FEAST Projects is pleased to present Charles Jaulerry first solo show Mirrors from 16th March to 26th April 2013. Artist will be present at the vernissage on 15th March 2013.
Opening Reception: 15 March 2013, Friday, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition: 16 March - 26 April 2013
Venue: Unit 307, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, HK
Opening hours: 12 – 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday
This painting exhibition showcases the young French artist Charles Jaulerry's Mirrors series. Painted in acrylic and enamel, these works show the human figure in its most simple elementary form, traveling between abstraction and figuration, mysterious yet recognizable. The viewer is beckoned to stand in front of the canvas and contemplate his psychic reflection. Jaulerry is concerned with human nature overwhelmed by the complexity of a contemporary world – “The Scream” cries out again.
“Edvard Munch's "Scream” is a work that I like for its theme, bright colours, boldness and naiveté, but what I like the most is the feeling of anxiety that emerges from it. I love art that communicates strong feelings. I have never seen the painting in real life, yet it is a work I often thought of while creating the Mirrors,” Charles Jaulerry explains.
Born in Bayonne, France, in 1981, Jaulerry studied visual art in New York and Paris. He has developed his own original technique, and prepares his own enamel paints himself.
In his Mirrors series, dots, stars, crosses, lines, geometric shapes and dense, solid colours are obsessively assembled to form a recurrent human silhouette arising from a web of interlaced tentacles. These silhouettes, sometimes almost indistinguishable, can suggest classical 17th century portraiture as in Mirror #1 or revisit Asian religious art as in Summer where the background evokes what could be a chaotic Tangka.
The precision and control manifest in Jaulerry’s work seems to provide a containment, a means to avoid an imminent explosion; Likewise it could be a way to mingle with nature, merge and finally dissolve into it.
“These works are made for contemplation: the initial visual experience is riveting, even dizzying, but then a peaceful calm and satisfaction take over. The viewer must wonder how this reconciliation is achieved, perhaps we find this relief by narrowly escaping chaos!”, exclaims Philippe Koutouzis, Director of FEAST Projects.
This exhibition is part of Le French May 2013 programme, presented by FEAST Projects and supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.