『•』 Images, lights and mirrors 🌗
Without light, no images and perhaps also no life.
Without mirrors, no reflection.
To make a point or just contemplate the present moment, I like to take the time to turn on the lights in my eyes and observe the reflections of my life on my environment.
I observe my context and those I love and thus nourish the meaning I give to things.
What is changing around me ? What am I really attached to ?
I often hear that we are in control of our destiny, is it that obvious ? I mean, is that true for everyone I know ? Clearly, no….
I feel like a pilot who evolves with more or less audacity, courage and sometimes weaknesses in this world where facts and people come and go and sometimes disappear without my having any control over them.
Faced with this installation – #ulrichpolster – of suspended neon lights, my heart is shining and beating.
I feel the distance between heaven and earth of this vibrating mass.
I feel like I see pure energy like a dull, inner fire.
In my eyes, this work sets the stage for this exhibition which, I believe, questions the meaning I can give to the images of my memories and those of my imagination.
I often dialogue with them by projecting myself into the future 🧙
There is also a video installation, very poetic on a forest landscape that is discovered after the fog.
Then a film projected from the ceiling by 2 projectors on a plexiglass support in the middle of 2 mirrors – on which the dust marks the effect of time, it is very beautiful – which show a fresco in a chapel. 👉 Check the Story 😉 👆
Children’s voices echo in the church.
They are the ones who transported me to the artist. At that moment I grasped his distance, his patience and his non-judgmental look at..
…a world that can go slower than expected if I focus more on what I really care about and that actually makes me grow more than it holds me back.
What do You Care the most ? Does it hold You back ?
As promised to Kornel today… Even if it is late, two & twenty in the morning/night in Paris – I came back barely half and an hour ago ^^ – I post this pic of the exhibition (very ephemeral, 24 hours only…) from the 5th year diploma of @kornel_zezula at the #beauxartsdeparis
I have kept an eye on his work for some time now. I have seen him go from several portraits of women, successful self-portraits and of his brother under water that could be that of a huge lake, to this painting.
It is of a real couple irl that has played the game of shapes and embraces with the painter 👍
Kornel’s gesture, in my opinion, is linked to his memory of things and people. Btw, he speaks very well of that.
His painting seems to me to express also these feelings that he keeps for himself, even if he is apparently very accessible.
I have always seen strength in him, even when he decided to destroy several of his paintings 🙈 😅 with which he was no longer satisfied…
His gesture is lively and more immediate than it seems and I really like that in him.
When he sleeps little and lets his emotions run on the canvas without stopping them, without thinking too much, sometimes on sundays in the studio, the expressions on his faces are precise, dense and they each tell a true story.
None of his work leaves anyone who knows him and shares his studio indifferent – and there are talents around him there !
Here, I feel the struggle that is emancipating itself in him.
To you who reads me here, everyday, thank you for being there. Without you, sharing would be meaningless.
『•』Behind the curtain of Art Basel 💥
This print on canvas of #stevenschearer here beyond seeing again a superb car 😉 – about a recent post on Instagram – reminds me of a recent spectacular sale…
Steven gathering images of newspapers that they take back under printing as if he was dealing with archives.
The visual effect, especially since the canvas is quite large, makes me want to examine the details & the colors and pigmentation give film effect to me that can be watched…I feel like I see an image behind a 1970s camera.
A movie like the “film” I saw at one the last NYC auctions sales – The Rabbit – of #Jeffkoons.
By taking the figures from the last sales and comparing the information between them, I discovered that the race between the auction houses was very creative.
These operations are quite recent and very modern in my opinion:
A good international marketing – With timing & a Teaser – on each major sale has become a sine quanone condition to perform a sale.
But there are also levers to activate to present record figures. The idea of a record is an audible asset that attracts attention and facilitates the promotion of the – undeniable – know-how of these Houses.
For Jeff’s sale, Christie’s recently increased its commission rates.
The Rabbit was awarded $80 million – the same amount as the last #davidhockney record yes the same ^^ – plus the 11.1 million commissions revalued in a transparent way for those who look more closely at the market…
This allows to access a higher figure than David’s 😉 and claim a new record ✨
On occasion, I will tell you too about the commission rates in Art…
Concerning the buyer, it seems to be Steven Cohen, a collector trader accompanied by the gallery owner Robert E. Luchon, father of Donald Trump’s treasury secretary and ex Goldmansachs…
The world of finance and art as an investment are now fully linked to the contemporary art market ✓
Have a nice week-end !! & don t forget there is a contest in progress until sunday on my Instagram for The Jeu de Paume 😉 🔹🔸🔹