Like the writer facing his blank page, Pauline Bazignan is haunted by the possession of the blank canvas. The artist goes into battle so that an intimate relationship between her and her subject lives in the heart of this untamed territory. It is a question of taming it to offer him the contours which will become emotion where the soul of Pauline Bazignan mingles cohesively and indescribably.
To the recurring motif of the corolla symbolized by the flow and the bubbling expressionist that invades the entirety of his canvas, she struggles to display the trace of this domination that will become over the course of his practice a motif in its own right. This all-over characteristic of the artist leads to a compulsive entanglement: dense but paradoxically transparent made of lightness, each painting becoming a palimpsest of successive spills. Thus, Pauline Bazignan - by will or sometimes by accident - makes the dripping create various plastic poetries, the object then becomes subject proposing a major denial to the classical theories of painting.
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Praz-Delavallade is enjoying a long standing relationship with both American and European artists whose work span different mediums. Having a strong tie to artists in Los Angeles, the gallery was known for bringing an international program to the burgeoning art scene with LA artists such as Sam Durant, Jim Isermann, John Miller, Analia Saban and Marnie Weber among others.
In 2010, the Paris gallery moved to its current space 5 rue des Haudriettes in the Marais, continuing their long standing support of LA based artists by exhibiting a new generation along with European talents.
In the fall of 2016, Praz-Delavallade opened a new outpost on the symbolic spine of Los Angeles 6150 Wilshire Blvd, renowned as the Miracle Mile right across LACMA: the County Museum of Art in an effort to create a bridge between both art scenes.
Soufiane Abrabi • Pierre Ardouvin • Pauline Bazignan • Matthew Brandt • Phil Chang • Heather Cook • Philippe Decrauzat • Mathieu Dufois • Sam Durant • Thomas Fougeirol • Geneviève Gaignard • Roger Herman • Chris Hood • Jim Isermann • Joel Kyack • Dan Levenson • Nathan Mabry • Maude Maris Fabien Mérelle • John Miller • Amy O’Neill • Adi Nes • Golnaz Payani • Joe Reihsen • Xavier Robles de Medina • Dario Robleto • Ry Rocklen • Amanda Ross-Ho • Analia Saban • Jim Shaw • Levi van Veluw • Marnie Weber • Brian Wills • Johannes Wohnseifer • Guy Yanai • Jwan Yosef