WATP is a duo, but even if it would be a more extended group, this would probably not change much in terms of the equation set out by their work. Given the innumerable collectives that have been part of the history of art proscribing any individual signature, this issue could moreover seem quite secondary, but in terms of the work, it must be stated that this is not at all the case, concerning a pictorial activity, a genre much less favorable to a group practice to that extent that the fashion, the execution, the touch often constitute recognition motifs complicating the painter’s possible desire for anonymity.
However, there is no question here of a quest for disappearance properly speaking – the names of the two artists , Nicolas Beaumelle and Aurélien Porte – are very well-known – the impossibility of the spectator to recognize the gestures of one or the other amounts, through the technique, to practicing not only a unification of the whole, made perceptible by a profound visual coherence of the surface while furthermore helping to consolidate the type of merger at work in the model.
Sunday 5 July 2020 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 5 July 2020 at 12:00 pm
Meeting with the artists We Are The Painters and signing of the booklet of their exhibition (all day)
Romainville, France +33 (0) 1 53 79 06 12 www.insituparis.fr
Founded by Fabienne Leclerc in 2001, In Situ began in the 13th district of Paris alongside a group of galleries in rue Louise Weiss. After seven years in the 6th, the gallery moved to the Marais in November 2013, then to the Stalingrad district in January 2017.
Since October 2019, In Situ - fabienne leclerc has moved into a new space in Romainville, accompanied by other Parisian galleries, the association Jeune Création, the FRAC Ile-de-France as well as the Fiminco Foundation.
In Situ - fabienne leclerc aims to promote young artists from the French and International scene, as well as to support projects by more established artists. Many artists from the Galerie des Archives, the first gallery opened by Fabienne Leclerc, continue to collaborate with In Situ: Gary Hill (USA), Mark Dion (USA), Patrick Corillon (Belgium), Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (Belgium), Lynne Cohen (USA), Andrea Blum (USA), Florence Paradeis (France).
Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil • Andrea Blum • Lynne Cohen • Patrick Corillon • Martin Dammann • Damien Deroubaix • Mark Dion • Lars Fredrikson / Estate Meschac Gaba • Daniele Genadry • Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas • Ramin Haerizadeh & Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian • Ni Haifeng • Gary Hill • Noritoshi Hirakawa • Amir Nave • Otobong Nkanga • Constance Nouvel • Florence Paradeis • Bruno Perramant • Hesam Rahmanian • Vivien Roubaud • Athi-Patra Ruga • The Blue Noses • Laurent Tixador • Patrick Tosani • Patrick Van Caeckenbergh • Marcel Van Eeden • We Are The Painters • Dominique Zinkpe