Reinterpreted in various styles throughout history, the human figure celebrates its return with artists such as Jenny Saville and Shane Wolf. As human figure continues to inspire and challenge many artists, we are delighted to present the “Le Grand Nu” exhibition. The exhibit brings together the most original work exploring the human form created by local and international artists, all finalists of the second edition of Le Grand Nu contest. The exhibit presents a wide range of interpretations of the human figure from representational to abstract and is a must for all interested in the nude.
Join us for the exhibition preview on Saturday 10 November, 6pm – 9pm. The exhibition will be open from 11 to 18 November, 11am – 8pm. The name of the grand prize winner will be announced during the vernissage.
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Artwork © copyright Aurore Levasseur, the winner of Grand Nu 2018.
Winner – Aurore Levasseur
Aurore Levasseur’s works are part of the European cultural heritage and relate to Baroque cultural movement. In her works she uses light and colours. Her paintings recall the paintings of Pierre Paul Rubens. The represented, figurative subjects are most often naked women, fleshy and with white skin.
Pierre Van Bey
Lucile Travert, painter with a PhD in Fine Arts at Sorbonne, Paris. She has been devoting herself to painting for three decades. Passionate about technical experiments with products, tools and supports, she ended building up a unique pictorial identity and artistic signature. Her artistic work often deals with the question of the body and the figure. It is closely linked to the main subject of her doctoral studies. In her work she looks at exposing particular anatomical features, uncovering the figure by taking the body apart. Hence the human figure loses its envelope, and disintegrates in the pictorial field.
John Gathercole is a British contemporary artist and founder of the Kreative Union of Neo-aesthetic Terrorists, (the K.U.N.Tists), an anti-aesthetic art punk collective. His paintings appropriate a range of influences from, philosophy, psychology, art history and popular culture, including, existentialism and Gestalt theory. He has exhibited with both Tate Modern and Tate Britain as well as numerous London galleries. His solo work tackles both personal and deeper issues of aesthetics, cognition and media by exploring the void between beauty and reality with a blend of humour and horror, which feeds the contemporary human and social neurosis.
Graduating in history and management of cultural and artistic projects, Patrick Truong has worked in communication and on expanding the audiences of many Parisian museums, including the Museum of Decorative Arts and several City of Paris Museums, such as Petit Palais, The Carnavalet Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. From 2016 to 2018, he directed the Chromatic Festival in Montreal, an annual festival that combines an exhibition of contemporary visual arts by local and international artists to run alongside conferences, screenings, concerts, performances, and educational activities.
Maria Kuźma-Kuźniarska has managed the Untitled Factory gallery since early 2017, organising events and curating exhibitions with the focus on human form. She is an artist specialising in human anatomy and the founder of the Life Drawing Montmartre initiative. Maria’s personal work is deeply grounded in her bio-medical background. Her artistic work has developed from a fascination with human form and her in-depth knowledge of human anatomy. She is particularly interested in the constant changes the human body undergoes throughout life. Her work focuses on the form and the motion of the human figure.