Drawing now Art fair 2022
marion charlet, léa Belooussovitch, Justin Weiler

MAY 19th - MAY 22nd, 2022

Online exhibition of the artworks presented at Drawing Now Art Fair 2022

Online
May 19, 2022 – May 22, 2022
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Marion Charlet

Léa Belooussovitch

Justin Weiler

Dans ton cou, 2022, Watercolor on paper, 60 x 50 cm
Beni, République démocratique du Congo, 25 juin 2020, 2022, Processions Series, Colored pencil on felt, 60 x 50cm
Dédale - Screen, 2022, Ink on glass, 60 x 40 cm

MARION CHARLET

Barcelona Pallas, 2022, Watercolor on paper, 60 x 50 cm

 

Marion Charlet’s art is driven by an imaginary that crosses reality in powerful compositions, whose primary function is to assert an aesthetic where colour is both the pretext and the text. Working from photographs that she takes herself and then modifies on her computer, the artist firstly created a world of original landscapes and interiors, most often architectural, surroundedby profuse vegetation, and devoid of all human presence.

Baila II, 2021, Watercolor on paper, 75 x 56 cm

Colour is the driving factor in how Charlet constructs each of her paintings and watercolours, bringing the motif to the fullness of its form. The skillful combination of intensity, transparency and opacity give the painted image its depth, its rhythm, its breath, the artist playing sometimes with empty space, sometimes with full… here an intrusion, while there a screen.

Philippe Piguet

Exil, 2022, Watercolor on paper, 60 x 50 cm

Marion Charlet was born in Paris in 1982. After graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts, the Villa Arson (Nice), the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London) and the Institut Supérieur des Art Appliqués (Paris), she currently lives and works in Paris. She was the winner of the Prix Art [ ] Collector in 2018 and the Prix de la Fondation Colas in 2016.

LÉA BELOOUSSOVITCH

Kocho, Irak, 6 février 2021, Processions Series, 2022, Colored pencil on felt, 60 x 50 cm

 

Touching an aesthetic of the disappearance, Léa Belooussovitch’s works question our attitude towards violence, graphic violence in particular related to our society highlighting the vulnerability of a peculiar moment and witnessing the artist’s humanity. The drawing resumes the clear, brightly-colored image sourced from the press, capturing on the field people in distress without any detour. The manual transcription allows the visual information coming from the photographic medium to become more tolerable.

Ahmedabad, Inde, 21 avril 2021, Wrapped Bodies Series, 2022, Colored pencil on felt, 160 x 120 cm

 

The image appears as evanescent as a ghost, like the imprint of his source in our memories. Nevertheless its power is still there, in this intimate transcription of a tale of such brutality that makes the eye look away. Despite being physically close to the work, the viewer is yet kept far from the harsh reality: it is precisely this gap between the signified and and the signifier, that has been emphasized here.

Comitancillo, Guatemala, 16 mars 2021, Processions Series, 2022, Colored pencil on felt, 60 x 50 cm

Born in Paris in 1989, she currently lives and works in Brussels. After receiving a master’s degree in drawing from the ENSAV La Cambre in 2014, she was nominated for the 2016 edition of the Prix Révélations Emerige, she is also the winner of the 2018 edition of the Young Talents prize of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. In 2020, she was rewarded by the Prix des partenariats Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Saint Etienne Métropole in France.

JUSTIN WEILER

Dédale - Screen, 2022, Ink on glass, 60 x 40 cm

 

Justin Weiler’s work finds its place within the tension of the borderline between interior and exterior space, between contemplation and domestication, between utopia and dystopia. The surfaces weave a motif that becomes a pattern. Awnings, greenhouses, screens, iron store shutters, plants and bouquets of flowers obey a stratified frontality, like metaphors rendered in the layers of ink swept repetitively across the surface of the piece.

Dédale - Screen, 2021, Ink on glass, 120 x 70 cm

 

When the gesture becomes persistent and obstinate, or passes meticulously or nervously over the preceding layer, he enhances it while simultaneously removing a thin deposit. More melancholic than moralizing, more poetic than political, Weiler’s monochromatic work suspends the passing of time. Beyond the grid is the assertion of a depth that opens space and renders visible that which was hidden.

Marion Zilio

Dédale - Screen, 2022, Ink on glass, 120 x 50 cm

Justin Weiler was born in Paris in 1990. He studied at ESBA (Nantes) and ENSBA (Paris). He currently lives between Nantes and Paris. In 2016, he was the laureate of the Visual Arts Prize of the City of Nantes and of the Biennale of Contemporary Arts of CRAC Champigny-sur-Marne. In 2018, he graduated with honors from the Paris Academy of Fine Arts for the Pierre David-Weill Prize. He did a residency at the Casa Velázquez in Madrid in 2020 (winner 2019, painting section).