02 : PRACTICAL INFO
_ABSENCE 
A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION 

OPENING BRUNCH : 28.01.2018
13:00 - 20:00

01.02.2018 - 04.03.2018
Thursday to Saturday
14:00 - 18:00
or by appointment


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04 : ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Absence is a collective exhibition that brings together painting, sculpture, photography and installation. It presents a collection of works by international artists where the white, the transparency or the absence of the detail are vectors of abstraction, interrogation, spirituality and manifest of an art form conceived as the restitution of perceptions and emotions.

"... White allows other things to become visible "
Robert Ryman

 ▼  Ode Bertrand (France, b. 1930)

With the play of tonal nuance where the geometric effect is revealed by subtle tones of whites, each work is more than its form and carries with it an enigma that plunges us into an uncertain state. It is this complexity at the very heart of the greatest of simplicities that offers nourishment to the spirit and in exchange demands only the time of contemplation.

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 ▼  Olivier Christinat (Suisse, b. 1963)

Christinat's photographs flirt with the idea of disappearance and emergence of the image itself or its subject, as a metaphor for the uncertain memory that the spirit retains. The look is lost in a floating and unreal world abolishing the boundaries between photography and painting.

 ▼  Maurice Frydman (Belgium, b. 1928)

Subverting the living with the the artificial, Maurice Frydman uses plastic film to evoke human skin, simulating its flexibility, its wrinkles, folds and scars until abstraction becomes.

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 ▼  Javier Leòn Perez (Spain, b. 1977)

Exploring the concept of time as a mental construct and fiction developed by man, the artist develops the concept as a subjective field in which events take place in layers contained within the limits of the human mind.

 ▼  Aurélie Nemours (France, 1910-2005)

Through compositions based on the horizontal and the vertical, Aurélie Némours offers to see white monochromes build to reflect the inner necessity of the artist in search of the essential void.

 ▼  Daniel Pandini (France, 1938-2013)

Directly related to concrete art, Daniel Pandini's white works traverse the path of abstraction through a radical simplification of forms and textures that aims, ultimately, to fully integrate the work to the wall that supports it.

 ▼  Paola Pezzi (Italy, b. 1963

Influenced by Arte Povera, the works of Paola Pezzi give rise to complex compositions created using ordinary materials modulated, superimposed and pleated to infuse energy and vitality.

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 ▼  Namhee Kwon (South Korea, b. 1971)

Looking through the field of perception through suggestion, Namhee Kwon proposes works that develop the concept of the blank page. Here the numbering makes of the blank wall a blank page narrating invisible stories that leave the visitor a space to imagine.

 ▼  Moon-Pil Shim (South Korea, b. 1958)

In the work of Moon-Pil Shim, what strikes at the outset is the oscillation between sharp reflections and the atmospheric presence of the white background. It's this oscillation that creates an imprecise, distant mysterious depth that pull the perception towards a space in recess.

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 ▼  Yun Sungfeel (South Korea, b. 1977)

Yun Sungfeel's sculptures address the themes of balance and harmony at the scale of the universe. They reveal the constant flows of systems, including those of human existence. The relationship between art, spirituality and science is the creative idea pursued by the artist through his work.

 ▼  Nam Tchun-Mo (South Korea, b. 1961)

The multiple modulations of shadow and light are the major element of Nam Tchun-Mo's paintings. The relief of the works built of dynamic and rhythmic lines affixed on the surface of the canvas draws an always changing and volatile harmony.

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 ▼  Jean Claude Wouters (Belgium, b. 1958)

The portraits and nudes of the artist, where the visible disappears in the whiteness of the image, offer us a new way of looking, which forces a rather slow analysis that delivers a form of perception of the invisible.