Under a festive, vibrant and luminous appearance, Calero challenges the production of standards and iconographic clichés of Latin America with a singular and consistent use of abstract tropicalism.
In recent years, the artist has developed a series of colorful and immersive installations, resembling schools, offices, hair salons, salsa classrooms or an internet café, while keeping painting at the heart of his practice.
Crèvecœur, founded in 2009 by Axel Dibie and Alix Dionot-Morani, is located in the Belleville district of Paris.
Since its creation, the gallery presents French and foreign artists whose different practices question the current conditions of production of images and objects.
The gallery considers itself as an organization that supports its artists in the different stages of production, exhibition and diffusion of their practice. Through its activity within the gallery space (today 160 m2 of space that can accommodate ambitious exhibitions) by the co-creation of the Paris International Fair in 2015; by the opening of a publishing house called "œ"; and by supporting the production of institutional exhibitions of the artists represented, Crèvecœur is an entity that aims to adapt organically to the complex systems that contemporary artists live today.
Xavier Antin • Erica Baum • Sol Calero • Julien Carreyn • Than Hussein Clark • Mathis Collins • Renaud Jerez • Miho Dohi • Jason Matthew Lee • Mick Peter • Shana Moulton • Louise Sartor • Sara Sadik • Yu Nishimura • Autumn Ramsey • Jorge Pedro Núñez • Florian & Michael Quistrebert • Naoki Sutter-Shudo • Ad Minoliti