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Cécile Charron

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Category: Contemporary Art

Jules Andrieu

Jules Andrieu, French sculptor born in 1991, is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, sculpture section, and was taught by Professor Stephan Balkenhol, one of the most important sculptors in Germany. "Donkeys are a necessity for me, my semi-figurative sculptures are a way of honoring them and giving them the status they deserve.They come in counterpoint to my abstract work on Primary Tensions, (Ge) Dichte (Poetry) and density in German) in stone, and in my bronze Julesstein, I ideally show the stones and Donkeys together, because the donkeys are their protectors, the lookout vis-à-vis the viewers / audience ready to touch. Donkeys are the defenders and remain attentive to this abstraction which is new and still little known.They bring a balance, something to which one can find one's bearings, to this light, discreet but sure presence. My abstract work disturbs. It is such a frontal shock, something that one receives in the sideration, like a flash. Donkeys who watch and scrutinize my abstract works, encourage the viewer in addition to his astonishment or misunderstanding to ask what the abstract brings meaning rather than fleeing. As in life, my Donkeys accompany, contemplate and under an apparent passivity suggest an idea, a benevolence. They do not need language to share their love with us and show us the way. I work these sculptures by concretions as for my abstract works. I build a structure and apply the plaster in "Grob", in a thick and fuzzy way. Then the time slows down, and applies coulure after coulure, one on the other while orienting them to bring me closer to a volume in the form of donkey. Personally, I take advantage of those long hours to wander and remember who I was, in the fields with them, what we did and what we learned. This theme is a pretext for the technique of work that I have developed and continues to refine in its materiality and complexity (plaster, steel, wax, bronze, copper ...). It is also the way to stay connected to them but especially to the ground, to the ground. In German, one would speak of "Bodenständigkeit" to signify a certain simplicity, of consciousness of one's being and of where one comes from. " - Jules Andrieu

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Category: Contemporary Art

Alexandre Bour

Alexandre Bour, sculptor and visual artist, born in 1975 and graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d'architecture de Nancy, uses wire to create awasome aerial figures such as Frida Khalo, David, the girl with the pearl... or characters from his imagination. As transparent and yet inhabited, his silhouettes in volume are light, weightless and enhanced by the play of light and shadow, accentuating the delicacy of each unique piece, thus breathing life and soul into his sculptures. His artistic work is of great meticulousness, passing through the constraining and reciprocal influence of the technique and the design envisaged. Sculpture is thus conceived in terms of structure, while the production of his sketches is thought out in volume to perfect the complex result of a flawless lighting projection. Each unique artwork thus projects several shadows according to the defined angle and gives the impression of having been drawn on the wall as if by magic!

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Category: Contemporary Art

Mickaël Doucet

Mickaël Doucet french artist born 1974 in Blois. "No one enters here unless he is a surveyor" would have engraved Plato on the pediment of his Athenian Academy to establish the primacy of ideal abstraction (geometric) over vulgar, chaotic, mortal thought. However, looking through the vast bay windows painted by Mickaël Doucet, one does not necessarily see the world in the same way anymore. The interiors painted by Mickaël Doucet are, by a strange mise en abîme, themselves sort of "places of art and contemplation" ... It is a complete painting because in addition to being metaphysical, it is also fundamentally decorative. The painter's vanities, of oriental inspiration, seek to merge not into divine transcendence ("vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas" said Ecclesiastes), but into immanence, in other words, into the landscape. Because Mickaël Doucet's pictorial architecture is also, perhaps above all, a very landscape painting. Humans are not absent from his paintings, far from it. What you have to understand is that a landscape is an extremely complex and subjective artistic object. Mickaël Doucet's resorts, peaceful and open, remind us that the landscape is not a setting. In front of his paintings, the viewer does not look at a panorama through large bay windows; like a shao huo, it is disintegrated. Sublimated. His fragrance freely haunts the place and contemplates one last time the world of men before melting, in peace, into the landscape... " - Vincent Choffrut

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Category: Contemporary Art

Beatriz Guzman Catena

Beatriz Guzman Catena, born in 1972 in Argentina, is a graduate in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires and has a classical training in visual arts. In her last year of studies, she obtained a grant from the National Arts Fund to complete her training in France. There she will study creative processes and social imaginaries. On her return to Argentina, her interest in the transversality between real and represented space, their construction and genesis, enabled her to join the Poïesis Centre of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires. Her work, which has since become essentially pictorial, is marked by the spaces and places of her childhood, the notion of memory articulated around appearance, interweaving, erasure, and reconstruction.

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Category: Contemporary Art

Manfred Hamm

Manfred Hamm litteraly embraces the soul of the places and spaces that he captures. Extremely skillful with photographic composition, he seems to find the right angle that permits the images to convey the timeless look and force of the monuments. Manfred Ham was born in 1944 in the German town of Zwickau. Between 1961 and 1963, he took a course in photography in Ulm and Munich with a focus on advertising and drama. In 1965 Manfred Hamm commenced a journey around the world during which he spent lots of time in Australia and different areas of the Pacific. He settled in Berlin in 1967 and worked with the S. Ben Wargin gallery. From 1970, he started his work as a photography reporter in Berlin. The photographic work of Manfred Hamm was known and circulated from 1976 thanks to a number of exhibitions, publications of art books as well as private and public collections. 1984 he became a professional member of the prestigious German Society for Photography (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, DGPh). Pioneer and master of architectural photography » according to German magazine "Der Spiegel" (2012), Manfred Hamm immortalises public places significant in society. Manfred Hamm transforms the amplitude of these spaces, by jointly using the force of colour and the rigueur of axial perspective. The photos presented in Gallery Charron are empty of all human existence and have been photographed inside of buildings. They invite to reconsider the ‘architectural pieces’'s usual function. In addition, this focus on the depth of construction, allows us to see a renewed vision of architecture, highlighting the internal structure of the places, with an aesthetisising and self-sufficient perception of architecture. His works are part of large private and public collections

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Category: Contemporary Art

László Lakner

László Lakner, born in 1936 in Budapest, Hungary, is a multidisciplinary artist who experiments, among other things, with writing and photography as a medium for self-expression and critical examination of social conflicts. A fundamentally multidisciplinary character, painter, photographer but also conceptual artist, László Lakner was born in Budapest in 1936. Trained in Hungary, he obtained a scholarship from the Folkwang Museum to study in Germany. In 1974, he obtained the definitive right to emigrate to West Berlin. The social conflicts in Eastern Europe and the multiplication of artistic mediums gradually lead him towards realism. From this, he will derive his pictorial virtuosity, referring to figures from the history of art, and at the same time develop his critical stance. Writing and literature are among his favourite themes: he interprets and transcribes the writer's gesture in his painting, drawing his inspiration from written historical documents, such as letters, wills or telegrams. For László Lakner, the written word thus becomes an expression of his own personality. In 1974 he moved to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he became famous as an artist and art teacher. The loss of his friend Paul Celan was a personal drama and he discovered graffiti. These factors influence his art, his paintings are in increasingly daring formats, on which he inscribes what appear to be watchwords. He also produces many posters, a field in which he is still active today. In the 1980s, he turned again to sculpture and photography. Recognized throughout the world, he participated three times in the Venice Biennale (1972 - 1976 - 1990) and was invited to the Documenta in Kassel in 1977. In 1998, the Hungarian government awarded him the Kossuth Prize, the country's final prize. - Collection in museums and fondations.

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Category: Contemporary Art

Andreas Lau

Andreas Lau is a renowned German artist, born in 1964 in Karlsruhe. After graduating from high school, he studied painting at the Beaux-Arts in Karlsruhe. During his master's degree studies, he was a student of Gerd van Dülmen. Passionate about painting, he refined a technique of his own. Andreas Lau is a painter who has developed an aesthetic approach that is unique. He reinvents the act of painting by drawing in the technique of pictorial pointillism. His work directly refers to Op-art and Impressionism. The artist juxtaposes dots of color to create realistic shapes, a technicality that traces back to great masters such as Paul Signac. Lau dismantles his pictorial motifs in points and lines, provoking a pictorial illusion and modifying the perception of the spectator through coding the image in a unique vocabulary that is very much his own. Observing his works of art is an exciting optical experience, since its pictographic arrangement seems to emerge in front of our vision. The mixture of the colors is accomplished by the eye and not by the brushwork, as though the painting where pixelated. His work is based on the ability of the eye and the mind to melt colored spots to form an image. The graphic and dynamic lines of these works, brings unexpected depth to his paintings that unfold all their grandeur with distance. The closer we approach to his large format works, the more their content closes off from view. His painting can therefore be appreciated as a whole, hiding a meticulous and methodical artistic process. Though visually intriguing, Andreas Lau's art consists of asking questions. He incites a critical reflection on our perception of the environment, by exploring the psychological aspects of art. He is interested in presenting things that are out of our field of vision, all the while highlighting the process of artistic creation. His paintings thus raise questions about the conception and the pictorial meaning.

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Category: Contemporary Art

Max Neumann

Max Neumann was born in Saarbrücken in 1949. He is one of the few artists of these first pages of the 21st century to bear witness to an undeniable emotional force in symbolic vision. In Neumann's work, the approach is, so to speak, reversed. His central motif is human time, waiting, everyday life, non-communication, pessimistic alienation to which a history of massive suffering has reduced the human image. His characters have no psychology, no individuality in the classical sense: they are shadows, figures, silhouettes, incarnations of a certain human condition that has gone so far as to lose its face.

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Category: Contemporary Art

Georges Noël

Born in Béziers in 1924, Georges Noël grew up in Pau. After studies in painting and engineering, he worked as a designer-draftsman for the aeronautics firm Turboméca for nine years. In 1956, he moved to Paris, to devote his energies to painting. Dubuffet and Klee, Pollock and Fontana were artists who impressed him from the start. The photographs of "graffiti" by Brassai were also a revelation. His interest in drawing and "automatic writing" (although he was not interested in Surrealism) led him to invent a medium--consisting of powdered pigments, sand and glue--on which to incise his personal sign-language. The support could be rough or smooth, depending on the artist's intentions or mood; it served to capture the unfolding of his graphic impulses, as they scratch the surface, or even tear these layered grounds. His vocabulary of signs betrays his profound interest in the magic and mystery of prehistoric, archaic, and tribal cultures. The term "Palimpsest," his generic term for his paintings, refers to the word's original meaning of writing, rubbing out, and then writing again, initially on tablets or parchments. Here, the artist superimposes and effaces his fields of color and clusters of signs, evoking layers of memory, emotion and meaning. Whereas Georges Noël's fifty-year career shows an unusual diversity of styles, his textured grounds and energetic graphic interventions remain constant throughout. His works on paper (with some exceptions) show the same spontaneous handwriting, sometimes on wash, sometimes on collaged or built-up surfaces. An inveterate worker, he also tried his hand at sculpture, and has produced several series of prints (mostly wood block engravings). Georges Noël was represented by the Galerie Paul Facchetti in Paris from 1957 to 1968, during which period he exhibited regularly in Europe and the United States. At the time, his painting was associated with the French and Italian "informel" movement. The artist's use of paper laid down on canvas or torn and collaged newspaper may be seen to echo his admiration for Fontana, not to mention his friendship for the French artists of his generation Raymond Hains, François Dufrêne and Jacques de la Villéglé. In 1968, Georges Noël moved to New York where he was represented by the Pace Gallery and the Arnold Herstand Gallery. During his American period, his work became more structured, geometric and architectonic. In 1983, he returned to France to prepare a major exhibition at the Abbaye de Senanque, followed by a retrospective at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris in 1985. His late stylistic development shows a synthesis between the gestural impulses of the early work and the more structured compositions of his New York period. From this time foreward, he exhibited regularly in Italy, Germany, and In Japan where his work is particularly appreciated. Georges Noël's most recent Parisian exhibitions were held at the Galerie Thessa Herold in 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2017, and at the Galerie Catherine Putman in 2008, 2009 and 2011. In 2015, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris organized an exhibition on the occasion of an important purchase and gift. A prolific artist, Georges Noël's work may be found in private collections and institutions throughout the world.
Source: artist's official website

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Category: Contemporary Art

Cy Twombly

Cedwin Parker (Cy) Twombly Jr. American painter, sculptor and photographer born in Lexington, Virginia was introduced to drawing and painting by the Spanish painter Pierre Daura. He moved to New York at the beginning of the 1950’s to study at the Art Students League where he met artist Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008), who encouraged him to join the Black Mountain College, at the peak of his influence. Inspired by the professors and other students of these two establishments, the first works of Twombly rely on a gestural abstraction, similar to the work of Franz Kline (American, 1910-1962), but he quickly developed a style similar to graffiti, full of literary references. In 1957, after having roamed Europe, carried out a transition in the army and lived briefly in New York, Twombly finally settled in Italy. He became known thanks to his big paintings of scribble graffiti, which blur the line between drawing and painting, even though he also created a number of sculptures often referencing to mythology. It is difficult for the honest man to analyze and comment on the work of this great artist, who seems to be attached neither to a school nor to a movement. It is made up of pictograms, marks, figures, words, colours, doodles, and, under the apparent impulsiveness, complex. The artist multiplies, sign of his great culture, mythological, symbolic and historical references. Richard Leeman gives keys to decipher the work in Cy Twombly. Painting, drawing, writing. Eric Mézin, the head of the Lambert collection, said that "he was at the level of Matisse. The Moderna Museet in Stockholm will be presenting an exhibition entitled "JMW Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly" in collaboration with the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and the Tate Liverpool in autumn. It is stated in the introduction that "these are three of the greatest painters of these Last 150 years »

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Category: Contemporary Art

Jan Voss

Jan Voss was born in 1936 in Hamburg, Germany. German painter, known for his collages made up of forms, lines, writing, often illegible, all forming simple, almost rudimentary sets. He tears, crumples, then glues, always in search of the image and leaves a considerable place to chance in each of his works. He does not define beforehand what his construction will be but sees it appear as he intervenes on the material. Voss' work is inspired by artists such as Paul Klee and Asger Jorn. His work is currently exhibited at the Musée d'art Moderne as well as at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Musée Moderna in Stockholm, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Dunkirk.

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May 10, 2021

Galerie Charron is pleased to present you its artists !

In preparation for this year's Art Karlsruhe, which unfortunately can only take place digitally in 2021, we will show a presentation of the artworks intended for the fair. This selection is included as an online exhibition on the Art Karlsruhe website from 20. to 23. May 2021. The works of the Art Karlsruhe Selection can be found by clicking below. Enjoy !

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About us

Gallery profile

Founded in 2007, Galerie Charron stands out in the Parisian art scene for its strong commitment to building an artistic bridge between France and Germany, with a focus on works in the fields of contemporary painting, photography and sculpture. Galerie Charron regularly participates in international art fairs, presenting mainly German and French talents as well as some internationally renowned artists.

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2007