A WORLD OF ABSTRACTION
BURKINA FASO, CUBA, THAILAND, FRANCE, AUSTRALIA
A WORLD OF ABSTRACTION
WITH HYACINTHE OUATTARA, RENÉ FRANCISCO, KITIKONG TILOKWATTANOTAI, JADE FENU ET UNE SÉLECTION DE PEINTRES ABORIGÈNES AUSTRALIENS
FROM JUNE 03rd TO JULY 31th 2020
After interesting themselves to contemporary Japanese, Chilean, Caribbean, Moroccan and Mexican art, the 193 Gallery offers us a world tour of abstraction.
After minimal art, 5 artists from 5 continents (Thailand, Cuba, Burkina Faso, Australia and France) present their approaches to abstraction.
A BIT OF HISTORY
In 1832, Hegel defined art in the following way: "Art must propose another end than the purely formal imitation of nature; in any case, imitation can only produce technical masterpieces, never works of art".
Abstract art is an international movement that dominates the entire 20th century. It breaks with a traditional conception of art as an imitation of nature. It does not represent subjects or objects from the natural world, but shapes and colors for their own sake.
Non-figurative, this art uses different codes in its realization as well as the senses and imagination of those who look at it. The goal is not to copy reality, nor to create one, but to create a visual experience and to feel emotions.
The transition to abstraction was gradual.
In the 19th century, Impressionism and Fauvism laid the foundations for a new representation of reality through the freedom of touch and the use of color. With cubism, the traditional representation is dislocated and recomposed by the artist. The 1910s seem to be the signal for many artists who took the step of completely evacuating figuration. Modern scientific thought, through the appearance of quantum physics or the theory of relativity, made the very notion of reality problematic, and abstract art thus proposed a form of painting in line with this conception of the world.
Who were the pioneers?
Kandinsky (1866-1944) endeavored to invent a language of emotion: large masses of color combine freely with forms and lines that speak to the sensibility, in the manner of music.
Mondrian (1872-1944) sought rather a geometric and mathematical language to translate the organizing and primordial forces of all that exists: orthogonal lines and primary colors are arranged on a white background.
Malevitch (1879-1935) pushed back the limits of the simplification of pictorial language to account for the invisible essence of things. He is considered to be the author of the first monochromes in contemporary painting.
In his abstract work, Kupka (1871-1957) combines the use of "sensory" colors with the geometric simplification of the subject, producing visual and graphic forms representing movement. The musical dimension is also fundamental in his work.
Our 5 abstract artists share this desire to invite the spectator to feel emotions, rather than trying to represent the visible appearances of the world.
outside, free from visual reality.
The magic of abstract art lies in the fact that everyone gives free rein to their own interpretation.
From geometrical or lyrical abstraction, from pointillism to minimalist art, the different currents of abstraction are represented in this exhibition.
This world tour takes us to the 5 continents: Africa with Hyacinthe Ouattara (Burkina Faso), Asia with Kitikong Tilokwattanotai (Thailand), in partnership with Galerie Arnaud Lebecq, America and the Caribbean with René Francisco (Cuba), Europe with Jade Fenu (France) and finally Oceania, with a selection of Australian Aboriginal painters, in partnership with Arts d'Australie - Stéphane Jacob.
A dialogue is created between these artists coming from the 4 corners of the world, with the will to present their perceptions of the world, between dreams and abstract reality.
Point Contemporain : http://agenda-pointcontemporain.com/un-monde-dabstraction-193-gallery-paris/