Markus Åkesson – Strange Days

New Paris Exhibition of the Neo-realist painter Markus Åkesson

Address
17 Rue Guénégaud
Paris
75006
France

Date
Sep 17 - Oct 31
16:00

Location
Galerie Da-End


How strange is this world, and how strange these days, which ceaselessly escape us and yet continually strike us with their absolute necessity.

Formally, we are close to the classic portrait, bust or mid-legs, face in profile or three-quarter length, and haughty. We feel a strong attraction for Flemish painting and its portraits of virtuoso sobriety, on neutral backgrounds, measured colors and exalted materials. And yet, of their faces one sees nothing. A fabric covers them, with printed patterns, repeated models, which remind us of the famous Indianneries of Jouy-en-Josas, the scenes of Jean-Baptiste Huet. This veil covers them and hides their features from us, tirelessly, canvas after canvas, a succession of prevented encounters.

How strange is the world, how strange are those days, unceasingly eluding us and yet or constantly striking us with their absolute necessity.

We are close to the classical portrait, in bust or mid-leg, face in profile or three-quarters, and haughty portrayal. One feels a strong attraction for Flemish painting and its virtuously sober portraits, on neutral backgrounds, measured colors and exalted materials. And yet you can’t see anything of their faces. A fabric with printed patterns covers them, which remind us of the famous indianneries of Jouy-en-Josas, of the scenes of Jean-Baptiste Huet. This veil covers them and hides their features from us, tirelessly, canvas after canvas, a succession of prevented encounters.

Gregory Prangé

 

Opening On Thursday September 17, 2020 From 4 P.M. To 9 P.M.

Runs to October 31, 2020
www.da-end.com/upcoming-strange-days

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