The Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present a showcase of work from French artist, Speedy Graphito, at this year’s Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair, taking place January 11-15, 2018. The gallery’s booth, PB190, will feature the newest pieces from the artist. We take a look back at Speedy Graphito’s work over the past 6 years…
Speedy’s artistic universe has always been built on an honest dialogue concerning the role of the image within modern society. Since the inception of his career in the 1980s, his work has dealt with concepts of commercialism, iconography, and pop culture. The ever changing nature of his subject matter, with new motifs and icons that evolve and emerge over time, has allowed him to take his art into myriad directions. He traverses all mediums, from painting to film and photography, sculpture and installation. Speedy has influenced a generation of artists and continues to pioneer the use of pictorial languages and the satirical appropriation of characters in contemporary art.
ABOVE: Short film on Speedy Graphito’s artistic universe and his 2017 exhibition in Miami, “An American Story”, by Thomas Granovsky
Speedy’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. was held at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in the fall of 2011, and the gallery has since remained the artist’s exclusive representation in North America. Since then, the gallery has held three more solo shows as well as featured Speedy’s work at preeminent art fairs. With a growing audience in the U.S., Speedy has also developed new and important ventures in his native France. Most recently, the artist’s work has been inducted into his first museum, Le Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage, with a retrospective exhibition entitled “Un Art De Vivre” that took place from October 2016 – May 2017. Last year he also had a solo show, “Big Buzz”, held at the renowned l’Espace d’Art Contemporain André Malraux in Colmar, as well as “A World of Dreams” solo exhibition at Galerie Polaris in Paris.
ABOVE: Speedy Graphito’s “Big Buzz” exhibition in 2017.
2018 will see Speedy Graphito reach new horizons as he continues to expand in Europe and North America. The Palais Du Tau in Reims, France, will host a retrospective exhibition on Speedy’s work, from January to April of this year. Additionally, the artist has a new monograph from Somogy Editions d’Art, “The World of Speedy Graphito” that will launch at the end of January.*
*The Fabien Castanier Gallery is selling copies of Speedy’s new book, “The World of Speedy Graphito”. Contact us to get your copy.
“The World of Speedy Graphito” will be released in both French and English, with text by Florent Hugoniot, Stéphanie Pioda, Gérard Lemarié and Speedy Graphito. This 256 page monograph highlights the artist’s most notable work and evolution of style from the 1980s up until today.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to present POPADELIC, group exhibition featuring new work from artists Speedy Graphito, Ron English, and Fidia Falaschetti. The exhibition will coincide with Miami’s Art Basel week, where the gallery will be participating at the 28th edition of the Art Miami fair.
The exhibition will open December 7th with an opening reception from 7-11pm.
For more information on this exhibition, click here.
At this year’s edition of the Art Miami art fair, the gallery will exhibit work from a variety of artists, including, Speedy Graphito, JonOne, the Miaz Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, Fidia Falaschetti, and Mark Jenkins.
In its 28th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Art Miami Pavilion
One Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH STREET
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
For more information visit www.artmiami.com.
The gallery has complimentary passes to the fair, please contact us for info.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce that we are now offering Art Money: a new way to buy art.
Art money makes owning art easier and more affordable, Payments are spread over 10 monthly installments, with no interest or fees. Clients can apply online for instant approval, take art home immediately and pay for it later!
Visit www.artmoney.com for more information or contact the gallery for details.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our next solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Soft Bananas, featuring new work from LA-based artist Adam Beris. For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Beris will present paintings that are sculptural in nature, using his technique of applying pigment directly from tube to surface to examine a variety of contemporary themes.
The Opening Reception with the Artist will take place Saturday, November 4th at 6-9pm.
For more information, Click Here.
Due to Hurricane Irma, our Miami gallery has postponed the opening reception of our next group exhibition in Wynwood, “Ciudad Mágica”. The opening event has now been scheduled for Saturday, September 30th from 6-9pm, and the gallery will be closed to the public until then.
“Ciudad Mágica” features new work from artists Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez.
Click here, for more information.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our new fall group exhibition in Los Angeles, Mark Making with work by Aaron De La Cruz, Alex Kizu (aka Defer), and Mark Dean Veca.
Each of these artists present work that is built on a foundation of mark-making. Recalling a variety of styles, including abstraction, design and graffiti, the artists are most familiar with creating large scale installations, pieces that envelope the viewer in realms of meticulously detailed line-work and hypnotizing compositions. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture and installation.
The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, September 16th from 6-9pm, and the exhibition will be on view through October 14, 2017.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition in Miami.
Opening Thursday, September 7th, at the Miami Wynwood gallery will be our group exhibition Ciudad Mágica, featuring three Miami-based artists: Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez. While each artist conveys vastly different styles, they are all based in Miami, creating works inspired by the city’s rich cultural history and dynamic aesthetic. Miami is often referred to as the Ciudad Mágica (the magic city), a nickname born out of the city’s rapid growth. With its burgeoning transformation every year, the Miami art scene continues to evolve and this exhibition presents a focus on three particularly prolific image makers.
The Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce a special 9-day silent auction event at our Miami Wynwood gallery, organized in collaboration with the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club’s preseason tour in Miami! The auction will kick-off with a cocktail reception, Thursday July 20th @6-10pm, with a number of the PSG club players in attendance.
The silent auction will run from July 20 – 29, and will benefit the Paris Saint-Germain Fonds de dotation, the club’s charity organization dedicated to a variety of causes, such as programs that support under-privileged youth and children in need, providing education and betterment through sports.The gallery cocktail event will coincide with the Paris Saint-Germain Residence pop-up store launch party, a high-end venue that will sell exclusive PSG merchandise. The pop-up store is located only a few blocks from the Fabien Castanier Gallery, at 20 NE 27th Street, Miami, FL 33137. The launch will take place July 20th at 8pm.
For the silent auction, the gallery has organized the creation of new and unique artworks from a variety of international contemporary artists, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the club’s charities. The artists will present paintings that incorporate the spirit of the event, with motifs on soccer and the city of Miami. In addition, the club has donated jerseys and soccer balls that a selection of artists will use as their canvases, creating one of a kind works of art.
For years the Fabien Castanier Gallery has supported the idea of art as a way to bring communities and nations together by cultivating an international artist program, and with the silent auction the gallery can continue to support this cross cultural exchange.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to participate in the first New York edition of the Urban Art Fair, taking place June 29 – July 3, 2017. The gallery will showcase work from Speedy Graphito (FR), Andrew Schoultz (US), Mark Jenkins (US), Zez (US), JonOne (US/FR), and RERO (FR).
Started in Paris, France in 2016, the Urban Art Fair is an international showcase of the world’s leading urban and contemporary art, featuring new work from today’s image-makers as well as historic pieces from the genre’s inception. The fair will present 24 international galleries as well as special exhibitions and projects.
6 St Johns Lane
New York, NY 10013
For more info visit: http://urbanartfair.com/en/
The gallery has complimentary tickets, please contact us for more information.
The gallery is excited to present an artist led panel and discussion event, taking place Saturday June 3rd from 4-6pm in Los Angeles.
Join the show’s curator, Andrew Schoultz, for a panel and discussion about the work and the current Los Angeles art scene. The event will be hosted by artist, Zak Smith and is sponsored by Artillery Magazine.
With the opening of our group exhibition LA Intersections this week, there have been a few mentions on various platforms.
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Drop by to see his piece as well as work from the eleven different LA-based artists featured in the exhibition:
Aaron Noble, Kenton Parker, Zes, Adam Beris, Patrick Martinez, Claire Colette, Zak Smith, Sage Vaughn, Hilary Pecis, Jesse Willenbring, and James Jean.
The exhibition is on view May 6 – July 31, 2017.
Presented for Speedy Graphito‘s solo exhibition, “An American Story”, film-maker Thomas Granovsky followed the artist during the creative process behind Speedy’s latest show at our Miami gallery. The film includes an indepth interview with the artist, where he speaks on his work and his newest series of paintings.
The exhibition opened on February 19, 2017, and will be extended until May 13.
Watch the film below:
For more info on the director: http://www.tgranovsky.com/
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming dual exhibition, Rubber Time, featuring work by Andrew Schoultz and Mark Jenkins. Both artists will present new work, paintings and sculptures.
“Rubber Time” refers to an idiom from Indonesia that expresses the tendency for a relaxed and flexible perspective on punctuality and time-keeping. Schoultz and Jenkins apply this concept of “elastic time” to our current societal climate in the United States, seeing the present period as a suspended limbo with troubling unknowns both in the past and in the near future. Their work touches on political and cultural issues with dark humor and irony, reflecting on what they see as the development of a unique moment in history.
To read more about the exhibition and the artists, Click Here.
Fabien Castanier Gallery Miami is excited to present a special evening with Sebastien Laboureau and the work of Speedy Graphito.
Taking place Saturday, April 22nd @ 6:00-10:00pm, the gallery will have a screening of “An American Story” a short documentary on Speedy Graphito’s exhibition, an Art Talk with Sebastien Laboureau (Art Advisor) and then a closing reception with drinks and music.
The event is RSVP only, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below a schedule of events:
6:30pm – Screening of “An American Story”, a short documentary directed by Thomas Granovsky on Speedy Graphito’s current exhibition
7:00pm – “From Pablo Picasso to Speedy Graphito: A Fabulous Travel through Art History” Art Talk hosted by Sebastien Laboureau, Art Advisor
8:00pm – Closing reception with drinks, music, and a projection of Speedy Graphito’s feature-length documentary “Ainsi soit Lapinture…”
Fabien Castanier Gallery Miami is located at:
82 NE 26th Street, Suite 111
Miami, FL 33137
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to have a special meeting and tour with our artist, Mambo, for his solo exhibition at our gallery “LINKS” on Saturday, April 15th @ 2pm, for World Art Day. The event/tour is organized in association with Cartwheel Art.
Here’s a snippet from their website:
For the third consecutive year, the City of Angels will participate in World Art Day festivities. This global event led by the IAA/AIAP (International Association of Art, an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO), takes place yearly on April 15th, and celebrates international collaboration through art.
In honor of this worldwide celebration, Cartwheel Art has partnered with IAA USA, the newly formed U.S. chapter of the IAA headquartered in Los Angeles. Last year’s programming from Cartwheel Art included art tours of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and Historic Filipinotown, as well as the pre-film screening of the film Dark Progressivsim, and a talk with the filmmakers and artists in the film.
For this year’s programming, we are presenting a FREE self guided tour of special gallery experiences organized by Cindy Schwarzstein, occurring throughout Los Angeles, on Saturday April 15th from 12pm – 6:30pm.
Participating galleries: Brand Library & Art Center, C.A.V.E. Gallery, CB1 Gallery, CES Gallery, Chung King Studio, Coagula Curatorial, Corey Helford Gallery, Durden & Ray Gallery, Eastern Projects, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Gabba Gallery, Gallery 30 South, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, KP Projects, LAUNCH LA, The Loft at Liz’s, Ren Gallery, The Good Luck Gallery, Thinkspace Gallery, Think Tank Gallery.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce our upcoming group exhibition, featuring eleven different artists from the Los Angeles area. The show, LA Intersections is curated by L.A. based artist Andrew Schoultz, who has assembled a diverse roster of contemporary artists. The exhibition represents a tableau of the L.A. art scene – a unique presentation of today’s cutting edge image-makers. From graffiti to surrealism and abstraction, to sculpture, installation and works on canvas, LA Intersections will be an immersive experience and a cross-section of the Los Angeles cultural landscape.
LA Intersections will feature works from Aaron Noble, Kenton Parker, Zes, Adam Beris, Patrick Martinez, Claire Collette, Zak Smith, Sage Vaughn, Hilary Pecis, Jesse Willenbring, and James Jean.
Visit our exhibition page to read more about each artist.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our first 2017 Los Angeles show, LINKS, a solo exhibition for French, now L.A. based artist Mambo. Since moving to Southern California in 2011, the artist has created a body of work that has never been shown until now, highlighting paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional pieces, and a special installation.
LINKS will present a selection from Mambo’s “Brainology” series, work that derives its aesthetics and conceptual foundation on the complexities of the brain and by extension, the mind. Always fascinated by the brain as a biological function, Mambo also seeks to explore the more symbolic reflections of synapses we see in the world around us: the ecosystem, the social fabric, the internet, and more generally the systems of connection between people, planets, and atoms… the links that bind everything together.
Visit the exhibition page to learn more.
SPEEDY GRAPHITO solo exhibition | February 19 – April 30, 2017
Opening Reception | Sunday, February 19th, Brunch & Live Music @ 10am-2pm
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Wynwood Arts District | Off-street Parking is available
Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce the grand opening of our Miami location in the Wynwood arts district, with a solo exhibition for Speedy Graphito. The exhibition, An American Story, will feature new paintings from the artist who has spent the last few months in residence in his Miami studio.
Speedy Graphito’s artistic universe has always been built on an honest dialogue concerning the role of the image within modern society. Since the inception of his career in the 1980s, his work has dealt with concepts of commercialism, iconography, and pop culture. His new series of work, what he refers to as “mon histoire de l’art” (or “my art history”), confronts our consumerist society and the omnipresence of images and globalization of culture.
His work for An American Story references motifs and themes from some of the most recognizable painters in art history, from Van Gogh and Matisse, to Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman. Juxtaposed alongside his own style, the mixture of modern and contemporary masters stands to question the role of art and its legacy through a shifted perspective.
Speedy Graphito, a student of the renowned School of Art Estienne, has since cemented his place as one of the most influential figures who emerged from the Parisian art scene in the 1980s. His reputation has steadily grown during his 30 year career, affecting a myriad of artists by laying the foundation of his genre, urban and pop art through the lens of contemporary media culture. The constant evolution of his work is a testament to the versatility that he brings through his medium. Speedy Graphito juggles between painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and performance. And for the past 6 years in the United States, the artist has invigorated the cultural landscape with his tireless commitment to the visual discourse of our generation.
Celebrating the global impact of Speedy Graphito, the Museum of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage is currently holding the artist’s first museum retrospective, UN ART DE VIVRE. The exhibition employs the entirety of the museum’s Villa Way Side and takes the show back through the artist’s career, from its beginning in the 1980s (where one will find the famous poster la Rué vers l’art or the Lapinture character) to the recent works of the series “mon histoire de l’art”. The museum exhibition will be on view through May 21, 2017.
The opening of Fabien Castanier Gallery’s new space and exhibition will coincide with the 2017 Art Wynwood art fair and the Miami International Boat Show, both taking place February 16-20. Fabien Castanier Gallery will be exhibiting at Art Wynwood, showing work by Speedy Graphito on our booth.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to participate in the 2017 Art Wynwood art fair, taking place February 16-20, 2017. The gallery will showcase work from Speedy Graphito (FR).
Art Wynwood reflects the dynamic environment of Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District, which over the last decade has gained international renown as the hub of South Florida’s contemporary art scene. Graffiti artists from all over the world grace the walls of this edgy neighborhood with vibrant, provocative murals that set an energetic tone for the increasingly diverse galleries, restaurants and shops lining the sidewalks.
This openness to new ideas and images is represented at Art Wynwood, which highlights street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the current underground movement. Art Wynwood offers the art enthusiast and seasoned cultural traveler alike a unique opportunity to discover, explore and collect one of the most significant art forms of our time. By presenting these cutting-edge works in a refined atmosphere among a broad range of mediums and styles, Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to advance the growing worldwide recognition of this movement. While Art Wynwood has its own distinct identity and design, it shares the commitment to presenting the highest level of art from the 20th and 21st centuries in an elegant yet accessible environment that is a hallmark of all the fairs in the expanding Art Miami family.
The Art Wynwood Pavilion
Midtown Miami | Wynwood
3001 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
Fabien Castanier Gallery, Booth 110
For more info visit: http://www.artwynwood.com/
The gallery has complimentary tickets, please contact us for more information.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to participate in the inaugural Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair, taking place January 12-15, 2017. The gallery will showcase work from Speedy Graphito (FR), JonOne (FR/US), and Fidia Falaschetti (IT).
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C), presented by Art Miami, hosted by the City of West Palm Beach and sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate, will make its debut at West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site between January 12th and January 15th. PBM+C will take place within the intimate and modern setting of a 65,000 square foot clear span pavilion centrally located between City Place and the new luxurious 300 room Hilton West Palm Beach at Dixie Highway and Okeechobee Blvd.
Collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries alike will have the opportunity to acquire investment quality Blue Chip contemporary, Post-War works from 60 top international galleries from as far as Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela.
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion
825 S Dixie Hwy @ Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Fabien Castanier Gallery, Booth 190
For more info visit: http://www.artpbfair.com/home
The gallery has complimentary tickets, please contact us for more information.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to announce a number of exciting ventures during this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami. The gallery will participate in both the Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami fairs, both taking place November 29 – December 4. At the Art Miami fair, the gallery will showcase new work from artists JonOne (US/FR) and Speedy Graphito (FR). This will be the first time the gallery has exhibited at the Art Miami fair.
Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. With a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. It is the “can’t miss” event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.
For its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, the gallery will feature work by Fidia Falaschetti (IT), Mark Jenkins (US), Luke Newton (UK), Thomas Canto(FR), Camilo Matiz (CO), and Andrew Schoultz(US). This will be the fifth time the gallery has returned to participate at the CONTEXT fair. CONTEXT is committed to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. The fair’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and new talent. The fair will take place in a standalone 45,000-square-foot pavilion one block north of the Art Miami Pavilion at NE 1st Ave and NE 34th St.
The gallery has complimentary passes for both art fairs, please contact us for more information.
Thursday, December 1st @ 8-10pm
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Join the artist to celebrate the launch of his book, JonOne: The Momentum of Color – an event held in collaboration with The Sagamore, the luxury hotel and cultural centerpiece in the heart of South Beach. The book signing will take place during Miami’s Art Week, coinciding with numerous art fairs and exciting cultural events.
JonOne: The Momentum of Color is a never-before-seen compendium of the artist’s work since 2012, featuring the paintings he completed for his U.S. exhibitions at the Los Angeles based Fabien Castanier Gallery. This 168 page volume includes full color images of JonOne’s paintings from his three solo shows, “A Beautiful Madness,” “West Side Stories,” and “Urban Legacy”.
With an introduction by Fabien Castanier, and an essay and in-depth interview with the artist by Megan Abrahams (LA based writer, art critic, and artist), the book presents a look into the urban contemporary artist’s inspirations and history.
The book is designed and published by the Fabien Castanier Gallery, and will be released during Art Week Miami.
To reserve your copy of the book, contact the gallery.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to host a very special exhibition in Wynwood to celebrate Miami’s Art Basel Week. The show, which will highlight our international stable of artists, is curated by Fabien Castanier and will be on view December 2, 2016 – January 31, 2017. The pop-up exhibition is located in the heart of the arts district, only three blocks from the Wynwood Walls.
Andrew Schoultz (US), Camilo Matiz (CO), Charlie Anderson (UK), Fidia Falaschetti (IT), Jan Kaláb (CZ), JonOne (US), Liu Bolin (CN), Luke Newton (UK), Mark Jenkins (US), Miaz Brothers (IT), RERO (FR), Speedy Graphito (FR), Stuart Semple (UK),
Tilt (FR), Thomas Canto (FR).
Opening Reception | Friday, December 2nd @ 7-10pm
Wynwood Arts District
2213 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present, in collaboration with The Sagamore Hotel, an artist’s book signing for JonOne and his newest book, The Momentum Of Color.
JonOne: The Momentum of Color is a never-before-seen compedium of the artist’s artwork since 2012, featuring the work he completed for his U.S. exhibitions at the Los Angeles based Fabien Castanier Gallery. This 168 page volume includes full color images of JonOne’s paintings from his three solo exhibitions, “A Beautiful Madness,” “West Side Stories,” and “Urban Legacy”.
With an introduction by Fabien Castanier, and an essay and in-depth interview with the artist by Megan Abrahams, the book presents a look into the urban contemporary artist’s inspirations and history.
Megan Abrahams is a Los Angeles based writer, art critic and artist. The managing editor of Fabrik Magazine, she is a contributing writer for Art Ltd., ArtPulse and WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art. Megan is currently writing a novel and working on her latest series of paintings. Fabien Castanier is the Owner and Director of Fabien Castanier Gallery.
The book is designed and published by the Fabien Castanier Gallery, and will be released in December 2016.
To celebrate the launch of the book, there will be a book signing at The Sagamore Hotel, the luxury hotel and cultural centerpiece in the heart of South Beach. The book signing will take place during Miami’s Art Week, coinciding with numerous art fairs and exciting cultural events.
JonOne: The Momentum Of Color Book Signing
Thursday, December 1 @ 8-10pm
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 535 8088 | www.sagamorehotel.com
You can reserve your copy of JonOne: The Momentum Of Color by contacting the gallery. Visit the Castanier Gallery Store or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present our next solo exhibition in our Bogotá space, “El Venado de Oro,” featuring new work from noted Colombian artist, Miler Lagos.
Lagos will present installations, drawings and sculptures for his show, which will draw inspiration from the landscape and mythology of his native Bogotá.
Lagos is one of the most prolific contemporary artists from Colombia, showing in galleries worldwide as well as in private collections and cultural institutions, including a number of international Biennales. Most known for his monumental multi-media installations, Lagos will explore the role that the rivers and waterways played in the formation of what is today’s modern capital of Colombia.
The solo exhibition will open October 28th and will run until December 17th.
The Opening Reception will take place, Friday Oct 28 @10:00am.
For more info on his exhibition, click here.
SPEEDY GRAPHITO, UN ART DE VIVE
October 22, 2016 – May 21, 2017
Opening Reception with the presence of the artist
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
The Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage is organizing the first museum retrospective of the artist Speedy Graphito, one of the pioneers of Street Art in France.
The exhibition employs the entirety of the museum’s Villa Way Side and takes the show back through the artist’s career, from its beginning in the 1980s (where one will find the famous poster la Rué vers l’art or the Lapinture character) to the recent works of the series “mon histoire de l’art” (“my art history”), which questions art and its legacy through a shifted perspective.
You will also find his work on the “De-construction of the Image” (déchirures (tears), Atomisation, pixelisation, etc…), the series of “New Technologies” in which reality is juxtaposed alongside the virtual universe, and “Urban Pop” that celebrates the art of graffiti.
The exhibition traces the artistic universe of Speedy Graphito, which questions untiringly the concept of the image in a timeless space, where Snow White eats the Apple logo and Scrooge McDuck is a graffiti artist.
About the Artist…
Speedy Graphito, aka Olivier Rizzo, a student of the Ecole Estienne, was first known in the early 1980s by his graffito of an almost hallucinogenic and wild-haired robot character. He revisits the classics of modern art with humor and created the Lapinture creature, a zoomorphic combination of the human body and a rabbit head that runs through his work as an iconic muse. The protean artist is sometimes referred to as a “DJ of plastic arts,” as he juggles between painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance and video. He incorporates into his compositions new technology and popular culture (manga, video games…). Today, Speedy Graphito in “mon histoire de l’art”, interrogates the consumerist society here at the beginning of our third millennium through the omnipresence of the image and the globalization of culture.
The exhibition is curated by Fabien Castanier
SPEEDY GRAPHTIO : Un Art de Vivre Retrospective
Le Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage, Villa Way Side
Angle de l’avenue du Golf et de l’avenue du Château
62520 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present a group show with new work from Charlie Anderson and Camilo Matiz, “Medios Sin Fin”, which will open September 8th in our Bogotá space.
Camilo Matiz is a Colombian artist, who has spent his life inbetween the real and the manufactured. His artistic career has ranged from being a film and T.V. director to a fine artist, giving him a special awareness about the roll of the spectator, acknowledging its constant presence. He presents mixed media pieces and installations, often using neon.
Charlie Anderson is a British artist, who lives and works in London. He represents the nature of contemporary culture through painting, creating works that are composed of imagery from magazines, billboards, propaganda and advertisements. By painting image on top of image and fragmenting the discernible text and forms, Anderson draws parallels to the fleeting nature of life.
For more info on the exhibition, click here.