Blink is the seventh solo exhibition of the Portuguese painter and draftsman Jorge Queiroz, whose work will be presented this September at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, alongside that of Arshile Gorky. Born in 1966 inLisbon, Jorge Queiroz has been exploring graphic and pictorial art since the 1990s through compelling compositions, where figuration flirts with abstraction. His works, which plunge into a dreamlike universe, are in a surrealist and symbolist vein and also bear witness to the influence of the great schools of the 20th century, such as German neo-expressionism and the contemporary mystical landscape.
Galerie Nathalie Obadia is pleased to present in parallel the third exhibition of the artist Nú Barreto, after Homo imparfaits in 2019 in Brussels. Born in 1966 in São Domingos, Guinea-Bissau, Nú Barreto has lived and worked in Paris since 1989. After a detour through photography, drawing quickly became the artist's preferred medium, whose reflection on contemporary Africa is also expressed through powerful wall installations. Chosen to represent his country at the Universal Exhibition in Lisbon in 1998, Nú Barreto now has an international career and is a well-known figure in contemporary African art.
Heir to Flemish painting, Sophie Kuijken's work disrupts the traditional codes of the genre from within with a contemporary approach that is deeply disturbing. In an atypical in-between world, her portraits bring to light a paradoxical presence, both silent and scrutinizing, human and spectral, blurring the contours of our humanity. The exhibition presents ten new works on wood panel and, for the first time, on canvas, arousing more than ever this feeling of "disquieting strangeness" that Sophie Kuijken has the secret.
Translated with www.Deepl.com/Translator
Friday 4 June 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Signature of the book “Le Monde invisible du vivant” in the presence of the artist Fabrice Hyber (3 rue du Cloitre Saint-Merri)
Paris, France 3 Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri
75004 Paris, France +33 (0) 1 42 74 67 68 www.nathalieobadia.com
Since 1993 in Paris and 2008 in Brussels, Galerie Nathalie Obadia has been exhibiting international emerging and established artists such as Rina Banerjee, Lorna Simpson and Jessica Stockholder. In the past years, Brook Andrew, Fabrice Hyber, Laure Prouvost, Andres Serrano, Mickalene Thomas, Jérôme Zonder and Benoît Maire also joined the gallery. Involved in the rediscovery of emblematical artists such as Wang Keping, Martin Barré, Josep Grau-Garriga, Shirley Jaffe, Eugène Leroy, Sarkis and Agnès Varda, the gallery accompanies the artists into numerous institutional exhibitions in France and abroad.
Brook Andrew • Edgar Arceneaux • Rina Banerjee • Martin Barré • Nú Barreto • Valérie Belin • Carole Benzaken • Guillaume Bresson • Rosson Crow • Luc Delahaye • Jean Dewasne • Patrick Faigenbaum • Roland Flexner • Josep Grau-Garriga • Edi Hila • Fabrice Hyber • Shirley Jaffe Estate • Seydou Keïta • Sophie Kuijken • Eugène Leroy • Lu Chao • Benoît Maire • Rodrigo Matheus • Meuser • Youssef Nabil • Frank Nitsche • Manuel Ocampo • Shahpour Pouyan • Laure Prouvost • Jorge Queiroz • Fiona Rae • Sarkis • Andres Serrano • Lorna Simpson • Jessica Stockholder • Mickalene Thomas • Nicola Tyson • Joris Van de Moortel • Agnès Varda • Wang Keping • Brenna Youngblood • Ni Youyu • Xu Zhen by MadeIn Company • Jérôme Zonder