Until June 2, 2012 – Mazel Galerie
Silence is golden, from design to painting – Duo Show
Until June 2, 2012 – Mazel Galerie
Silence is golden, from design to painting – Duo Show
From 12 to 15 April 2012 – Lille Grand Palais
With over 15,000 visitors in 2011, Lille Art Fair has become an essential contemporary art event held in the heart of the Paris-Brussels-London triangle.
Variety of methods of expression, diversity of galleries and artists and sheer artistic wealth of the event are the main ingredients making Lille Art Fair an essential cultural event.
Lille Art Fair attracts visitors looking to buy and keen to make the most of the event made up of collectors, knowledgeable art lovers and newcomers to the world of art are all looking forward to the 5th Lille Art Fair taking place from 12 to 15 April 2012 that promises to be a great experience for all concerned!
Buoyed by its success, the 5th Lille Art Fair will bring together 100 galleries and publishers from many different countries in an 8,000 m² showcase.
Paintings, drawings, sculpture, video, engravings, ceramics, photos, etc., -all forms of art will be represented even more than ever before.
-The Print Art Fair features the representatives of art printing techniques: lithography, engraving, screen printing, digigraphics, artist’s books, and more…
- The Video Art Fair, is a new addition to the 2011 fair, highlighting a contemporary form of expression so as to discover new talents and specialised galleries.
- La Nuit de l’Art (“The Art Night”), will be an exceptional evening where each exhibitor invites their artists to come and meet the public for a performance, signing session, or other activities and happenings.
The region’s artistic and cultural organisation complete the offering from galleries and publishers. Totally new works by French and European artists will thus be presented to visitors.
From February 3 to March 10, 2012 – Mazel Galerie
Born in 1975. Jimmy De Bock live and work in Brussels.
“It sometimes seems our eyes are shut to the simple beauties that surround us. Our daily life, our daily movements absorbe our attention away from our environment…
…it is about reconnecting your soul to what you forgot was there. It is about opening your eyes for the first time… again. eMotions is about us.”
Art has always been part of my family. Grand-parents painters, uncles graphic designers, father printer and very fond of photography. I have myself worked in my father’s printing factory from 1990 until 2000 as a graphic designer.
Photography came to my attention in 1994 in the United States.
A blessed year since, as the present prooves, it had a major impact on my life. I got to learn the basics of photogrpahy. I worked with a basic SLR camera, I made my own rolls of film, developed them, spent hours in the dark room.
I majored in Business in 2000 (Solvay Business School, ULB, Brussels). In the meantime, between 1996 and 2004 I traveled mainly in South America and Asia. Each year brought its load of learning until I finally realized I was destined to grow as an artist…
Bruno Timmermans, born in Brussels in 1977, finds its calling in 1995 in Saint-Luc (Brussels) Art of the image and then continues at La Cambre studying silkscreen from 1999 to 2005.
Professional photographer, the artist throughout the years refined its style and perfected his techniques. His world view as well as his aesthetic gaze result in an image processing very singular, giving his works a special sublimation of the subject.
Bruno Timmermans’ works combine respect and embellishment whilst preserving the original purity of the “Papous”. He uses sophisticated techniques to further enhance the creative ornaments and detailed markings of the tribes. PapouArt is a genuine crossing between primal and contemporary art.
Until the 11th of June 2011 – Mazel Galerie
The close centrings on the subject, the legs, the torsoes or faces put his work within an avant-gardist conception of painting, which has integrated the contribution of photography into contemporary art.
François Bard’s aesthetics is different from a large part of current painting which is influenced by the legacy of American Pop-Art or the new wave of Street Art, as his works are much closer to Edward Hopper, Giorgio de Chirico and Edouard Manet than to Andy Warhol.
His characters or his landscapes seem to be isolated within a space the boundaries of which are indefinite and allow us to escape « somewhere else ».
These large surface areas may evoke the desolate setting that is described in Dino Buzzati’s novel Tartars’Desert, one of his reference books.
The background which reveals endless surface areas focuses our attention on the subject, the small pieces of sentences and enigmatic words sprinkled on the surface of the canvasses.
The atmosphere which emanates from all these elements arouses the feeling that time is suspended and it conveys an unspeakable feeling of void.
The timelessness of his works is emphasized by choices in compositions which remind us of those made by masters of painting.
« Fait divers » or « No Man’s Land » are symptomatic of his taste for compositions drawn from famous names of the history of fine arts.
« L’Homme Mort » (« The Dead man ») which Edouard Manet painted between 1864 and 1865, depicting the body of a matador lying on the sand of the arena which itself refers to medieval sculpture and to the traditional countenance of recumbent statues, is a perfect illustration of this kinship.
Thanks to this centring, Manet gave his matador a Christ-like dimension, while François Bard gives his henchmen wearing gloves the appearance of peace-making angels, kinds of imaginary body-guards of a paranoid society which is afraid of the individuals who are part of it.
The artist fully assumes this biased view and claims that he is « on a sacred side of painting ».
However, far be it from him to establish a distance with those who watch his works, as his sources of inspiration and his models come from his daily life and from people around him.
He asserts : « it is from daily life that I try to paint my imaginary world.»
But through his longing for timelessness and sublimation, the artist does talk about us in his paintings.
The link between his daily life and our world is to be seen in the realism and naturalism of his pictorial technique, strengthening the kinship between his work and Manet’s. Edouard Mazel
From the 19th of November to the 11th of December 2010 – Mazel Galerie
Quentin Garel is graduate from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (1998).
his work of sculpture, out of bronze, iron, wood or porcelain, is characterized by the creation of a bestiary, sometimes very realistic, sometimes brought back to a state of skeleton. Garel explains: “For a few years, I have developed a work of sculpture implementing various wood assemblies around the topic of the trophy; proud habit of the man whom I try to divert with the profit of the animals of consumption by denouncing the ridiculous character of this practice. I prolonged this topic with through the pig iron which brings a more monumental dimension to him and which opens it towards outside. Such a part can for example use the garden as base thus giving the feeling that it crosses partially the surface of the ground, like the vestige of an emergent past”. Excellent draughtsman, Garel works the subjects of its sculptures first on paper and supplements each exposure of a series of drafts and preparatory studies.
Since the ordering of a series of sculptures for the New Municipal Gardens of Lille, Garel extended its bestiary, centered up to now on the animals of consumption, with the animals of savanna and the jungle.
17 septembre au 9 octobre 2010 – Mazel Galerie
The Seventies, were a time of cultural, social and inter-génération war. Political painting was the reality of this time. And yet, Ivan Messac get away from it with series like “the polychrome children” or “the noble art” but without never moving away completely. The sport, the music, the pleasure in general has also always been omnipresent in its painting, illustrating a changing Society which while evolving was transformed little by little into a Society of the leisures where the individual avoid more and more its responsibilities and duties. One of his work , acrylic resin on paper in 1972, called «la société des loisirs» represent a couple in bathing suit, with a great “carefree” smile framed by monochromic verticals evoking the test card of a television set. All the series of works present at this exhibition, “Narration (S), but painting first of all”, illustrate the evolution of the artist, who detached himself from the politic to the profit of the music, television or the cinema, while preserving the same esthetics as that of the Seventies. Be-bop and Boogie, Adam and Eve, My Generation, and Crazy legs represent this Society of leisures told by Ivan Messac.