Galerie LeRoyer


60 Saint-Paul W.

Quebec H2Y1Y8 Montreal

Canada

Phone : 514-287-1351

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URL : www.galerieleroyer.com

Brian Brisson   ()

Alexandra Conners   ()

Sharon Galbraith   ()

About

Established in old Montreal in 1995, Galerie LeRoyer has made its home in a historical Neo-Gothic building dating from 1887 and designed by architect John James Browne (1837-1893), which served as a textile and dry goods warehouse store for Greenshields, Hodgson, Racine Limited until the late 1960s. Brian Brisson, the gallery’s founder, has conserved the interior’s period charm, with its cabinets of curiosities, mouldings, bas-reliefs and high ceilings. This space allows him to stage his vision and exhibit the works of emerging Canadian and international artists chosen for the power of their singularity.

WASYL - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard WASYL
Pigmented Silicone

Supercrown (Deep Blue) - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard Supercrown (Deep Blue)
Pigmented Silicone

Supercrown (Blackberry) - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard Supercrown (Blackberry)
Pigmented silicone.

Annamarina - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard Annamarina
Pigmented Silicone

Hybrid Souls XII -  Ali Alışır

Ali Alışır Hybrid Souls XII

Hybrid Souls XVII -  Ali Alışır

Ali Alışır Hybrid Souls XVII
Unique archival pigment print
48" x 41"
2019

Hybrid Souls XVI -  Ali Alışır

Ali Alışır Hybrid Souls XVI
Unique archival pigment print
52" x 39"
2019

Fuck Off - Rock Therrien

Rock Therrien Fuck Off
Mixed media on wood, neon
84" x 84"
2019

F*ck This Sh*t - Rock Therrien

Rock Therrien F*ck This Sh*t

Monsieur Patate - Rock Therrien

Rock Therrien Monsieur Patate
Mixed media on metal
48" x 48"
2019

Madame Patate - Rock Therrien

Rock Therrien Madame Patate
Mixed media on metal
48" x 48"
2019

Mini Flowerbed 141 - Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi Mini Flowerbed 141
Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas
6" x 6"
2019

Landscape 21 - Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi Landscape 21
Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas
47" x 39"
2019

Flowerbed 02 - Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi Flowerbed 02
Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas
51" x 83"
2019

Mini Flowerbed 132 - Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi Mini Flowerbed 132
Ink, acrylic and rice paper on canvas
6" x 6"
2019

Love is Love Freddy Mercury -  Stikki Peaches

Stikki Peaches Love is Love Freddy Mercury
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 48"
2019

Sophia Loren -  Stikki Peaches

Stikki Peaches Sophia Loren
Mixed media on paper
48" x 36"
2019

Young Kate Moss -  Stikki Peaches

Stikki Peaches Young Kate Moss
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 60"
2019

Marlon Brando -  Stikki Peaches

Stikki Peaches Marlon Brando
Mixed media on paper
54" x 36"
2019

Alice Flowers -  Roberta Coni

Roberta Coni Alice Flowers
Oil and acrylic on canvas
55" x 55"
2019

The Red Tent X -  Roberta Coni

Roberta Coni The Red Tent X
Oil and acrylic on canvas
79" x 39"
2019

Blue Diletta -  Roberta Coni

Roberta Coni Blue Diletta
Oil and acrylic on canvas
55" x 55"
2019

The Red Tent VI -  Roberta Coni

Roberta Coni The Red Tent VI
Oil and acrylic on canvas
79" x 55"
2019

Light Keeper IV - Yoakim Bélanger

Yoakim Bélanger Light Keeper IV
Mixed media on rusted steel, plexiglass
48" x 32"
2019

Untitled - Yoakim Bélanger

Yoakim Bélanger Untitled
Mixed media on aluminium
48h x 48w in
2019

The Dreamers V - Yoakim Bélanger

Yoakim Bélanger The Dreamers V
Plexiglas on mixed media & rusted steel
72" x 36"
2019

Retrato No. 16 - Luis Selem

Luis Selem Retrato No. 16
Oil on canvas
67" x 53"
2018

Yelem - Francisco Valverde

Francisco Valverde Yelem
Pigmented resin on panel
48" x 96"
2019

N/A -   Tava

Tava N/A
Warhol Screaming Heart (yellow)
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"
2017

Dentro Il Riflesso - Willy Verginer

Willy Verginer Dentro Il Riflesso
Lindenwood and acrylic
47" x 35" x 14"
2019

United Keepers -   Zekoff

Zekoff United Keepers
Oil on canvas
48" x 72"
2019

The Proof -   Zekoff

Zekoff The Proof
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
2019

Acqua Alta Figure 7 - Willy Verginer

Willy Verginer Acqua Alta Figure 7
Lindenwood and acrylic
27" x 18" x 12"
2019

Acqua Alta Figure 8 - Willy Verginer

Willy Verginer Acqua Alta Figure 8
Lindenwood and acrylic
16" x 20" x 22"
2019

Citta Samtana Diptych 218 - James Verbicky

James Verbicky Citta Samtana Diptych 218
Mixed media, resin on wood
45" x 60" x 2"
2018

Vihara - Francisco Valverde

Francisco Valverde Vihara
Pigmented resin on panel
48" x 96"
2019

Fikril - Francisco Valverde

Francisco Valverde Fikril
Pigmented resin on panel
60" x 60"
2019

Not Again! -   Tava

Tava Not Again!
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 36"
2019

Don't Bug With Me -   Tava

Tava Don't Bug With Me
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 36"
2019

Retrato No. 11 - Luis Selem

Luis Selem Retrato No. 11
Oil on canvas
43" x 35"
2018

Pensa Quadrato -   Mateo

Mateo Pensa Quadrato
Spray paint on traditional carpet
87" x 63"
2019

Qatariun -   Mateo

Mateo Qatariun
Spray paint on traditional carpet
89" x 59"
2019

Amira -   Mateo

Mateo Amira
Spray paint on traditional carpet
78" x 39"
2019

"Tanya We Better Get Dressed Now" - Mark Khaisman

Mark Khaisman "Tanya We Better Get Dressed Now"
Tape on backlit panel
27" x 40.5" x 6"
2019

"But There Are Some English Customs Which Are Going To Be Changed" - Mark Khaisman

Mark Khaisman "But There Are Some English Customs Which Are Going To Be Changed"
Tape on backlit panel
27" x 40.5" x 6"
2019

"You See I Know All About You From Your File" - Mark Khaisman

Mark Khaisman "You See I Know All About You From Your File"
Tape on backlit panel
36" x 48" x 6"
2019

Hidden Treasures 29 - Martin C. Herbst

Martin C. Herbst Hidden Treasures 29
Oil on aluminum mirror
24" x 23" x 13"
2014

Garden of Delights V6 - Martin C. Herbst

Martin C. Herbst Garden of Delights V6
Oil on flat Dibond mirror
49" x 35"
2018

Untitled  - Martin C. Herbst

Martin C. Herbst Untitled

The Di-Gold Experience 407 - Marco Grassi

Marco Grassi The Di-Gold Experience 407
Oil, gold leaf and resin on aluminium
59" x 59"
2019

The Di-Gold Experience 408 - Marco Grassi

Marco Grassi The Di-Gold Experience 408
Oil, gold leaf and resin on aluminium
59" x 59"
2019

Crown UB - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard Crown UB
Pigmented Silicone
14" x 14" x 13"
2016

Jacky O - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard Jacky O
Pigmented Silicone
39" x 24" x 24"
2016

Supercrown - Anke Eilergerhard

Anke Eilergerhard Supercrown
Pigmented Silicone
31" x 31" x 8"
2016

1492 Totem - Small Edition  - Fidia Falaschetti

Fidia Falaschetti 1492 Totem - Small Edition
Aluminium varnished resin
22" x 27" x 12"
2017

Freaky Mouse - Fidia Falaschetti

Fidia Falaschetti Freaky Mouse
Aluminium varnished resin
48"
2018

Melting Donald Fuck - Fidia Falaschetti

Fidia Falaschetti Melting Donald Fuck
Varnished Resin
12" x 4" x 5"
2017

53ème Confession - Martin Rondeau

Martin Rondeau 53ème Confession
Woven Photography
27" x 42.5"
2019

"Citta Samtana Diptych 219", 2018 - James Verbicky

James Verbicky "Citta Samtana Diptych 219", 2018
Mixed media and resin on wood
60" x 80" x 2"

Geisha (Geesha) Girl 2-Lips - Martin Rondeau

Martin Rondeau Geisha (Geesha) Girl 2-Lips
Woven photography
39" x 55"
2018

Exhibiting Artists

  • Ali Alışır  (+)

    Biography : Ali Alışır was born in Istanbul in 1978. His art education began in 1996 upon being awarded a scholarship by the Faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Yeditepe. He obtained his master’s degree in photography from the Accademia Italiana in Florence, where he majored in digital editing. Ali Alışır’s past exhibitions “Virtual Bodies”, “Virtual Places”, “Virtual Wars” and “Virtual Landscapes”, explored the desperation and helplessness experienced by individuals in a world of constant media overload. These exhibitions examined more closely the virtual and artificial worlds that are created in response to the digital age.

    Detailed Description : “Melez Ruhlar” will be Ali Alışır’s first exhibition in North America, also known as “Hybrid Souls”. This ongoing photographic series focuses on the collective stress experienced by contemporary culture. Here, Alışır’s subjects attempt to achieve peace, despite being ensnared by the complexity and haste of modern life. The artist aims to reflect inner conflict in physical movement. His hybrid bodies melt into one another with such precipitousness, making it impossible to focus on one individual subject. Subsequently, by superimposing layers of human bodies, Alışır seeks to examine the societal issues that manifest in many different forms and through various fields, such as philosophy, sociology, literature and cinema. Alışır’s hybrid human bodies all struggle separately yet together, creating a kind of chaotic harmony in defiance of the complexities of modern day life. Ali Alışır’s works are exhibited in many private and public collections, including Istanbul Modern Art Museum, the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Turkey, and 94 embassies in the world.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Ali Alışır - Hybrid Souls XVI Hybrid Souls XVI
    •  Ali Alışır - Hybrid Souls XVII Hybrid Souls XVII
    •  Ali Alışır - Hybrid Souls XII Hybrid Souls XII

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  • Yoakim Bélanger  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1977, Yoakim Bélanger is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Montreal. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada. In 2016, he exhibited in London to a great critical and popular success. He has also participated in several international fairs worldwide, including Miami, New York, Hamburg and Toronto. His artwork can be found in many private and public collections throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. He also holds a degree in graphic design and has directed two short films (If I can Fly and Ces femmes qui marchent) that have been acclaimed by critics in international film festivals. He is represented by galleries in Canada and in the UK.

    Detailed Description : oakim Bélanger's art focuses on the human form. He is fascinated by movements, expressions, plasticity and their universality. Across various media (painting, drawing, photography and video) Yoakim Bélanger sublimates the physical appearance of humanity and celebrates its strength, passion and grace. In his paintings, through a work of removal, sanding and alterations on metal plates, Yoakim Bélanger reaches a vibrant and textured brushwork that merges the abstract and the figurative, order and chaos, shade and light. With this work, the artist achieves his ultimate goal of portraying both body and soul. Yoakim Bélanger works with oxidized steel and aluminum, raw materials that have not yet been affected by human contact but that hold the traces of passing time. These traces consist of varying textures and patterns, which to any other individual would appear arbitrary and meaningless. But, to the artist, these traces hold the primitive blueprint of his work. With his brush, he begins to bring forth an image so entwined with the medium on which it is painted that one could not exist without the other. The result is a juxtaposition of the intangible human spirit with the solidity of the metal.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Yoakim Bélanger - The Dreamers V The Dreamers V
    • Yoakim Bélanger - Untitled Untitled
    • Yoakim Bélanger - Light Keeper IV Light Keeper IV

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  • Anke Eilergerhard  (+)

    Biography : Born in Wuppertal, Germany, Anke Eilegerhard creates beguilingly hypnotic sculptures that stimulate not only the sight, but also our senses of touch, taste, and smell. A painter by training, Anke Eilergerhard began creating sculptures in silicone in 2004. Her applied interest in the tactile properties of materials has been at the forefront of her practice since early in her career, when she showed her paintings, which featured floral excrescences that extended outside the limits of the framing, in textured frames.

    Detailed Description : Anke Eilergerhard’s artwork are created with silicone and a piping bag, a tool conventionally used to decorate pastries. Drawing with pastry decorating techniques as a source of motif, her works burrow from traditions of Pop Art by placing formal beauty and everyday objects on equal playing field. The exactitude and preponderance of repetitive motifs reflects the artist’s particular fascination with sensorial pleasures. The meticulous accumulation of these silicone “whirlpools of whipped cream” give Anke Eilergerhard’s sculptures a structured and controlled appearance. The superimposition of layers, and in some cases objects, gives a monumental, almost totemic character to the sculptures. With their textured surfaces, Anke Eilergerhard’s sculptures stimulate our senses; all at once, taste, smell and touch, rendering the task of resisting the desire to touch the sculptures almost impossible. Sense and sensuality are at the root of these complex constructions, they have a bewilderingly haptic quality. Despite their static nature, her series Crown almost appear to quiver; a subtle sexual quality seems to be emitted. The phallic prominences at the centre of these crowns evoke movement: an unfurling or embedding within the depths of the structure, depending on the work.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Anke Eilergerhard - Supercrown Supercrown
    • Anke Eilergerhard - Jacky O Jacky O
    • Anke Eilergerhard - Crown UB Crown UB
    • Anke Eilergerhard - Annamarina Annamarina
    • Anke Eilergerhard - Supercrown (Blackberry) Supercrown (Blackberry)
    • Anke Eilergerhard - Supercrown (Deep Blue) Supercrown (Deep Blue)
    • Anke Eilergerhard - WASYL WASYL

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  • Stikki Peaches  (+)

    Detailed Description : Stikki Peaches sees art as an escape, an outlet that allows him to move away from what hinders his growth as an artist and as a human. His tagline “What if Art Ruled the World?” fits this context. This question echoes the artist’s stance, suggesting that conflicts and disasters affecting our society would have no basis if the world were governed by art. Through his works, Stikki Peaches invites the onlooker to contemplate the effect and importance of art. His practice aims ultimately to democratize it: by taking his practice to the streets and incorporating pop culture references, Stikki Peaches distances himself from elitism and abstruseness often associated with the contemporary art world. Striking, colourful, and iconic, his pieces are well-suited to digital culture, which values bold visual content.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Stikki Peaches - Marlon Brando Marlon Brando
    •  Stikki Peaches - Young Kate Moss Young Kate Moss
    •  Stikki Peaches - Sophia Loren Sophia Loren
    •  Stikki Peaches - Love is Love Freddy Mercury Love is Love Freddy Mercury

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  • Rock Therrien  (+)

    Detailed Description : Rock Therrien finds inspiration in the world around him, past and present; his subjects are taken from contemporary culture and are often cartoons from his childhood. Adorned with a colored neon, his recent works have a contemporary twist with an edge of “Pop”. His backgrounds are composed of a series of layers, collage, pencil drawings, stencils, acrylic paint, modeling paste and spray paint. These multiple layers give his work texture but most importantly compose a story that always leaves the spectator smiling.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Rock Therrien - Madame Patate Madame Patate
    • Rock Therrien - Monsieur Patate Monsieur Patate
    • Rock Therrien - F*ck This Sh*t F*ck This Sh*t
    • Rock Therrien - Fuck Off Fuck Off

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Other Represented Artists

  • Ole Aakjaer  (+)

    Biography : Ole Aakjær is a Danish artist born in 1962 who has been drawing and painting since he was able to hold a brush in his hands. Originally, his dream was to create cartoons, looking up to artists such as Milo Manara, Enki Bilal and Jean Giraud (aka Moebius). In the mid-1980s, he successfully published an album at Carlsen, Denmark's main comic book publisher at the time. Since 1992, he runs his own illustration studio. Ole Aakjær has won numerous awards and competitions and has gained notoriety as a man of ideas, poster artist and painter. His last 24 exhibitions have all been a success, with every single piece sold.

    Detailed Description : The works of Ole Aakjær are primarily executed using watercolour and ink on paper, often in very large formats. He previously experimented with acrylic painting, but it’s with the vibrant colours of watercolour that his talent is best expressed. Ink and watercolour require great mastery because there is no room for error or corrections, the desired result must be achieved on the first application. But that is also where the poetry of watercolour rests, within its luminosity and its strength in colours and contrasts. Ole Aakjær affixes his hues and combines them with an apparent ease, and his works appear with a force and presence full of passion and power, leaving the spectators in admiration.

  • Roberta Coni  (+)

    Biography : Roberta Coni was born in Marino (Rome) in 1976. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1999. She pursued her studies abroad with two grants in Spain and the United States. Roberta Coni has received numerous awards abroad, notably in England, Turkey and China.

    Detailed Description : Primarily interested in the human figure, she mixes the classical technique of oil painting with heavy body paste made of bitumen, melted wax and glue. Since 2009, her artistic research has been geared toward large-scale paintings, in which the face often emerges from the shadows, proposing an interpretation of the contemplative soul in continuous introspection. Her work is characterized by it’s strong realism while combining rougher materials. Female figures with poignant expressions, faces in the foreground, where, with detailed attention, almost lenticular, the brush focuses on the skin and eyes, putting forward the secret pulse of the pictorial surface. The faces are often violated by time flowing relentlessly on the skin, deforming and shaping it over the years, to lay bare the soul. She has created a compendium of contemporary work as she integrates video art to the visual language of her paintings.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Roberta Coni - The Red Tent VI The Red Tent VI
    •  Roberta Coni - Blue Diletta Blue Diletta
    •  Roberta Coni - The Red Tent X The Red Tent X
    •  Roberta Coni - Alice Flowers Alice Flowers

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  • Fidia Falaschetti  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1977 in Loreto, Italy, FIDIA’s journey into art began in his early childhood, raised in a hugely inspiring and creative family. At the age of 16, FIDIA was hired to produce wall paintings and illustrations for multiple stores and established companies. He grew up inspired by different subcultures, and then refined his creative skills being influenced by street art and the hip-hop world. He studied “production design” at the Academy of Fine Arts, between Macarata and Florence in Italy, where he graduated in 2002 having already embarked on his professional career as a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer since 1995.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Fidia Falaschetti - Melting Donald Fuck Melting Donald Fuck
    • Fidia Falaschetti - Freaky Mouse Freaky Mouse
    • Fidia Falaschetti - 1492 Totem - Small Edition 1492 Totem - Small Edition

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  • Marco Grassi  (+)

    Biography : Born in Milan in 1966, Marco Grassi studied architecture at the Liceo Artistico B. Luini. His works are found in numerous private and public collections in Europe, the United States, and Canada. He lives and works in Mariano Comense, Italy.

    Detailed Description : The human form is at the center of Marco Grassi’s artistic practice. Renown for his seductive depictions of women, Marco Grassi’s models are at once delicate and determined. His portraits, suffused with vibrant colours, carry a complex sensibility. Devoting himself to portraiture, Marco Grassi succeeds in challenging the typical standards of this genre through abstract colourplay and directional composition. The artist forgoes preparatory sketches, choosing to apply his pigments directly on the canvas with a palette knife. In doing so, Marco Grassi allows the medium to define itself, honouring its texture and character. In his recent works, backgrounds tend to gradually integrate themselves with the subject, softly blending the frenetic edges created by the palette knife. Marco Grassi’s style is defined by his layered work, each strata of colour holding a unique energy and significance. The onlooker is invited to penetrate these layers to discover the emotional complexity of the artist’s subjects. His female nudes are provocative and inviting, distinguishing themselves from traditional figure studies.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Marco Grassi - The Di-Gold Experience 408 The Di-Gold Experience 408
    • Marco Grassi - The Di-Gold Experience 407 The Di-Gold Experience 407

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  • Martin C. Herbst  (+)

    Biography : Originally from Vienna in Austria, Martin C. Herbst has been exhibited extensively throughout the world, most recently in San Jose, Beirut, Toronto, New York, Barcelona and Montreal. His work has been featured in numerous trade shows, including Art Basel (Miami), Armory Show (New York), Scope (New York, Basel, Hamptons, London), Art Chicago, Los Angeles Art Show, Artbo (Bogota), Art Brussels (Brussels), ArteBa (Buenos Aires) and several others.

    Detailed Description : Martin C. Herbst is an Austrian painter whose work focuses on the re-evaluation of historical themes, classical portrait theories, and the human figure. His wish is to reinterpret the traditional paintings of the great portraitists in the history of art, such as Parmigianino, Velasquez, and Rembrandt, in a modern and thoughtful perspective. Martin C. Herbst realizes sensitive interpretations of different models, depending on his own state of mind at the time he paints. Having acquired the habit of producing several versions of the same portrait, we can perceive the evolution of the emotional state of the artist through the representation of the same figure. There is, of course, a certain notion of homage found in the works of Martin C. Herbst, since by taking up these known figures he proclaims highly the value of the manner and touch of the artists he cites.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Martin C. Herbst - Untitled Untitled
    • Martin C. Herbst - Garden of Delights V6 Garden of Delights V6
    • Martin C. Herbst - Hidden Treasures 29 Hidden Treasures 29

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  • Zhuang Hong Yi  (+)

    Biography : Zhuang Hong Yi was born in China in 1962. He studied at the SiChuan College of Fine Arts in ChongQing in China and perfected his technique at the Minerva Academy in Groningen in the Netherlands. The flower motif dominates Zhuang Hong Yi’s work – a significant image in Chinese culture which carries countless meanings and emotions yet with equally strong associations with the Netherlands, world famous for its flowers – and he works patiently and religiously on this subject year-after-year, intricately crafting his works with care and forethought. Zhuang Hong Yi’s well-known and highly collectable Flowerbeds are crafted from delicate pieces of painted rice paper, which he has bent and folded into hundreds of tiny buds, creating seductive and tactile works.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Zhuang Hong Yi - Mini Flowerbed 132 Mini Flowerbed 132
    • Zhuang Hong Yi - Flowerbed 02 Flowerbed 02
    • Zhuang Hong Yi - Landscape 21 Landscape 21
    • Zhuang Hong Yi - Mini Flowerbed 141 Mini Flowerbed 141

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  • Mark Khaisman  (+)

    Biography : Mark Khaisman holds a master's degree in art and architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. He worked for several decades in architecture, animation, and stained glass design. His light boxes and installations have been exhibited in various institutions in Europe and the United States, including Queen's Art Museum in New York, the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, the Woodmere Art Museum of Philadelphia, the Vitra Design Museum, the Weil am Rhein in Germany, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in Provo, Utah, and several others. His work can be found in several museum collections, including the Delaware Art Museum, as well as in numerous private and corporate collections, including the Brandywine Trust Collection, the British Airline Collection and the NBC Collection. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Mark Khaisman now lives and works in Philadelphia.

    Detailed Description : Making use of two unusual and daily basic ingredients, sticky tape and plexiglas, Mark Khaisman creates works where technique plays a large part. By superimposing layers of tape he creates a stratification, which produces pictorial illusions highlighted by color, shading and embossment. This result is achieved by way of transparencies and opaqueness, by working on translucent surface placed over a light source. The complete dependency on artificial light source can be seen as pure function, at the same time may bring notions of visible and invisible, existence and non-existence. Once the implausible nature of his work is accepted, one can begin to think about the kind of images chosen to be portrayed, which are categorized into different groups: fragmented stills from classic cinema, iconic objects from art history and from pop culture. The works are exploring the familiarity of our shared visual history; made of a well-known materials formed into a popular image. Mark Khaisman builds an image that is as fragile as its materials, asking the viewer to recognize and complete the work, stimulating both memory and interpretation in the process.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Mark Khaisman - "You See I Know All About You From Your File" "You See I Know All About You From Your File"
    • Mark Khaisman - "But There Are Some English Customs Which Are Going To Be Changed" "But There Are Some English Customs Which Are Going To Be Changed"
    • Mark Khaisman - "Tanya We Better Get Dressed Now" "Tanya We Better Get Dressed Now"

  • Javier Martin

  • Mateo  (+)

    Detailed Description : Mateo's practice is influenced by a decade-long globe-trot, leaving his mark by painting murals along his path. His desire to combine his street and studio work, as well as to embrace the diverse cultures and symbols he amassed during his travels emerged as his iconic painted traditional carpets. Redefining the tradition behind the object itself, Mateo's carpets are rearranged from their conventional disposition by being hung and represent ornamented faces of women, who are historically linked to the weaving of carpets. Adorned with ancient motifs as well as tribal and spiritual metaphors, the towering carpets are painted by the artist with striking feminine features. This series of artworks forces us to question our cultural identity and universal consciousness in a relentless system that pushes for uniformity and homogeneity in contemporary mass culture.

    Artist's Objects:

    •   Mateo - Amira Amira
    •   Mateo - Qatariun Qatariun
    •   Mateo - Pensa Quadrato Pensa Quadrato

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  • Yann Normand  (+)

    Biography : Born in Quebec in 1974, Yann Normand began his career in drawing and painting. His personal experiences lead to the artistic exploration and technical development of his work. Heavily influenced by industrial materials and the desire for sculptural exploration, Yann Normand began using steel, welding the medium to create intricate and complex pieces which were the perfect harmony between materiality and his visual dialogue. He has been sculpting for over 12 years with each new body of work exposing more energy and dynamism through the use of steel.

    Detailed Description : The intricate welding of hundreds of pieces of steel turns fragments into forms emerging straight from Normand's imagination and his skilled metalworking. It is through this process that energy and movement become palpable in his works. Each piece demands to be scrutinized by the viewers, in close proximity, to appreciate the meticulous and stunning work that Yann Normand creates. Yann Normand is humbly inspired by the balance between natural forces, silence, spiritual ideals and industrial elements. Normand strives to produce work that is honest, authentic and scalable, as each impressive sculpture represents a great deal of effort, and heart. Yann Normand's work exposes the love and passion he has for sculpting and each piece is a testament to the scrupulous care and devotion he puts into the entire creative process.

  • Martin Rondeau  (+)

    Biography : Martin Rondeau was born in 1970 in Joliette, Quebec, and currently lives and works in Montreal. From an early age, Martin Rondeau became fascinated with the world of photography. Recognized for his unique vision and creativity, he trained with a number of great photographers who provided him with the opportunity to travel the world and find his vocation.

    Detailed Description : It was in 2006 that Martin Rondeau, then a highly-praised fashion photographer, decided to take his relationship with photography a step further. Endeavouring to take a different approach to understand what an image is, and by extension, what is photography, Martin Rondeau set off to test the limits of the medium. Since then, he has turned his relentless aesthetic eye into a creative force. With extreme precision, Martin Rondeau began to lacerate, weave, and sculpt his photographs. By deconstructing his work, and playing with the visibility of the image, he aims to reveal the intrinsic beauty in the widespread iconography of women. By using a bold and contemporary technique, Martin Rondeau selects and re-appropriates the image by weaving photographic details from daily perception. In constant search of beauty, he uses his intuitive creativity to combine materials, colours, and volumes, incorporating strength and fragility, solidity and lightness, seduction and sensuality, as to infuse his composite images with a new meaning

    Artist's Objects:

    • Martin Rondeau - Geisha (Geesha) Girl 2-Lips Geisha (Geesha) Girl 2-Lips
    • Martin Rondeau - 53ème Confession 53ème Confession

  • Luis Selem  (+)

    Biography : Born in Mexico City in 1980, he lives most of his life in Sinaloa, a state that saw him born as a plastic artist more than 20 years ago, the same time he has dedicated to painting. He has a degree in Architecture from the Lasalle University Campus in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts specializing in fine arts at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico and received his Master's degree in Art from The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy."Painting is my language, my way of life and my passion, that's how it has been since we discovered each other. My work is based on experiences lived in childhood, connect with that scared and fearful child for his first move, fearful and scared not by the change, but by the concern that his most precious objects (toys) suffer some damage in the transfer. Hence my desire to wrap to preserve the most beloved, wrap with a paper that means nothing to a child, newspaper, and today means something such just a few moments while reading, after this, is just wrapping paper, its meaning changes, its context is different."

    Artist's Objects:

    • Luis Selem - Retrato No. 11 Retrato No. 11
    • Luis Selem - Retrato No. 16 Retrato No. 16

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  • Tava  (+)

    Detailed Description : Antoine Tavaglione (aka TAVA) is a Montreal-based painter, muralist and illustrator. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, he has made waves with his controversial mix of Pop Art, political banter and high fashion. TAVA takes an omnivorous approach to both low and high culture, interacting with its symbols and cult figures through his tongue-in-cheek style and signature ‘dripping’ visual effect. Navigating between the artistic and commercial worlds, he places himself in the posterity of artists who have recognized and incorporated mercantile principles into their artistic practices. TAVA first became known for his trademark illustration the "Screaming Heart". Charged with multiple meanings, his screaming heart not only refers to heartache, but also to the emotions that are suppressed, digested and repressed. Through the staging of this figures, TAVA aims to exteriorize these paralyzing emotions by juxtaposing them with the many humorous and political references that characterize his work.

    Artist's Objects:

    •   Tava - Don't Bug With Me Don't Bug With Me
    •   Tava - Not Again! Not Again!
    •   Tava - N/A N/A

  • Francisco Valverde  (+)

    Biography : Francisco Valverde (b. 1972) lives and works in Mexico City. Valverde was teaching traditional techniques and large-format painting at Morelense Center for the Arts (Centro Morelense de las Artes), when he was inspired by his students’ search for their individual expression, which lead to his own quest in his artistic practice. He then began working on large scale works using bottle dispensers filled with colorful synthetic materials instead of traditional paints and brushes. His goal was to re-create the essential element within drawing and painting: the line. The resulting lines were imperfect and denied the traditional representative characteristic of a line, or what Francisco describes as “righteousness.” These paintings form a rhythmic structure in which a certain order persists. Valverde’s pigmented resin works are comprised of powerful lines with direction, mysterious forms, and varying depths to create a story. Obsession and freedom are two words that Valverde uses to describe his current work: the obsession of daily routine, and the freedom of experimenting as a child drawing and scribbling on a piece of paper for the very first time. He recognizes that a certain commitment to tradition survives in the smooth finishes of his paintings.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Francisco Valverde - Fikril Fikril
    • Francisco Valverde - Vihara Vihara
    • Francisco Valverde - Yelem Yelem

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  • Saskia van Kampen

    Biography : The work of Saskia van Kampen can be found at the intersection of design and craft. Using a combination of diverse disciplines, including drawing, painting, engraving and typography, Saskia van Kampen stands out with her embroidery and sewing techniques that she ironically uses to denounce and trouble the representation of women in society. By transforming the materials that support the contemporary notions of a woman’s identity, the pieces of van Kampen critic the role played by the media in defining the public and private roles of women. The art of sewing and embroidery have been, since the Victorian era, largely associated with femininity and domesticity. This work is considered to be thorough, a symbol of docility, while it’s being done in silence, eyes down, like a revealing element of a woman’s capacity to fulfill her role as a wife. In her series Virgin |Whore, Saskia van Kampen uses embroidery on the famous center pages of Playboy magazine dating from the years of 1960s and 1970s, hoping to reverse the status of an object linked to these models. With the help of a needle and thread, she covers (or dresses) parts of the models that are photographed in a suggestive manner whether it is at the beach, in a car or a pool. Ironically, the objectification of these women and of the embroidery is, in these artworks, equally oppressive as repressible.

  • James Verbicky  (+)

    Biography : Polish Canadian artist James Verbicky was born in 1973 and lived the majority of his early life in British Columbia before immigrating to the United States in the early 2000s. He struggled with legal status for many years before finally being awarded the ‘Extraordinary Ability’ Green card due to his extensive involvement with a wide range of museums, galleries, publications, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic endeavors. In 2008, his work was selected for a 110 year-old juried exhibition at the Louvre with the Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

    Detailed Description : Shortly after his exhibition in Paris and finding inspiration among the magazine vendors that range along the Seine, Verbicky created the media paintings: complex and sculptural mixed media artworks that became his vessels for communicating about a society oversaturated by media. By utilizing rare historical content, including both obsolete and persisting brands and advertisements, as well as vintage graphics, Verbicky has constructed a large oeuvre of densely layered and unique compositions that ensnare the viewer by engaging the natural human proclivity to find order in chaos, to sort and assign meaning as a way to navigate the world. In this process, he reminds the viewer that they are constantly being influenced. In 2014, Verbicky returned to paint on canvas with the ERA and Bhavanga series, which allowed him transcend the barriers of paper collage with bands of hand-painted canvas, enamel script, classical imagery and crystallina. At his core, Verbicky is a visual language manipulator, unsatisfied with deconstruction alone, he is driven forward by the process of reconstruction and the creation of a new, abstract visual language. In 2018, he expanded his vision further by venturing into the world of three-dimensional monumental sculptural works, which build out into the environment and create a sensory experience beyond sight alone. Verbicky collaborates frequently with philanthropic organizations, using his artwork to contribute to nonprofits like the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Art of Elysium. He has been the focus of international exhibitions ranging from Berlin to Bangkok, Beirut to New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. His pieces have been auctioned by Sothebys & Christie’s, and are co

    Artist's Objects:

    • James Verbicky - "Citta Samtana Diptych 219", 2018 "Citta Samtana Diptych 219", 2018
    • James Verbicky - Citta Samtana Diptych 218 Citta Samtana Diptych 218

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  • Willy Verginer  (+)

    Biography : Willy Verginer was raised in the Val Gardena region in Italy, surrounded by the summits, forests and Dolomite Mountains that which became an important influence in his work. As an adolescent, he began his fine arts education in painting and studied at the Institute of Secondary Art Education in Ortisei in Italy. However, his gravitation toward woodwork and sculpture would lead him to seek training in the latter discipline. While in school, he coupled his education by frequenting the studios of many sculptors in the valley of Val Gardena, renowned for its woodworking traditions since the eighteenth century. Although he successfully assimilated the artisanal and ancestral traditions of polychrome sculpture, and integrated the traditional vocabulary of the profession, his ambitions proved to be more vast, universal and contemporary.

    Detailed Description : The technical processes adopted by Willy Verginer offer insights into his approach, which is at once figurative and conceptual. His sculptures are composed of a massing of several blocks of wood, which are dried naturally over six years to avoid morphing. He conceives, from these large masses, the forms of his sculptures with the help of a chainsaw and a hatchet before refining his work with chisels and small tools to work the eyelids or the earlobes of his figures. Despite their hyperrealist modeling, the resulting figures are devoid of facial expression; with their fixed gaze and apparent detachment, they are party to the mysteries of representation, and establishing, especially in recent works, a compelling rapport with the absurd.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Willy Verginer - Acqua Alta Figure 8 Acqua Alta Figure 8
    • Willy Verginer - Acqua Alta Figure 7 Acqua Alta Figure 7
    • Willy Verginer - Dentro Il Riflesso Dentro Il Riflesso

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  • Zekoff  (+)

    Biography : Born in Pleven, Bulgaria, in 1964, Ognian Zekoff graduated from the National College of Fine Arts Ilya Petrovand from the prestigious National Academy of Fine Arts, both in Sofia. His work can be found in important private and public collections around the world, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Sofia, the National Museum of China in Beijing and also the Cité des Arts Foundation in Paris, to name only those. Over the years, his work has gained international recognition, and has been featured in more than 20 solo exhibitions throughout Europe, North America and Asia. He also participated in numerous international art fairs, including Toronto (2007, 2008, 2010, 2014), Moscow and Dubai. Immigrated to Canada in 2007, Ognian Zekoff now divides his time between Montreal, Paris and Sofia.

    Detailed Description : Ognian Zekoff focuses his practice on photorealistic representations of the female body by creating oversized oil paintings. His artistic production is engraved in the solid heritage of the European school of painting. He employs a subtle mastery of the techniques of charcoal drawing and oil on canvas: classical and noble techniques that are used in conjunction with the contemporary exploratory movements of the new media. The artist finds inspiration in the people around him, sometimes creating soft sketches of female nudes, or painting the hands of a dear friend. With his art, Ognian Zekoff exacerbates our sensibilities.

    Artist's Objects:

    •   Zekoff - The Proof The Proof
    •   Zekoff - United Keepers United Keepers