For the exchange program 'Berlin-Paris', Chert gallery presents a group exhibition with four young French artists: Neil Beloufa, Jonathan Binet, Christophe Herreros and Helene Riviere. The idea of the show begins with the possibility to have a space for a limited time in a new city, this gives the opportunity to research and become involved in the art scene of another place.
For our second participation in the exchange program "Berlin-Paris", Chert gallery is happy to present a group exhibition with four young French artists living and working in Paris: Neil Beloufa, Jonathan Binet, Christophe Herreros and Hélène Rivière.
The idea of the show begins with the possibility to have a space for a limited time in a new city, this gives the opportunity to research and become involved in the art scene of another place. Therefore, we focused on the possibility to develop research into the reality of young artist's practices in Paris and organize a group show with young artists who currently live and work there.
In this sense, the intention of the project is an exchange of opportunities for new developments and ideas during a limited period, whilst utilizing the resources offered in a different city.
The exhibition is a project developed in collaboration with artist Neil Beloufa, who will play the role of a "regissor" or "builder", interacting with the space and the works of the artists.
Video artist Christophe Herreros creates short and silent looped videos in which characters, when they exist, do not communicate or share anything other than the screen space, providing intriguing and ambiguous results. The artist knows how to play with repetition, avoiding any explicit reference, as to leave the spectator witnessing the work with a degree of alienation.
Jonathan Binet explores the borders of painting. Using the classic medium with a strong performative component, the artist´s research is a constant experiment in order to know how to make forms. "Where does the paint go? As high as I can put it." - (J.B.)
Hélène Rivière´s work is focused in drawing, where she combines and accumulates objects and subjects on the canvas, creating a dream-like environment. False geometries, false walls and various ornaments melt together as projections from the artist's consciousness and imagination.
Neil Beloufa was born in Paris in 1985, where he lives and works.
Recent solo exhibitions include: 2010: Frieze Art Fair, London (with Francois Ghebaldy Gallery, Los Angeles); Art Forum Berlin (with Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt) 2009: Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt. François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie LHK curated by Gael Charbau, Paris; 2008: WhiteBox curated by Jarrett Gregory, New York. Recent Group exhibitions include: 2010: Police the Police, Young Artists Biennial, Bucharest; Manifesta 8, Manifesta 8, Murcia; Monsieur Miroir, 12th Ricard Foundation Prize, Paris; Real Estate, Galleria Zero, Milan; Mouvement des Atomes, mobilité des Formes, Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris. He is represented in France by BaliceHertling gallery, Paris, where his upcoming solo exhibition is planned in 2011.
Jonathan Binet was born in 1984, he lives and work in Paris.
Recent group exhibitions include: 2010: Make/shift, Générale en Manufacture at Sèvres; Exposition of laureat of "les amis des beaux arts" price at l'espace Lohmond, Paris; 2009: Carte blanche à Eric Suchère: Ricochets at la Maison d’Art Contemporain de Chailloux In Fresnes; 2008: 1ère Vue at Passage de Retz gallery, Paris; Mon Oncle, group show, private apartment, Paris.
Christophe Herreros was born in 1981 in Carcassonne, he lives and works in Paris.
Recent solo exhibitions include: 2009: It’s moving!, ENSBA Paris; Welcome Home, ENSBA Paris.
Recent group exhibitions include: 2010: Jeune Création Young Art Fair 2010, Espace 104, Paris, First Price Award; DREAMLANDZ, Air de Paris, Paris; Young Art Biennale of Mulhouse, Mulhouse; Mouvement des atomes, mobilités des formes, School Of Fine Arts Jury Honors Show; Géométrie virtuelle, Alliance Francaise Phohn Phem; Burma; Bijou Festival CALARTS, USA; En:Trance#3 Observatoire de Paris (cur. Anomos); 10m2 Sarajevo; Bosnie Herzegovine; 19 coups Busan, South Korea; Abbaye de Saint-Sever, France; Musée des Beaux Arts de Toulon, France; Le Signal FIPA Biarritz, France
Hélène Rivière was born in Toulouse in 1982, she lives and works in Paris.
Recent group exhibitions include: 2010: Lignes de chances, Fondation Ricard, Paris. 2009: Kiosque/Images, Paris; La mort ça s’organise !, La Générale en Manufacture, Sèvres; Fables & Fragments, Galerie des Beaux-arts de Paris.
Opening Reception: 28 January, 2011, 6pm
Gaudel de Stampa
3, rue de Vaucouleurs, 75011 Paris
M° Couronnes / Belleville / Parmentier
Opening hours : Wednesday – Saturday 2:30 – 7 pm
and by appointment