Archives Youri Lenquette — Punk Nuggets, Original Artyfacts 1977-1985 Past: November 19, 2013 → February 22, 2014 Youri Lenquette has always been close. In the paranoid universe of back stages and of band entourage, he arrived where the rest performed a somehow brutal retreat. As if he had released waves, or had emitted ultra sounds showing the musicians he was one of them.
Archives David Lyle — Bits and Pieces Past: September 13 → November 9, 2013 David Lyle gives a portrayal of a triumphant state walking back out victorious from the WWII and tending to spread over its universal model of happiness. And that’s what photography taught us. Lyle distorts the meaning by putting incoherent and contradictory elements from his personal archives with a particular attention to details.
Archives Maria Tomé — La Main de Dieu Past: May 23 → July 27, 2013 Maria Tomé is an artist who works with images. She creates stories in order to extract the staging of the situations. More interested in guiding our gaze than in emphasizing the narrative, her work highlights the object’s unconscious. She decides to “reveal” rather than to create, drawing us into her alternative vision of everyday life.
Archives Jean Faucheur — Sans Titre Past: April 6 → May 18, 2013 Since a decade, Jean Faucheur pioneer of group experiences, felt the need to return to a more personal manner by constraining himself to a studio work, i.e. paradoxically within and out of the walls. Street requires a quickness of progress; studio grants a freedom and the ease to make.
Archives Sébastien Le Guen Paysages Humains Past: October 13 → November 24, 2012 Painter above all, Sébastien Le Guen’s work also consists from digging into directory of images related to the publicity, communication and the world of fashion. In his work artist examines subjects often related to identity building and uses, on his canvases, visual methods that play on our perception of images as much as on our imaginative faculties.
Archives John Crash Matos — Study in Watercolors Past: April 14 → June 2, 2012 Do we still have to present John Crash Matos, this street artist pioneer born in Bronx in 1961 ? Addict Galerie presents “Study in Watercolors”, a selection of preliminary studies, and brings to light the sketch work of graffiti, often relegated to the background to a mode of expression sometimes assimilated to a spontaneous blowout of the imagination.
Archives Thomas Fiebig — La Grande Bouffe Past: February 4 → March 31, 2012 Thomas Fiebig doesn’t cease to assert the influence of urban art on his painting. Like him, street artists have the credit of denouncing the sudden and permanent destruction of his environment under the pretence of modernisation. He sets his free and deconstructing eyes on what the city exposes, with the purpose of digging up a deeper truth over its deceptive evidences.
Archives L’art urbain… du mur à l’atelier… Past: October 16 → December 4, 2010 Un art est né dans la rue parce que ses auteurs ne se définissaient pas comme des artistes. C’était là, la révolution. Des jeunes aux doigts errants, voulaient simplement rappeler leur existence en prenant à partie un paysage urbain, prison de briques et de pierres, souvent délabrée, qui servait de décor à leur vie.