Art : Concept is pleased to present a new solo show by Julien Audebert.
“Man is this night, this empty nothingness that contains everything in the simplicity of this night, a wealth of representations, infinitely multiple images, none of which precisely come to mind […]. It’s this night that we discover when we look into a man’s eyes – we plunge our gaze into a night that becomes frightening, it’s the night of the world that comes forward here to meet each and every one of us.”*
In his new series entitled La nuit du monde, Julien Audebert translates the philosopher’s nocturnal thought. Hegel developed the idea of thought as a passage between two nights: the one from which we must extract ourselves to gain knowledge, and the more perilous one into which we must plunge again at the end of the mind’s journey.
By painting these portraits on copper, Julien Audebert creates a circulation in which this meaning of passage is embedded. The portrait is built around two holes, the result of an action by the artist who, through this breakthrough, explores the limits of representation and the materiality of his support. Through this gesture, the void becomes the place where the artist’s gaze and that of the viewer meet.
Art: Concept is pleased to present Lazy Self Embrace, Aks Misyuta’s first solo show in Paris.
Her expressive characters, struck by a bright light that contrasts with the black background of the canvas, are immediately recognizable. Both robust and vulnerable in their lascivious attitudes, they seem to silently claim a right to idleness.
Responding to these paintings, bronze sculptures of reduced size, representing bodies deformed by interior tumults and implying the ridicule of monumentality, pushing to the limits of abstraction.
Aks Misyuta was born in 1984 in Bryansk (Russia). She has been living and working in Istanbul (Turkey) since 2018.
She is currently represented by Gallery Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva (Switzerland).
We are pleased to present the first exhibition of the English artist at the gallery. He presents eight new works, between paintings and bas-reliefs, which testify to his fascination for representation, while at the same time exceeding it.
Anthony Green was born in 1973 in Welwyn Garden City/UK.
Art : Concept is pleased to present a series of recent paintings by Tommy Malekoff.
Tommy Malekoff is an American artist, born 1992 in South Boston, Virginia. He lives and works in New York, NY. His work with video and photography deals with insular worlds and displaced phenomenons in the American landscape.
His work has been exhibited at New Canons and Jeffrey Stark in New York/US, Morán Morán Gallery in Los Angeles/US, 44 Michigan Avenue in Detroit/US and galleria ZERO in Milan/IT.
Art : Concept is pleased to present Whitney Bedford’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.
The artist’s latest series brings together what she calls Vedute, a series of landscape paintings inspired by late nineteenth and early twentieth century masters – from Degas to Sérusier, Klimt or Van Gogh. As with her paintings of shipwrecks, icebergs, and rainforests, the California-based artist reappropriates this historical legacy and uses it as references for her autobiographical landscapes, which work as contemporary allegories of social and environmental experiences.
Art : Concept is pleased to present Try doing anything without it, the first solo exhibition of Kate Newby at the gallery.
“Kate Newby (b. Aotearoa New Zealand in 1979, lives and works in Texas) often speaks of her work from the standpoint of “care.” Her work invokes kinship, communion, and the safe keeping of commonplace objects and the physical phenomena that shape them. Using methods and production schedules that condition the work in its becoming, she asks what is possible in a material’s life cycle, and the varied unknowns in its manufacture.”
“For Try doing anything without it, the artist has created work made locally in France and tailored to the specific architecture of the gallery […]. What unites these works is the act of letting materials perform, without too much control over their own agency. By directing our attention to changing aspects in the larger social fabric, Newby asks for attunement, particularly to the often overlooked smaller details, rhythms, and scales in life.”
Extract of the press release, by Jennifer Teets, Paris, April, 2022