For his fourth solo exhibition at the Olivier Waltman Gallery, Jérôme Borel presents us with a new installation of forty paintings that are voluntarily accumulative – constituted in three large groups – entitled STATION.
These “montages of paintings”, as he calls them, are always related to our lives, and are arranged to underline their conditions. The chosen pieces, some of which date back ten to fifteen years, had never left the artist’s studio, and now find a resonance with the most recent ones.
These three groups contain still life elements, objects, characters, movements, landscapes, figures, masks, portraits, and more. Such a non-exhaustive list portrays the vitality of the production of the artist, who never ceases to repeat what he paints or as he says: “the abstract paintings with figurative patterns, as the ones in seen my exhibitions, are possible answers to the questions posed by existence”.
However, the artist does not tell us his story. If there is a narrative, it belongs above all to the viewer, and his or her familiarity and understanding. STATION is an antithesis to the fast-moving world and a praise to slow contemplation, with the gallery as a place of observation.
For Jérôme Borel, the exhibition has a value within itself. He gives it the same importance and character as each of his paintings. To bring them together is, each time, to rethink of a comprehensive whole, making a new composition with the shimmer of the paintings and no longer only with the drawing and the colors of the painting. Jérôme Borel was born in 1958 in Gap. He lives and works between Paris and Fécamp.
Exhibition from April 27 to June 17, 2023.
Since 2005, we have been promoting the work of artists from different parts of the world, both emerging and confirmed. Their artistic practices embrace painting, photography, sculpture, design as well as electronic arts. We are committed to developing for them an exhibition, promotion and curatorial platform in our spaces in Paris and Miami as well as through international contemporary art fairs, partnerships and Museum exhibitions.
Meetings and dialogue are at the heart of our mission. An artist residency in Miami, set up in 2019, followed by the opening of a new space in Le Marais in 2021 and an office in London last year, are part of our desire to encourage artistic exchanges at the same time as supporting contemporary creation.
The gallery is a member of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries (France) and of the Miami Art Dealers Association (USA).
Tali Amitai-Tabib, Cédric Arnold, Jean-Pierre Attal, François Bard, Jérôme Borel, Richard Butler, Philippe Calandre, Fabien Chalon, Julien-Arnaud Corongiu, Stevens Dossou-Yovo, Jorge Enrique, Cristina Escobar, Xavier Escribà, Dayron Gonzalez, Julien Graizely, Rune Guneriussen, Jonathan Huxley, Toma Jankowski, Jérôme Lagarrigue, Alain Le Boucher, Michal Mráz, Manon Pellan, Aleix Plademunt, Anaïs Prouzet, François Ronsiaux, Chloé Tiravy, Linda Tuloup, Fabien Yvon