OPENING February 5th, 2018
Through March 1st, 2018
@ Alliance Française de Los Angeles
“Beyond painting”, an attempt at collecting art
“We do believe we are witnessing a renaissance of Painting with artists who find new paths, new techniques, new processes, and come out with the best of it” say the Chassepots, Laurent and Beatrice, “We try to detect the most talented to collect a few and we are happy that Alliance Française gave us that great opportunity to show some of them: LA artists Frank Stockton, Brian Cooper and French Damien Cadio find new paths to bias the ordinary technique and ordinary topics; LA artist Lester Monzon mixes genres by showing on the same canvas a battle between expressionism and abstract; French artist Alix le Méléder has reached radicalism to its most, Korean-American artist Michelle Jane Lee plays with minimalism; Dutch artist Katinka Lampe has no fear to revisit Dutch art of portraiture, as well as LA artist Andrew Foster, and Nobuki Mizumoto from Tokyo. French artist Claude Viallat has dropped altogether support, frame and topic, in order to focus exclusively on color and paint; LA artist, Ed Moses pushes the limit of painting with an endless magnificent renewal.
It’s a privilege, a delight, to see such renewal in painting” continue Laurent and Beatrice. “As far as we are concerned, our passion for the arts is a discrete story started in our childhood, which fed what would later become our common history, and even more, the cement of who we are as a couple.” For Beatrice, this passion has become the focal point of her life since she became an art critic and an Art Consultant, a profession that allows her to offer her clients the expertise of her sharp eye.”