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Florent Poussineau | Contemporary Sapiens

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FLORENT POUSSINEAU
“CONTEMPORARY SAPIENS”

September 7, 2019 ~ September 30, 2019

AG Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibition “Contemporary Sapiens” byFlorent Poussineau. We are extremely delighted to have Poussineau at AG Gallery for his first solo exhibition in New York City, and to present his latest oil paintings on playful yet could be controversal/challenging mediums including sugarpaste, translucent paper, and porcelain. Please join us for the  opening reception at AG Gallery on this Saturday September 7, 6-8PM. Artist will be present at the opening reception.

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Contemplation, Wolf, 2019, Wood, porcelain and oil paint, 12 x 12 inch

ABOUT ARTIST
Florent Poussineau is a contemporary artist based in France. Poussineau’s works are about relationships between people (individuals and also as a society) and food (and the food industry). Poussineau works mainly in performance, video, installation, and painting. In this exhibition we present Poussineau’s latest oil paintings of wild sapiens on ceramic and other landscapes made by himself. Poussineau create works from questions about the relation that we all have with food in the society. He especially focused on the western society’s food culture because it is where he was born and raised, and especially France, as he is based in today. Poussineau uses food both as a fine material, close to a piece of art, elite, and as a repulsive and disgusting element. Through food He play, prioritize, provoke contradictory feelings and reproduce in a certain way particular behavioral patterns present in our consumer society.

As Poussineau himself also mentions, having partnerships with professionals in the food industry is essential in his work. It questions the status of the artist / craftsman, gastronomic territory and knowhow. From an early age Poussineau was able to have apprenticeship with professionals in the food industry, including his father who is a pastry chef, and for many years his father has been one of  main teachers of Poussineau.

Food has been occupying our major daily actions; hunting, cultivating, harvesting, preparing, sharing, cleaning, and consuming, and so on. Besides the past enormous development of the science and technology and the improvement of mass productions and changing of our diet or that cooking at home has became not essential activity in some culture, food remains as a significant dominant part of our culture and it will always be. Looking at the food through Poussineau’s work is another way to experience consuming, discovering, and questioning of our food culture, and ourselves.

“The evolution of human thought has led him to suppress his enemies and to increase his dominant position in his territory. He has colonized the entire planet and is now in overpopulation. With his heritage passed down for generations, he has the conscience, the knowledge, the technology and the communication. He lives in society, in urban or rural environments and generally in shared dwellings. His diet consists of food wrapped in plastic and harvested in what is called supermarket. Fruits and vegetables, preparations made from cereals, dairy products and also meat. Where do these foods come from, how are they produced, what is livestock traceability? Individuals belonging to a relatively new species no longer wish to know it, and no longer wish to do so on their own. This is the situation of contemporary sapiens in 2019.” -Florent Poussineau 2019

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Contemplation, Goat, 2019, Wood, translucent paper and oil paint, 12 x 12 inch

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Contemplation, Moose, 2019, Wood, sugarpaste and oil paint, 12 x 12 inch

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Upcoming 7 Artists Show: Midsummer Stunner

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AG Gallery is pleased to present a group of 7 artists who are artists working in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Exhibition On View: Saturday August 24, 2019 ~ Saturday August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday August 25, 6-8PM

 

        ARTISTS      
A.Revo
Adam Kalar
Daphane Love
Hannah Hill
John McFadden
Nina Khoury
Skylar Gerken

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ZENYU YANO | “44 STRANGE ______”

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Zenyu Yano “44 STRANGE _____”

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3, 6-8PM
EXHIBITION ON VIEW:August 3 – August 8, 2019

AG Gallery is pleased to present “44 Strange ___” by Zenyu Yano.
Zenyu is Japan based visual artist working on line drawing and photography. Exhibition will open on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Zenyu started his current line drawing in 2000, and since then he has been drawing with the style. His passion as a photographer is to take pieces of quotidian moments that catch his attantion and make him wonder and many people can relate to. In this show, Zenyu presents his original photography and Illustrations in one installation.
“44 Strange___” will be his first exhibition in USA, and the title indicates that in this show there are 44 something that the artist found somewhat strange in his everyday life. Please join us for the opening reception on August 3 from 6-8PM and meet the artist.

 

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Ken Brown & Victor-John Villanueva

AG Gallery is now showing silkscreen prints by Ken Brown and perler beads mosaic album covers by Victor John Villanueva. AG Gallery is open everyday from 12 – 8pm in March. There will be changes for Gallery Hours in April and it will be informed in ending of March.

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Interview with Artist: AGNES BODOR

 

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Interview with Artist: AGNES BODOR

Hello Agnes, Thank you so much for joining the Interview with Artist” series for our gallery blog. We are excited to have a chance to introduce you as an artist more deeply to our gallery visitors and collectors through this interview. I would love to ask you 7 questions about you and your art. Let’s start the first interview for 2019, shall we?

1.Please tell us a little bit about your background.
I am from Hungary. I learned painting in an art specialized high school in Budapest, but after that I went to an university and became a biologist and I received my PhD in neurobiology. Currently I am working at the Allen Institute for Brain Science as a neuroanatomist and using mostly an electron microscope for my work. On weekends and for my free time, I try to paint as much as possible.

2.Please describe your practice with a few words.
My favorite media are watercolor and ink. I like modern art when it is connected to real things, but I don’t have any preference in subject for what I paint, I like portrait, landscapes, still life, cats, basically anything. My method of painting is to allow the media to act by their nature, under my control. I like experimenting with new paints and papers and the ways I am working with them.

3.Who were your earliest influencers of famous artists or creators?
My drawing teacher in my highschool definitely had the biggest influence on me, his name was Zoltan Kiss.
Beside him, I have so many favorite artists that I only can list the tiny fraction of: many modern Chinese artists like Wu Guanzhong, Liu Kuo-Sung and Qi Baishi, the best portrait painter ever Lucian Freud, the great watercolorists John Singer Sargent, John Marin and the Hungarian Endre Penovac. As a mind of a painter, I feel Picasso very close to me. Overall, I like when artists capture the essence of their object.

4. Do you think your childhood inspires your artwork?
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
I do not get the inspiration from my childhood, or from inside. Rather it comes from outside, from the things I see, like the movement of cats, the light on their fur, a landscape, or face of a person. 
Because of that, I only can work, or at least the ideal way is to see the object of my inspiration during painting, in the case of cats at least a photo, since they are not tend to be a good sitter.

5.What generally inspire or influence you to create your work?
The visible world that I observe with my eyes; the light, the colors, the movements, the beauty of things, but I try to simplify them and concentrate the essence in my work.

6.What does your art mean to you?
Making is the best time in a day for me. I can forget about everything when I am creating work. The finished works are constantly occupying my thoughts because I putting them on my wall and looking them a lot and I am attached to them. I think it is the time when I am half consciously learning from my finished works, and in my mind I am starting to prepare for the next adventure.

7. Do you have any message to visitors for this exhibition?
Please Enjoy!

Thank you for reading the interview. The work of Agnes Bodor is on view until Thursday March 14, 2019. We look forward to have you at AG Gallery.

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