The ideas of latent threat or of proclaimed abandon have always featured in the idyllic, stylised or merely improbable environments of Gil Heitor Cortesao’s work.
The modernist architecture offers imagetic pretexts for the artist’s melancholic discourse on the utopias that underlie it; and the latter explain the tension between exquisiteness and desertion, light and absence, construction and disaggregation that almost always exists in his paintings.
After running for 25 years a gallery outside of Paris in Barbizon, Suzanne Tarasieve opened her first space in Paris in 2003, in the Louise Weiss neighbourhood. In 2008, she opened a second space, LOFT 18, offering temporary exhibition and a residency program in order to support artists from abroad.
In 2011, Suzanne Tarasieve moved her main gallery space to Le Marais, showing established and emerging artists, with an international exhibition program underlining the great historical transformations of the XXth and XXIst century. The program is developed in collaboration with museums, art centers and curators. The synergy between LOFT 19 and the space in Le Marais allows Suzanne Tarasieve to produce and exhibit works spawning from german neo-expressionism (Markus Lüpertz, Georg Baselitz, A. R. Penck, Jörg Immendorff, Sigmar Polke), to recent works by young artists.
Jean Bedez • Romain Bernini • Alkis Boutlis • Alin Bozbiciu • Gil Heitor Cortesão • Neal Fox • Recycle Group • Jörg Immendorff • Eva Jospin • Jürgen Klauke • Youcef Korichi • Kriki • Markus Lüpertz • Shanthamani M. • Boris Mikhaïlov • Lucien Murat • Ed Paschke • A. R. Penck • Tim Plamper • Sigmar Polke • Antoine Roegiers • Pierre Schwerzmann • Terry Taylor • Juergen Teller • Anna Tuori • Anne Wenzel