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In the eye of Daniel Pommereulle

45 min visit

Paris
Galerie Christophe Gaillard
6 May → 26 Jun 2021
From Tue to Fri 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. Sat 12 pm to 7 pm. Closed Mon and Sun.

« His name may not ring a bell, but he is a major artist of our time: he has acted in films by Truffaut, Godard and Romher, makes films of his own and his work has been exhibited all over the world. »

Putting oneself in the artist's shoes to better understand his work is what the Christophe Gaillard gallery has tried to do through an original exhibition. Although this is Daniel Pommereulle's solo show, his works are in dialogue with those of other artists. They do not necessarily have a link between them, neither in their themes nor in their artistic practices. Yet they form a very harmonious whole. What could be the filiation between the works of Eugène Delacroix, Max Ernst, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Man Ray, David Douard and Marie-Luce Nadal with those of Daniel Pommereulle? The aim is not to create forced resonances, but to expose the importance of Daniel Pommereulle's work in the history of art, as much as that of the other artists is. Because everyone knows Delacroix, but too few people know who Pommereulle is. Much more than a simple exhibition, it is a real enigmatic dialogue that takes shape through the eyes of the forgotten artist, for whom creation was salvation. For Daniel Pommereulle, self-discovery is above all through art, without which no one really knows himself. His violent and cruel aesthetic created over the years draws its inspiration from the trauma of the Algerian war, but also from Antonin Artaud's thoughts and the art of the surrealists. An authentic and original work that forged him.

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