Agence Germain Pire




Vernissage de l'exposition "Put your hands all over my body, Trinity"

Du 21 octobre au 20 novembre
Vernissage : jeudi 21 octobre 18h-21h

Put your hands all over my body, Trinity

Cette exposition a pour but d'explorer et percevoir comment trois artistes empruntent, usent et abusent des notions classique sur le comportement humain dans leur travail et comment ils mettent en scène des scènes modernes pour commenter le monde d'aujourd'hui. JanPeter Muilwijk (dessins), Carolein Smit (ceramics) et F. Franciscus (peinture) partagent le renouveau de l'élément allégorique, l'usage proéminent de l'ironie et l'admiration dans son sens le plus large.

The show is created to explore and perceive how three artists borrow, use or abuse classical notions on human behaviour in their work and how they stagemodern scenes to comment on today's world. Janpeter Muilwijk (drawings), Carolein Smit (ceramics) and F. Franciscus (painting) share the renewal of the allegorical element, the prominent use of irony and the honest admiration of art in its broadest sense.

With F. Franciscus, Janpeter Muilwijk and Carolein Smit

About the artists:

JanPeter Muilwijk (1960, Fontainebleau, France) Dutch Artist JanPeter uses different techniques like pencil, gouache or tapestry even. In his work he distinguishes himself with contemporaryartists by reviving the beauty ideal, one that seems original and pure. These virtual realities are consistent with the perceived real world thatgives us access to a contemplative life, calm and different than today's mundane world. Janpeter Muilwijk studied drawing and painting from 1979 - 1984 at the Christian School of Art in Kampen, the Netherlands. Since 1997 he participates in different museum shows such as Museum het Valkhof in Nijmegen, the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch and Museum Catharijneconventin Utrecht. Muilwijk was honoured with different awards like the Royal Grant for Fine Arts (Koninklijke Subsidie voor de Schilderkunst) in 1992, the PaulCitroen Award in 1997 and the Purmarijn Grafiekprijs in 2005.

Carolein Smit (1960, Breda, The Netherlands) Carolein Smit's ceramic contemporary sculptures have extremely evocative postures, embued with certain vulnerability. Smit is a master in creating a dual emotional charge; she satirically plays with that unknown turning point when beauty turns over in sentiment. Much of her attention goes to the skin of her statues: it could be covered with thorns, holes, hairs, water drops, or a pattern of veins. Carolein Smit graduated in 1984 at the Academy of fine arts, St Joost, Breda, The Netherlands, Specialisation graphics and lithography. It was in1996 when she was introduced with ceramics at the European Ceramics Work Centre in Den Bosch that she started contemporary ceramic sculptures. Before she worked as an illustrator and painter for which in 1993 she was honorably mentioned in the catalogue of the Prix de Rome for "Drawing". In 1999 she won the Keranovaprize for free sculpting. From the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Design and Architecture she received multiple scholarships. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthal Rotterdam (2010), The Netherlands and Museum Keramion, Frechen, Germany. Her work is in collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany and the Fuled International Museum (FLICAM) Fuping, China.

F. Franciscus (1959, Utrecht, The Netherlands) Dutch painter F. Franciscus (1959) is known as a critical artist who re-arranges compositions of old masters depicting biblical stories in an up-to-date and idiosyncratic fashion. Scenes from his own environment are added and characters are restyled. With his references to renaissance and medieval art the artist likes to tell us what to look at, how to grasp things or how to think, without steering our minds. Graduated in 1986 at the Acadamy for Fine Arts, Utrecht, F. Franciscus received a scholarship from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His work has since been shown in official art spaces in the Netherlands such as the Centraal Museum Utrecht, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Royal Palace - Den Haag, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Rijksmuseum het Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen and W139, Amsterdam, but also in a diverse range of venues including some of the best running clubs like The Supperclub, The Roxy and Paradiso in Amsterdam.
Location: Galerie Magda Danysz
78, rue Amelot
75011 Paris
M° Saint-Sébastien - Froissart
Phone : +33 (0)1 45 83 38 51
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Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 18:00-21:00 CEST

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