Combo s’est fait connaître auprès du grand public avec la diffusion du symbole « CoeXisT » à Paris, après les attentats de janvier 2015, mais aussi par ses collages d’images populaires qu’il détourne allègrement pour interpeler le passant. Le street art de Combo, tout en maniant humour et créativité, est un acte d’engagement fort qui alerte sur les dérives de notre société. Dans ce livre, conçu comme le journal intime de l’artiste, il nous invite à voyager avec lui à travers l’Europe pour partager son univers, avec toute son originalité et sa sincérité, nous guidant à la rencontre de l’autre... L’objectif de ce road trip est aussi de découvrir la ville à travers ses références culturelles, jouer avec ses codes grâce au street art, donner à chaque lieu une oeuvre en retour de ce qu’il a reçu… Un voyage initiatique qui passe par Aurillac, Barcelone, Tunis, Londres, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Copenhague, Berlin, Zurich, Gênes, Nantes et Paris.
Juan Miguel Palacios' journey started at the School of Decorative Arts of Madrid which gained him the opportunity to join the studio of renowned Spanish artist Amadeo Roca Gisbert for six years. These years were cruicial for Palacios' artistic flair and this training is visible in every artwork he creates.
Concepts such as mourning, restlessness and inequality are vital in Palacios' work as they allow him to explore a range of human emotions. His powerful and modern techniques involve almost abstract brushtrokes and a strong use of colour to create a feeling of decay and abandonment.
Driven by his search for new forms of expression, Juan Miguel Palacios created series such as Wounded, where the artist has used broken walls as the surface for his works. This technique has created an extra dimension in his work which he allows the viewer to dissect. His works blend reality with dreamlike worlds, with his subjects seeming to escape their two-dimensional invisible cages and become tangible parts of reality.
Canvas, vinyl, meth-acrylate, aluminium and drywall surfaces are where Juan Miguel Palacios presents his work.
Prefab77 is an artist who has origins in the north of England, California and New York.
Creating, hard edged and stripped down artwork that is often political, sometimes anti-establishment, but always beautiful he weaves small pieces of modern popular culture, pure rock and rebellion reflecting on the passing of our familiar institutions, shadowy establishment on the take and take small bites out of the underbelly of our modern culture that gets more bizarre with each passing day.
It is a dark word of money, fashion, music and politics woven into a luxurious mixture of acrylic, spraypaint, wheatpaste and varnish. He is the Gentle Young Giant.
Stikki Peaches’ work has been seen in the urban areas of Paris, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Berlin, Stockholm and London. Though covering international landscapes with his pop-culture referenced, lowbrow street art, Stikki Peaches has also added to his ongoing street tapestry in his hometown of Montreal, Canada. From his beginnings in 2009, his “What If Art Ruled The World?” tagline had every passer-by engaged in thought, while enjoying the embodiment and amalgamation of his unique and nostalgia-laced street art.
We are delightd to introduce you our new artist, Adam Lupton from New York.
Adam Lupton explores personal and social psychology in contemporary society. Using disparate visual languages, Lupton probes for an internal and external narrative, interested in the psychological resonance his paintings have when he is no longer present in the room.
Adam Lupton holds his Bachelors of Communication Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and his Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art.
We are delighted to introduce you our new Artist! Javier Léon Perez from Spain!
Javier’s monochromatic abstract landscapes undulate with rhizomatic movement. In his three-dimensional works, small elements of carefully folded Japanese paper interweave with each other tracing a dance, drawing the viewer into a parallel reality. As with poetry, the message is implicit, it points to a new place that opens up new possibilities.
In his paintings, drawings and sculptural paper works, the almost obsessive detailed process, and eternal repetition of small elements that cover the surface, acts as a mantra, a sacred formula and deeply personal ritual for the artist. For the viewer, the first impact of the powerful colours or monochromatic pallet combined with the tactile oil, graphite or ink textures slowly move into a full aesthetic sensory experience. The eyes explore the surface and discover differences in density, quantity, as well as the games of light and shadow
This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, takes place on May 20th, 2017.
Over 1000 museums will be open all night, to share their most treasured works, giving you behind-the-scenes access, and even hosting numerous events like treasure hunts, concerts or even light shows! This year another great program is planned for Museum Night, and you won’t want to miss it!
We are consider among the 10 Must-Visit Independent Art Galleries in Paris ;-) Check out this article on Culture Trip!
"Set in the oldest planned square in Paris, Place de Vosges, this often-overlooked gallery describes its vision as a reference point for both contemporary and modern art in the Marais district. It would, however, be valid to say that their influence should be felt further afield. The collections at Modus are singular and unique, showcasing a range of styles, media, and talents. This eclecticism is driven by the gallery’s notable presence at global art fairs, inspired by France’s long artistic legacy."