Zidoun-Bossuyt presents Louis Granet: “Comme chez toi!”, from May 24 until July 22, 2023. “Comme chez toi!” consistently navigates through the scenes of “collector’s interiors” that – within a range of familiar codes and shapes – articulates the solo-show yet leaving quite some room for abstraction.
Louis Granet’s artistic practice gravitates around the relationship between comics and painting. The artist employs techniques learned at the School of Comics of Angoulême and applies them on several supports. Signs, lines and shapes are the starting point of his artistic approach, whereas the reappropriation of implicit images tends to disorient the public: the spectator is simultaneously confronted with abstract forms and figurative images. Louis Granet’s scrambled and straightforward pictorial research leaves nonetheless an important allowance for the spectator to play with their imagination. The numerous shapes and materials employed – as well as the different perspectives – contribute to the intelligible and multi-layered compositions appearing on the surface of the paintings.
One might think that Louis Granet’s representations are plain deviations from the practices of comics’ reproduction and narratives, graphic design, or publishing; his approach – primarily made of drawings, lines and breaks – responds nevertheless to a need. While drawing is useless, fragile and reproducible, line is a sign that expresses flexibility, correctness or at least is perceived as such. This line unnecessarily overflows, in a flow of symbols and shapes: communications and compositions, apprehensions with almost too brutal chromatics, too rapid in their immediacy. Such paradoxes and efforts are Louis Granet’s strength : to display and spell out scenes and manners that are both physical and obvious, but also abstract, speculative and delicate. Louis Granet’s gesturality employs the bluntness of image and its pictoriality to pitch allusions and abstractions, rather than illusions or illustrations.
Exhibition from May 24 to July 22, 2023.
Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is the leading gallery in Luxembourg for contemporary art. The gallery offers a diverse exhibition program as well as special historical projects. The gallery is known for having introduced some of the most influential African American artists to Europe at a time when they were still relatively unknown as for example Terry Adkins, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Titus Kaphar, Wangechi Mutu and Jeff Sonhouse.
In 2022 the gallery opened two new locations in Dubai (March 2022) and in Paris (October 2022). The two new art spaces allow an expanded exhibition program with a focus on African American and African artists and additional representation of artists such as Shaunté Gates, Yashua Klos, YoYo Lander, Nate Lewis, Godwin Champs Namuyimba, Eniwaye Oluwaseyi among others.
Led by a strong commitment to serving institutions Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery chose Paris – one of the most vibrant cities throughout the European art scene – to pursue the expansion in line with its unique history: such decision aims to reinforce the mission of representing its artists.
Noel W. Anderson, Rush Baker Iv, Jean-Charles Blais, Kim Dacres, Luis Gispert, Louis Granet, Leiko Ikemura, Duron Jackson, Brad Kahlhamer, Yashua Klos, Yoyo Lander, David Leggett, Nate Lewis, John Madu, Mustafa Maluka, Luca Dellaverson, Feipel & Bechameil, Danny Fox, Shaunté Gates, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Franck Miltgen, Jayson Scott Musson, Godwin C. Namuyimba, Samuel Olayombo, Eniwaye Oluwaseyi, Sarah Peters, Jeff Sonhouse, Khalif Tahir Thompson, Awodiya Toluwani, Summer Wheat, Thomas Zitzwitz