LILLE ART UP! 2024 – Foire d’Art Contemporain

INFO PRATIQUES
LILLE ART UP! du 8 au 11 février 2024
GALERIE PAUL JANSSEN / GALERIE NARDONE – stand A9

LILLE GRAND PALAIS
1, Boulevard des Cites-Unies
59777 EURALILLE
France
https://lilleartup.com/
 
HORAIRES
Vernissage en présence de l’artiste: Mercredi 7 février : à partir de 16h
Jeudi 8 février : de 11h à 23h
Vendredi 9 février : de 11h à 20h
Samedi 10 février : de 10h à 20h
Dimanche 11 février : de 10h à 19h

Envoyez-nous un e-mail si vous souhaitez des billets d’entrée.

Notre stand sera entièrement dédié au jeune artiste prometteur Charles Plétincx

 


Alechinsky & CoBrA

EXPO PIERRE ALECHINSKY & COBRA > 01.10.2023 – 12.11.2023 

From October 1 to November 12, during the international nautical event “Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez”:
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the international CoBrA movement, Galerie Paul Janssen is pleased to present an exhibition by Pierre Alechinsky and his avant-garde colleagues from the CoBrA group.


Du 1er octobre au 12 novembre, lors de l’événement nautique international “Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez” :
À l’occasion du 75 ans du mouvement international CoBrA, la Galerie Paul Janssen est heureuse de présenter une exposition de Pierre Alechinsky et de ses confrères avant-gardistes du groupe CoBrA.

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New artist ! CHARLES PLÉTINCX

We are very excited to introduce to you:
CHARLES PLÉTINCX
Promising emerging artist 2023!

At Galerie Paul Janssen, it’s our mission to help you discover art from the most outstanding and talented emerging artists around the world.
Moreover, one of the best ways to add an original piece of art to your collection is with an artwork by an emerging artist at the beginning of his/her career.
That is why we are proud to present you a selection of artworks by the very promising, Brussels based artist Charles Plétincx!

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LIFE AND ITS PARADOXES
Charles Plétincx was born in Uccle/Belgium on 28 July 2006. His pictorial language creates a realm telling of life and its paradoxes. One in which humans, animals and plants come together. His work is inspired by Aboriginal art, by Pierre Alechinsky, by Keith Haring and by myths and symbols.

STORYTELLING ART
Effortlessly blending figurative expressionism and surrealism, this young, self-taught artist employs sculptural brushstrokes and vibrant colors resulting in compositions full of movement and emotion. Entirely devoted to his creation, Charles Plétincx’ paintings has the ability to tell stories and to evoke an energy that is at once serious and celebratory.


ORIGINES by GRIET VAN MALDEREN

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SOLO EXHIBITION ORIGINES by GRIET VAN MALDEREN
24.07.2022 > 28.08.2022
Info: : info@galeriepj.com


LE CHAT GOLFEUR

LE CHAT “GOLFEUR” BY PHILIPPE GELUCK PLAYS GOLF!

Don’t miss out!
Le Chat “Golfeur” by Philippe Geluck will make his debut at the SOUDAL OPEN!

The Soudal Open marks Belgium’s return to the DP World Tour in 2022. The Soudal Open will be held from May 12th to 15th 2022 at Rinkven International Golf Club in Schilde, near Antwerp. The tournament will be played over four days in a 72-hole stroke play format with 156 players and a cut after the second round.

Galerie Paul Janssen welcomes you at their booth at the 19th Hole Village.
Hope to see you there!


WHAT : SOUDAL OPEN

WHEN : 12.05.2022 > 15.05.2022
WHERE : RINKVEN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB BELGIUM


10 YEARS! 2012 – 2022

10 years ago, we opened the doors of our gallery under the church tower in Grimaud. We asked Marc Lagrange if he wanted to do the inauguration, and he didn’t hesitate for a moment. Although we were completely new as a gallery, Marc Lagrange put his unconditional trust in us. We will forever be grateful for this unique opportunity he granted us. However, the opening was not without a struggle. An exhibition of this nature, with the well-known erotic oeuvre of the grand master, had never seen in this little village and therefore provoked many reactions. In no time we were ‘the talk of the town’. No one could avoid noticing that Galerie Paul Janssen had settled in Grimaud. Although we should use our anniversary to celebrate what we achieved, this feels only like the beginning!

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Let’s kick off!

Starting Saturday 5th of March, we will be open every day except on Mondays from 11h00 till 18h00


Superflat & Manga

TAKASHI MURAKAMI
Multi media artist – ° 1962 Japan

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“My aesthetic sense was formed at a young age by what surrounded me: the narrow residential spaces of Japan and the mental escapes from those spaces that took the forms of manga and anime.” – Takashi Murakami –

SUPERFLAT
When Japanese artist Takashi Murakami coined the term Superflat in 2001, he launched one of postmodern art’s most invigorated movements.

Based on the compilation and compression of centuries’ worth of Japanese “flat” art aesthetics, and inspired by the country’s distinctively unique post World War II anime and manga craze, he inspired other artists to join him in putting Japan on the art world map. Often categorized as a Japanese form of Pop Art, Superflat has become an international phenomenon, infiltrating all areas of consumer culture from high to low art.

Takashi Murakami loves all things anime and manga—so much so that he often refers to himself as an “otaku,” loosely translated as a “sci-fi geek.” It’s nearly impossible to imagine Murakami as anything but the essence of cool.

ALTER EGO


Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as early as 1993. With this smiling creature, Murakami hoped to create a Japanese icon with universal appeal, in the spirit of Hello Kitty and Pikachu. To do so, he drew inspiration from characters in Eastern and Western popular culture, including the adorable Japanese manga creature Doraemon and Walt Disney’s iconic Mickey Mouse.

While the first Mr. DOB had a somewhat fierce appearance with sharp, menacing teeth, the character grew cuter and cuter over time, setting the stage for the iconic Mr DOB/DOBTOPUS.


Artist in the Spotlight

visual artist – ° 1988 the netherlands

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TRANSCENDING THE BOUNDARIES

In her compositions of large-scale gemstones, Pleunie Buyink (*1988, The Netherlands) transcends the boundaries of both material and abstraction.

Her extraordinary abstract art objects, dazzling “Limber Gems”, composed of liquid rubber components, gold-tone foil and criss-crossed by coloured powder pigment, resemble large scale geometrical cut gemstones that extend light from all angles.

OUTSIDE THE BOX MATERIALS

Pleunie Buyink is a graduate from the famous Design Academy in the Netherlands. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from the Artemis Art School Rotterdam.

Her love for outside the box materials is a key element in Pleunie’s work. She loves to experiment and to create new materials and bringing those together using innovative techniques.

For her graduation project, she developed a never seen composition material, combining different layers and materials of which rubber is a core ingredient. The composition material is called Limber Gems.

TOUCHED BY THE LIGHT

As Buyink outpours, mixes and diffuses the components in her large-scale moulds, the fascinating interplay between the crinkly background, the rough edges and the smooth surfaces appears.

Once the light touches the finished Limber Gems, they behave as chameleons playing with incoming light, reflection and colour. Each time the light changes, the visual expressiveness of the Limber Gem will also change.

THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

Buyink’s Limber Gems can be stretched and shaped to the contours of any corner or curve.

Reminiscent of Dali’s soft or melting watches in ‘The Persistence of Memory’, these art objects are also flexible and obedient and they can be moulded to lay on the floor or be wall mounted.

LAUNCHED INTO THE HIGHEST RANKS OF EMERGING ARTISTS

Despite her young age, Pleunie’s fascinating objects are a hit in the European art scene and have launched her almost overnight into the highest ranks of emerging artists.

Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Living, Frame and many international design and art magazines and was one of the highlights during the Dutch Design Week and Salone del Mobile Milan.

Buyink’s oeuvre has been showcased at various exhibitions in Paris, Saint-Tropez, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Istanbul.


Artwork Stories

BERNAR VENET
Neuf Lignes Obliques – Nine Straight Lines

Neuf lignes obliques is a steel monument on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice in the South of France, by French artist Bernar Venet.
It was commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1860 annexation of the County of Nice by France.
The sculpture is made of nine steel beams, 30 metres long, which meet at their top.

The preparatory sculpture is now available in our gallery

Executed in 2009
Steel sculpture
Edition of 8 + 4 AP + 2HC
Signed on an line : 9 Lignes Obliques
Numbered under the base: HC 1/2
Size: + – 45 cm H x 12 cm W x 9 D cm, on a base of 18 x 19 cm

 


Artist in the Spotlight

ISABELLE SCHELTJENS, QUEEN OF DOTS

Isabelle Scheltjens has given classical pointillism an original and contemporary twist. She developed a new way of portrait making, in which thousands of pieces of glass in specific patterns optically form an image. Pointillists used small, distinct dots of pure colour on their canvases, placed in close proximity so that they would blur into new colours. Isabelle applies a similar technique, using layers of coloured glass instead of paint. She immersed herself in the understanding of colour and creates her portraits with maniacal intensity – featuring intricate detail, lighting and shadows. The colourful pieces of glass are like the dots of paint used by the pointillists: forming an abstract image up close, yet a dramatic and precise portrait from a distance.

DISTANCE CREATES BEAUTY

Up close we see an abstract image, seemingly unfinished – a captivating combination of bright colours. However, when viewed at a distance, our eyes fuse the individual pieces of glass into one solid portrait. The time-consuming and laborious technique is the antithesis to the frantic pace of life in a ‘disposable’ society.

OPTICAL EFFECTS

Isabelle achieves striking optical effects with her technique: she captures the dance of light and colour in a way a photograph transforms it into a black & white, or sometimes a colourful, portrait – the fascinating result of a process which relies on the perceptive ability of the viewer’s eye and mind.

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

Everything looks better from a distance than up close. Isabelle’s portraits require the viewer’s participation, as they change depending on the viewing position. Her art gives shape to the disparity between what something appears to be and what something actually is. The fragility of glass represents the transience of beauty.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Mosaic art requires a talent for seeing the bigger picture, even more so when the mosaics are almost photorealistic. From afar, Isabelle’s artwork depicts the model naturalistically. Up close, the image is an abstract composition of thousands of individual squares. Using tiny pieces of glass, she creates portraits with intricate details and amazing depth. The mastery of this technique requires dedication, ample skill, a deep understanding of colour and lots of patience. The result is an exquisite art form which will last for generations.

THE POETRY OF DOTS

Although Isabelle’s modern-day pointillism requires technical craftsmanship, technique is merely a means to an end. The seemingly random forms and colours on the surface of the canvas come together to form a distinct, expressive, tactile image – pointillism reinvented and re-contextualised.

DIALOGUE BETWEEN ARTIST AND VIEWER

Assembling a portrait one piece at a time, while considering the work as a whole, is incredibly hard. It goes way beyond cutting a piece and getting it in the right position. Isabelle uses this challenging and time-consuming art medium to express a subject’s features, personality and mood with vibrant colours in unexpected patterns. The result is a portrait which brings a sense of wonder to the viewer, making him want to reach out and touch it.

FASCINATED WITH FACES

Faces are the first things we notice in people. We respond to faces because they reveal an individual’s personality: trustworthy or deceitful, attractive or unappealing, welcoming or reserved, … It is no wonder faces have always been central to art. Irrespective of whether they are being depicted recognisably or abstractly, we always clearly recognise them because they manifest a specific composition: a forehead, two eyes, a nose and a mouth. Isabelle is fascinated with faces and their capacity to arouse our perceptions. 

BIG THINGS

Isabelle Scheltjens’ working method is truly remarkable, a modern twist on traditional stained-glass portraits. As a self-taught artist who started her career in 2014, she is on her way to big things and is becoming an internationally recognised artist, who is exhibiting worldwide. 

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Artist in the Spotlight

Jacqueline Bozon (1966) grew up in the Netherlands. When she was a child she loved drawing, but the world of art seemed to exist in another sphere. Becoming an artist was an unrealistic career choice. As her father said, there was no future in that. So instead of being sent to art college, Jacqueline did teacher training, which she successfully completed in 1988. Even though she loved standing in front of a classroom, she couldn’t let go of her longing for creating art. She became increasingly enthusiastic and taught herself a range of techniques through which her artwork grew and took new turns. To develop these further, she enrolled herself in the Academy of Arts in Belgium.

Since then she has fully dedicated her time to painting, finding inspiration, learning and studying art.

Jacqueline Bozon uses all her experiences, encounters and observations in her work and converts them into a colorful interplay of lines. Color is her language, a universal language that can be easily understood, one that also has several translations. Just think of the color red; for one it stands for passion, love and warmth, for the other this color stands for fear and danger.

Her work is as mysterious as it is abstract. She paints from her feelings in a dialogue with the different materials she uses: acrylic and oil paint, plaster, silver foil, handmade paper from Nepal, sand and resin. During her travels, she is tremendously inspired by different cultures and perspectives on life, which she then transposes to the canvas.

The top layer, usually the first thing you see, is like the first impression when you meet someone. Enough for many. But if you take the time to look deeper, you will see the stratification and the artwork will slowly reveal itself. 

“Art is to be seen without thinking, and to be created without thinking that it will be seen”. – Jacqueline Bozon –

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