The exhibition presents a spectacular Outremer work peopled by animal figures and surrounded by luminous monochrome marginalia, accompanied by two sets of vertical paintings.
2014 will have been a bountiful year for the painting of Pierre Alechinsky. Nord perdu, a
spectacular Outremer work peopled by animal figures and surrounded by luminous monochrome
marginalia, stands out as the flagship of the exhibition. It is accompanied by two sets of vertical
paintings, each one organised around an engraved "porthole". This time the artist has not kept colour
at a distance, unlike in his previous exhibition; reds, blues, yellows and greens are the guests at the
party, demonstrating a surprising suppleness and freedom.
In his text for the catalogue, Didier Semin enthuses over this human dimension which is preserved throughout Alechinsky's work. In particular, he wrote: "Alechinsky’s world is not that of the cold waters of calculation, but one of rediscovered linkages, of the human scale and its amiable chaos, with rhythm cast aside. It all combines to encourage a sensitive experience, free of prejudice, of idiotic hierarchies and regulated lines”.
Image: Pierre Alechinsky, Nord perdu, 2014
Opening: Thursday 27 November from 6pm
Galerie Lelong Paris
13, rue de Téhéran
Opening hours :
From Tuesday to Friday:
From 10am to 6pm
From 2pm to 6.30pm
The gallery will be closed
from December 24 to January 5 inclusive