Exhibitions

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PARIS

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KORALIE

vernissage : Vendredi 28 et Samedi 29 mai
Exposition du 29 mai au 26 juin

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MICKAEL DOUCET

Exposition du 13 mars au 16 avril

MARSEILLE

La peinture de Mickaël Doucet est une peinture contemporaine par son propos mais aussi par ce qu’elle propose dans la continuité de la peinture traditionnelle. Contemplative dans son approche, elle n’en reste pas moins structurée de manière classique, par le jeu des compositions spatiales, architecturales mais aussi par les possibilités infinies du placement des éléments narratifs.

Ce jeu des possibles rend la peinture de Mickaël Doucet fortement créative et lisible, avec plusieurs niveaux de lecture telle une œuvre littéraire, littérature elle-même chère au peintre. L’artiste invite en effet, grâce à de nombreuses orientations artistiques dans un même tableau, le spectateur à un voyage, voyage comprenant de multiples directions sensorielles. Qu’ils soient picturaux, philosophiques ou métaphysiques, ces chemins de traverse entraînent le lecteur vers des sentiments agréables, qui frôlent parfois avec la mélancolie douce ou une nostalgie d’un passé idéalisé… Cet autre espace qu’il crée comme une hétérotopie, concept créé par Michel Foucault (conférence de 1967, intitulé des espaces des autres) devient une scène de théâtre où se joue dans cette composition une pluralité de possibilités menant à la réflexion voire à la méditation… C’est une invitation au voyage, à travers ses fenêtres ouvertes sur le monde, par ses jeux de couleurs composés grâce aux objets, aux aplats ou aux plantes où chaque œuvre permet une narration différente… Rentrer dans la peinture de Mickaël Doucet, c’est rentrer en immersion dans l’histoire de l’art, dans la couleur, dans la littérature, dans la reconsidération de notre patrimoine culturel (les références aux civilisations  fondatrices et disparues) mais peut-être, avant tout,

se rencontrer soi-même…

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HugPat – No Way!

Exposition du 28 janvier au 28 février 2021

PARIS

Patrick Hugues a 48 ans, il vit et travaille à Marseille.
Nus, ensembles urbains, fusain, plume, pastel, De Vinci, Dürer… Le jeune étudiant en architecture voue une admiration sans limite aux classiques ainsi qu’à leurs techniques. Il dessine et croque sans cesse.
Prometteuse, une première série de dessins au feutre noir voit le jour. Les premiers jalons de compositions sont posés. Ports à l’abandon, entrepôts, grues figées : on peut alors y apercevoir de vastes ensembles urbains désaxés. D’abord désincarnés, ses travaux vont lentement se peupler. Le temps des grands formats se fait sentir, et l’artiste déplace son action sur la toile. Incendies, masques à gaz, scènes d’émeutes, scènes érotiques ou de violences urbaines… La dimension tourmentée et cathartique domine. Tout comme le respect de la figuration, héritée de ses nombreuses années de dessins classiques.

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JONNYSTYLE

Exposition jusqu’au 6 mars

MARSEILLE

Une exposition sur Marseille, à Marseille. M.A.R.S. est construite autour d’histoires atypiques, d’architectures typiques et de l’art de vivre marseillais. Cet art de vivre convoque souvent des clichés que les amoureux de la cité phocéenne connaissent, assument ou exacerbent. Ne vous attendez pas à une carte postale, Marseille n’est pas abordée par son angle touristique et bucolique, elle y apparaît haute en couleurs, dans toute sa complexité et sa richesse.

« Sculpture, peinture, poésie ou encore tapisserie, je navigue volontairement entre plusieurs techniques artistiques. Mes concepts et mes compositions sont animées par l’envie d’un art ludique et la fierté d’appartenance à une région. Cette démarche est toujours précédée d’un long moment de fusion et d’immersion avec la région ou la ville. Ce moment m’a permis de discuter et d’observer, de ressentir l’énergie particulière d’une ville pour avoir le plaisir de la représenter comme elle s’est présentée à moi. «

C’est au bord de la Méditerranée, mais un peu plus à l’Ouest, à Montpellier, que Jonnystyle tombe dans la frénésie créative, avec la pratique du graffiti. Huit ans plus tard, (dans les années 2000) il déploie une galerie de personnages, allégories populaires de Français moyens à qui il prête des saillies pleines d’humour et d’autodérision. Rapidement, cet esprit s’émancipe et vit sur de nombreux supports. Au gré des expositions, des voyages et des rencontres, Jonnystyle défend un art figuratif populaire.

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PIET RODRIGUEZ

Exposition du 4 mars au 4 avril

PARIS

L’exposition « Equilibrium, entre mythe et modernité » retrace le travail de Piet Rodriguez entre 2018 et 2020.

Il y a deux ans, il s’efforce de repousser ses limites en travaillant sur des photographies de statues antiques.
Il intègre sur la toile ses techniques déjà acquises à une géométrie constituée par la matière – le marbre ou la pierre – et y découvre une totale réjouissance à déconstruire des portraits qui ont été sublimés par un autre artiste. Dans ce procédé, plusieurs choses interpellent : la manière dont la lumière se pose sur la matière, thématique bien connue des sculpteurs qui intègrent le mouvement à leur composition. Cela permet à Piet Rodriguez d’approfondir la maîtrise des thématiques. Dans un second temps, le sujet des statues implique la représentation de la figure paternelle ou encore la charge d’histoire que cela représente. En étudiant davantage la mythologie, il tente de se réapproprier quelques vestiges du passé en apposant sa signature colorée et l’application de la bombe aérosol, synonyme de modernité.

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SPYK

15 OCTOBER 2020 à 18h

PARIS

TROUBLE, isn’t that the most relevant word when thinking about our future?

Whether in its interpretation relating to the lack of visibility or a darker one, corresponding to evil, to difficulties, this term touches us, worries us, questions us.

Spyk, witness of his time is no exception to this rule but his chronic optimism lets us see something else through his creative prism. Emerging from the darkness, playing with the fog, its letters «Neon» call out to us. The messages they convey cultivate a certain ambiguity, sometimes providing the audience with answers, sometimes
questions, questions of point of view.

Spyk manipulates the vaporous clouds of these aerosols for this new series reaching the epitome of his work on light.

Like the water droplets forming the enveloping mist in which the light disperses, making the dozens of shades of color visible.

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L’Atlas

5 NOVEMBER 2020 à 18h

MARSEILLE

Would it still be useful for us to introduce you to The Atlas? This artist who has become a major figure in the art world returns with a solo show in our gallery.

Entitled Underground Streams, Jules Dedet presents a new format of canvases. Color backgrounds, billboards serving as supports, it never ceases to amaze us. Inspired by Parisian undergrounds and halfway between abstract art and subtle calligraphy, the works by L’Atlas surprise and subjugate, inviting the public on an interior journey.

Deciding to get out of his known universe, he undertakes to renew his approach to typography. The colors come out of his paintings, they come to life. Blending abstraction and minimalism, his art highlights the boundaries of writing.

Through his almost hypnotic works, a dichotomy between black and white appears to us, the viewer is then led to decipher the symbols that the artist has sown in each of his creations.

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CEDRIX CRESPEL

SEPTEMBER 2020

MARSEILLE

Cédrix CRESPEL’s painting is a sensual odyssey. He adapts images of independent and passionate women who defy roles that society wants to give them. He teaches us, whether we like it or not, to get rid of our certainties to enter a universe where his women love to be coveted in this way. From the tension in desire to the obsessions haunting him, Cedrix Crespel implies the sexual in the sensual, and the reverse.

Since 2016 its work axis is structured around the « correspondence », « the new Entity » that the couple generates in art and finally the iteration and seriality of the image.

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MARKUS GENESIUS – DIGITAL DOES

SEPTEMBER 2020

PARIS

ArtCan Gallery Paris is proud to present an exhibition of two European artists: Markus Genesius and Digital Does.

On the one hand, Markus Genesius, an artist who has been active in the field of German graffiti since the 90s. He has been interested in abstraction for ten years and in particular the television target PM5544 19 1966/67. With his works, he demonstrates how topical constructivist ideas are.

On the other, Digital Does, Dutch artist, discovered and became passionate about graffiti in 1997. For several years, like an archaeologist, he has made graffiti a discipline in its own right, working on the different layers of walls that he retransmits in his works entitled “BRIQUE”. It pierces, it scales and works on the walls, whose geographic coordinates it keeps, which it paints with an aerosol spray.

With this exhibition, the artists emphasize the intimate relationship between graffiti and abstraction by scratching, working, looking for what is under the material like a scientist. Empirically, Digital Does works his sculptures and Markus Genesius deepens further his research of constructivist approaches with contemporary art.

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Toxic . L’Atlas . Spyk . Wow123 . Kurar . F Bourdiec

FEBRUARY 4TH – MARCH 6TH 2020


MARSEILLE

After two years in Marseille, it was time for ArtCan Gallery and its artists to thank the city for his welcome.
As a tribute to this city symbol of all that makes the Mediterranean beauty, the artists TOXIC, L’ATLAS, KURAR, SPYK, WOW123 and F.BOURDIEC produced works with the inspiration from everything which makes up the Marseille identity.
From the calanques to OM, from the Bonne Mère to the old port … it will only be a question of Marseille seen through the creative lens of American, Belgian, German and of course French artists.
Each of them having known the city during exhibitions organized by ArtCan Gallery in previous years.

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LEVALET
HERARD
AGRUME

NOVEMBER 20TH – DECEMBER 20TH 2019


MARSEILLE

Thought as the meeting between three urban poets, the exhibition TRIANGLE will honor Levalet, Herard and Agrume. Linked by the similarities of their respective works, confronted by their own characteristics and their universes they will do us the honor to be present the evening of the opening.
ArtCan Gallery gave them “carte blanche” for this event.
TRIANGLE represents a new way to create a group show, each of the artists has realized six works that he then sent to the other two (3 and 3) so that they can respond by creating three works each. Real artistic dialogue where works replace words, the exhibition will be an opportunity to follow this artistic correspondence of a new genre.
For the impatient, the catalog will be available by the end of next week. Then register by clicking on the link below!

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SPYK
NOWHERE BUT HERE

OCTOBER 10TH – NOVEMBER 7TH 2019


MARSEILLE

It’s the story of a road trip across the United States aboard an old Buick. A kid’s dream, as in American movies. Scroll the miles, eat the dust, walk the open spaces, looking for what?
No humans, that’s for sure. Place to silence, to the rain colored by the lights, to the morning mist on the background of desert landscapes.
At every street corner, the same drugstores, the same motels, the same signs throughout the country.
The weather is frozen and if we are certain to be in the US, we do not know exactly where we just set foot as the aesthetics is immutable.
The hyperrealism of the depicted scenes flirts with the dream and the fantastic, these unreal colors plunge us into a cinematic atmosphere inviting us to doubt and reflection. Like nowhere else.
NOWHERE BUT HERE will be the opportunity for SPYK to present his work simultaneously in Marseille and Paris. The exhibition will begin on October 10th with an opening in our gallery located 18 rue Dragon in Marseille and will remain on display until November 7th. From October 15th a second part of the show will be presented 19 rue de Turenne in Paris during the contemporary art fair URBAN ART FAIR SOLO until October 20th.

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RÊVE EVEILLE

SEPTEMBER 12TH – OCTOBER 7TH 2019


MARSEILLE

From September 13th to October 7th, 2019, ARTCAN GALLERY welcomes a committed artist. KURAR gives us a critical and personal look at the world today. Acerbe, nostalgic and melancholy, the artist deals with difficult and sensitive themes through poetic constructions.
Keeping the touch of the vandal techniques of the urban period, KURAR applies his stencils on the canvas in order to awaken consciences or, at least, to highlight certain issues that affect the artist: society, politics, ecology …
KURAR transports us into the ambivalence of his poetic universe.
These works tinged with black humor and derision create the prowess of irony on subjects staging the inequalities and misdeeds of Man. He puts on his canvases references to the isolation of being in the face of a nature that is dying because of a decadent humanity that detaches itself from the primary values of our existence.

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MEDITERRANEE

JUNE 13TH – JULY 12TH 2019


MARSEILLE

ARTCAN GALLERY is pleased to present you the exhibition MEDITERRANEE which will take place from June 14th to July 12th. The artist ZEST will be present during the opening on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in order to contemplate together the Mediterranean backgrounds of his inspirations that link the artist to Marseille.
When Urban Art, and especially the world of graffiti, meets contemporary abstract Art we get ZEST! An artist with colored waves who redefined the laws of the urban abstract.
The lines and curves of the artist make us navigate in the blue waters of its funds. A characteristic color of ZEST that plunges us into the mediterranean sea.

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LA MIRE

APRIL 26TH – JUNE 7TH 2019


MARSEILLE

For several years now, Markus Genesius has been using the test picture PM5544 19 1966/67 (developed for Philips by Danish engineer Finn Hendil) as a paradigmatic reference to everyday implementation of the constructivist approach and real art. It is his basically gestural imagery, characterised by graffiti, that gives rise to a wonderfully individual declination of the principle theme – tested for any formal abstract content it might have, though remaining recognisable throughout. In his most recent series of displays, Markus Genesius takes the viewer through these processes of abstraction in three-dimensional objects, which, in view of their formal nature, seem to backtrack to their constructivist principles. By focussing on the aesthetic, retrospective character of the television test picture, hardly shown now, and which has become representative of a slowly disappearing medium, he shows that cubistic variations on the motif also call into question a society influenced by media, in which generally recognised references disappear, replaced by a series of increasingly individualised innovations and additions. The blueprint of media instrumentalism that the television test picture represented for at least two generations functions as symbolic declaration in an era of continuous access to mobile media, and as the virtualisation of human existence. Particularly as graffiti in the public arena or temporary exhibits in art institutions – the works of Markus Genesius demonstrate how relevant constructivist ideas can be in our times.

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UNEXPECTED DIALOG

MARCH 7TH – APRIL 5TH 2019


MARSEILLE

March 7, 2019 ArtCan Gallery will inaugurate a surprising exhibition of Spanish artists Iker Muro aka MUR0NE and Ruben Sanchez aka ZOONCHEZ,
“UNEXPECTED DIALOG”
These two genius muralists, gather nearly 40,000 followers on instagram and have long since crossed the Pyrenees to sublimate the walls of cities such as Dubai, Miami, London, Istanbul, Taiwan, Washington …
Faithful to their urban DNA, their studio works transcend the influence of Spanish cubists and surrealists with the vivacity of our time. The symmetry disappears in favor of a total freedom of creation where the exaltation of the colors seduces and attracts the eye of the spectator.

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FRENCH ART TOUCH

JANUARY 18TH – FEBRUARY 22TH 2019


MARSEILLE

To start this new year, ArtCan Gallery propose you an immersion in contemporary French Urban Art. An exhibition through a group gathering the big names of our artistic scene such as:
ZEST . MOMIES . NASTY. KATRE . KAN
LA FRATRIE . V CHERY

And other surprises …

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L’ATLAS

NOVEMBER 23TH – DECEMBER 21TH 2018


MARSEILLE

The time, the vestige and the fragmentation are the three axes of this exhibition.
The marbles (eternal signs) claim another time, that of antiquity.
Metal plates (metalpatchworks) seem to come directly from the beginning of the industrial era.
Raw flax linens echo material in post-war modern art.
The optical paintings (Extractions) come to take the codes of kinetic art.
It is a question of questioning the value of the objects and in particular that of the work of art. The artist destroys and decomposes his own works in order to reconstruct them in the same way that an archaeologist would do with remains.
Like the alchemist, who would turn lead into gold, the Atlas transforms ancient objects into contemporary works, recovering their intrinsic telluric force.

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Torrick Ablack aka TOXIC

OCTOBER 12TH – NOVEMBER 16TH 2018


MARSEILLE

At 53, the artist born in the Bronx, remains one of the international figures and legends of the contemporary art scene. This solo exhibition is very particular, it’s the first time that TOXIC coming back to Marseille since 2001, when he established his studio in the district of Belsunce.
A powerful DNA, energetic colors mixing street art and contemporary art, but also references to what New York graffiti has to purest, to an entourage as unusual as emblematic as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rammellzzee, Futura 2000 or Dondi White.

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LE TEMPS D’UN ÉTÉ …

JULY 5TH – JULY 28TH 2018


MARSEILLE

For this summer ArtCan has concocted an explosive cocktail of artists mastering the alchemy of colors and strength of form.
Through an international trio show formed by ZEST, PENER and BRUCE, the exhibition “Le Temps d’un été” will take you from the sweet and tangy abstractions of the French artist ZEST to the precise constructions of the Polish artist PENER through the naïve universe of the French-Belgian BRUCE which is not unlike the papers cut of a certain Matisse.
Reflection on the abstraction concept in Graffiti world, this exhibition will help to understand the evolution of abstract urban art from different angles.
New Catalog available on the July 2

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Résistance

MAY 18TH – JUNE 22TH 2018


MARSEILLE

SPYK
Opening May 17th from 6pm to 10pm
We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Resistance” by the Belgian artist SPYK.
When the artists live very comfortably from the death of the painting, Spyk resists. He strives to preserve the fine craft and achieves a classic mastery in an aerosol technique of disconcerting precision and sensitivity.
With the vaporous effects that his spraying technique allows him to give, he resumes the appearance of images filmed in the manner of Samuel Fuller or Percy Adlon … except that here, all the heroes are gone. Spyk leaves no room for the human figure. His paintings are sterile lands, sterile spaces that illustrate the anti-humanism of the structural years and appear as once eliminated man.
Painting is not a visual experience. She lets us feel nomads, silences, urban loneliness. Spyk describes them as important resistors far and wide the memories of his tagger life. With them, he takes us on a nocturnal wander through the deserted American cities where only the electric lights reassure us.
The catalog will be downloadable from May 14.

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WE ARE BACK

6 APRIL 2018 – 12 MAY 2018


MARSEILLE

We are pleased to invite you to the OPENING of our new space in Marseille on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
In the heart of the art district, in an old printing house, under a huge metal canopy, we inaugurate a 180 square meters space dedicated to urban and contemporary art. We will present works by Banksy, Rammellzee, Toxic, Brusk, Kan, Dran, Momies, Remi Rough, Zest, Pener, Kurar, and more …

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Marseille

74 boulevard Périer

13008 Marseille

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm

Phone : +33 6 81 69 90 58

Paris

19 rue de Turenne

75004 Paris

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm

Phone : +33 7 71 06 43 07

CONTACT

contact@artcan-gallery.com

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