctambule” series by José Lévy.
Archives Céline Nieszawer — Doppelgänger Past: November 8, 2012 → January 12, 2013 “What I hope will be clear is that the ambition for Doppelgänger is that each person will be pushed to think deeply about his or her own identity, and will realize that actually, we are never alone but always in conflict, struggling against this double, this other ‘I’ who inhabits us, damages us but also keeps us alive”. — Céline Nieszawer
Archives José Lévy — Judogi Past: September 5 → November 3, 2012 With his exhibition, José Lévy uses his intimate experience to guide him through the transversal dimensions of Japan. It is an interior voyage that provokes a kind of emotional jet-lag and provides an insight into the artist’s complex inner world. José Lévy is Laureate of the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Japan 2011.
Archives FX Combes — Entre-monde(s) Past: May 12 → July 21, 2012 For his second solo show, Entre-monde(s) in the gallery NextLevel, F.X. Combes presents a new series of images. Contining his work on the pictorial reflection on the limits of the photographic medium, the artist reconstructs an image: between real and virtual, between painting and photography, between shadow and light.
Archives Peaux d’âmes — Commissariat : Sandra de Vivies Past: March 15 → May 5, 2012 Six artists and designers employ the medium of ceramics to evoke the Earth, society, man and concerns of the flesh. Their objects and sculptures, human in appearance, in all their complexity call into question the social image and the risk of individual breakdown: creating from the original soil is an organic and philosophical experience.
Archives Beatrice Valentine Amrhein Past: December 1, 2011 → February 25, 2012 NextLevel Galerie presen the first large-scale, solo exhibition in France by Béatrice Valentine Amrhein. Her artistic approach is built on the theme of the body and explores human relationships in the era of new technologies.
Archives Ronan Guillou — Sélection de photographies de la série Angel Past: November 3 → 26, 2011 What I love about the photographs of Ronan Guillou in this book: all these pictures are found. They are all made on the spur of the moment. They are not manipulated or “worked on”. They are dripping with reality. What a relief! — Wim Wenders (extract)
Archives Nicolas Le Moigne — Trash Cube Past: February 25 → March 12, 2011 The “Trash Cube” is an object that is the result of a contemporary challenge issued by the factory to the designer. In this kind of “backward” process of creation, it was a question of rendering the massive quantities of raw material offcuts produced weekly by the company desirable.
Archives Delphine Pouillé — Fluffy flavours Past: January 6 → February 19, 2011 If the title of the exhibition, Fluffy Flavours, sounds like the promise of something sweet for the visitor, Delphine Pouillé’s sprawling work seems more like it actually swallows him/her up in its many more or less tantalizing bellies.
Archives Ronan Guillou — Angel Past: November 9 → December 23, 2010 An odyssey that leads the viewer through American urban spaces, Ronan Guillou’s work tackles the theme of the temporary emptiness in spaces, the state of transition and expectation…
Archives Philippe Malouin — Demonstration, Gridlock collection 2010 Past: March 19 → May 12, 2010 Demonstration insists on design free of any superfluous effects, whose only aesthetic value is revealed through a light metallic structure with great architectural potential.
Archives Tomàs Alonso — Variations on a tube Past: October 22 → December 23, 2009 The dimension of Tomas Alonso’s work can be understood like different writings of that question mark. There will be as many answers as variations of interpretations of the models. They are sometimes paradoxical. One should always inclined to believe that freedom is a friend of contradiction.