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Art fair: Art Paris LIVE - Grand Palais


Group Show : Caroline Denervaud, B.D. Graft and Maximilien Pellet

Inaugurated in 2016 in the heart of Marseille's antiques district, Double V Gallery is a unique exhibition space where different art forms, generations and celebrities come together.

Its director Nicolas Veidig-Favarel proposes another relationship between the gallery owner and the artist, more transversal, less vertical, guided by the emotion generated by the works, which encourage pleasure as much as debate.

He invites the collector to perceive the work as a living organism, a bearer of meaning, with wh... more >>
Group Show : Caroline Denervaud, B.D. Graft and Maximilien Pellet

Inaugurated in 2016 in the heart of Marseille's antiques district, Double V Gallery is a unique exhibition space where different art forms, generations and celebrities come together.

Its director Nicolas Veidig-Favarel proposes another relationship between the gallery owner and the artist, more transversal, less vertical, guided by the emotion generated by the works, which encourage pleasure as much as debate.

He invites the collector to perceive the work as a living organism, a bearer of meaning, with which he will be brought to live; and makes the gallery a warm meeting place where the artist, the gallery owner and the enlightened amateur come together in the same collective adventure.

Double V asserts its will to become a place of diffusion for the international scene, with a particular attention paid to emerging artists (Caroline Denervaud, Brian De Graft, Ugo Schiavi, Manoela Medeiros, Côme Clérino, Maximilien Pellet...) always in dialogue with figs with more confirmed careers (Olivier Millagou, Michèle Sylvander, Gérard Traquandi) creating a fruitful dialogue between generations.

About Caroline Denervaud :

Caroline Denervaud dances and draws. She dances her drawings.
Born in 1978 in Lausanne (Switzerland), the artist is initiated into dance, contemporary and classical. Through rhythmic gesture and improvisation she finds a poetic and vibrant means of expression. She studies fashion design at Studio Berçot - Paris - as well as the choreographic method of the London Laban Center.

Then, following an accident, she is no longer able to work at a professional level, and rediscovers herself through plastic research at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

With a large sheet of paper on the floor of her studio, she grasps a brush and dashes not a dance performance on the surface of the medium which gives birth to a « Trace ». Abstract and radical painting on the scale of her body.

Captured by the camera, this pictorial gesture so feminine and sensitive combines today with an intense alliance of shapes, colors and matters, most often created with casein on paper but also on canvas.

Nicknamed « Mikpaint », it’s a binder based on milk and natural pigments with which the Caroline makes
her own color, in an almost artisanal approach. The result is an Abstraction that echoes the current of the new post-war Paris and the work of Serge Poliakoff in particular.

A form of modernity conjugated in the present. An aesthetic that is both actual and timeless.
Caroline Denervaud is now collected worldwide.

Nicolas Veidig-Favarel
Founder Double V Gallery

About B.D. Graft :

On the occasion of Art Paris 2020, Double V is thrilled to present a new selection of works by the German artist based in Amsterdam, a few months after his solo exhibitions in Rotterdam and New York … Born in 1988, the artist explores the relationship between the life of the motif and its frozen representation on canvas or on paper.
If still life, in particular of flowers, is a recurring, even omnipresent figure of painting, from Balthasar van der Ast to Tom Wesselman, via Van Gogh and Matisse, it is because it has emphasised the paradoxes that govern the relationship between art and life.

The positive vibration of the plant, pleasant allegory of freshness, allows a free gesture: the collections of plants in pots by B. D. Graft, done freehand, spread out their floating world on the pictorial surface. Like wallpapers or toile de Jouÿ, his compositions, in search of a balance between profusion and void, come as much from spontaneity as from mastering the pictorial space, sown as regularly as being a French garden.

For the artist, still life offers a playground in constant mutation, on which he can confront the illusion of nature and its rhythmic domestication, the calm harmony of abstraction and the fierce density of figuration, the decorative of innocence and sexuality with its busy silence.

It is thus by the attraction of opposites that BD Graft's canvases and drawings are triggered: action is everywhere, sometimes simply represented (watering, hiding, tightening, holding ...), often suggested by the mere presence of the flower, "cosmic attractor (...) performing the sexual act by individuals sprung up from other kingdoms, bees, flies and insects of all kinds" (Emanuele Coccia).

While being part of a fundamentally contemporary painting whose emerging figures, such as Oli Epp or Laure Mary Couégnias, enliven the pop vocabulary, the art of BD Graft, by the repeated use of all-over and of lines barely sketching the shapes, in the aftermath of Cy Twombly or Olivier Debré, but also by the universal motif of vanity, joins the eternity of painting and the ephemeral of bouquets.

Jean-Christophe Arcos


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