“Galerie Daniel Templon”

Galerie Templon celebrates its 50th birthday

Galerie Daniel Templon is celebrating its 50th year in 2016. An opportunity to go over half a century of contemporary art in France and worldwide. Since its creation in 1966 in an antique-dealer’s cellar in Saint Germain-des-Prés, this gallery has earned a name for itself as a bridge between France and different artistic scenes worldwide. Over its 50 years, the gallery has organised over 500 exhibitions with nearly 300 artists, crossing half a century of contemporary art. The gallery became known thanks to its collaboration with avant-garde French artists such as Michel Journiac, Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski and Ben. It was also responsible for presenting to the French public, for the first time, international artists like Joseph Kosuth, Art Language, Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin as well as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. For its 50th birthday, the gallery is offering a programme in line with its philosophy, consisting in developing a dialogue between historic and established artists. The gallery is preparing its contribution to Art Basel as well as its first participation in the Biennale des Antiquaires, where it will be presenting an exhibition on the year 1966 in art. In addition, on 28 May, the book Daniel Templon, une histoire d’art contemporain, published by Flammarion, is being released, and in September 2016, the gallery will be publishing a birthday catalogue retracing all of its exhibitions since...

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Atul Dodiya at Galerie Daniel Templon

Launched on 11 September and running until 24 October 2015, Galerie Daniel Templon in Brussels, Belgium will be featuring artist Atul Dodiya’s exhibition entitled Mahatma and the Masters. Atul Dodiya is a pioneer of contemporary Indian art, who has created a series of pieces that combine oil painting and photographs. Gandhi is the focus of this new project, bringing into question the issue of modernism and universalism. Bringing together two grand moments in history— India’s fight for independence from Britain and great innovations in Europe’s art world. The two moments are juxtaposed with Gandhi’s struggles with contemporary pieces by Mondrian, Malevitch, and Picasso, a battle between East and West. His pieces come in a variety of styles, from photo-realism, to works on metal shutters, which gained him international success. Atul Dodiya, born in 1959, currently lives and works in Mumbai. A student from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, he contrasts pop culture with references from cinema and literature. His works are part of permanent collections in museums, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He has also been featured in Indian art exhibitions in Europe, the United States, and throughout...

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Oda Jaune at Galerie Daniel Templon

From 6 June until 26 July 2015, Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris is hosting an exhibition of works by Oda Jaune, entitled “Masks”. The exhibition brings together new works by the artist which present ambiguous scenes featuring characters facing metamorphosis and games of transformation and concealment. From a clown to a nun, a wrestler to a mother, reminiscent of advertising and cinematic images, the artist questions social masks and the construction of personality. Art critic Catherine Millet writes about the artist: “Thus is Oda Jaune, quietly contemplating individuals, welcoming with the same consideration pretty magazine girls and deformed beings, observing immodest bodies as modest feelings, reserving the same scrupulous examination for all, the same assiduous curiosity specifically shown by children before prejudice can take possession of their minds”. Born in 1979 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oda Jaune studied art at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, Germany. Her works have been displayed at solo exhibition at institutions such as the Fondazione Mudima in Milan, Italy, in 2007; the Kuesthalle Koblenz, in Koblenz, Germany, in 2004; and the Musée Félicien Rops, Namur, Belgium, in 2011. Her works are held in collections such as the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, in France, and the Collection BOROS, in Berlin,...

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Jules Olitski and Ulrich Lamsfuss at Galerie Daniel Templon

From 18 April until 30 May 2015, Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris is to host two exhibitions. The first, entitled “Paintings from the 70s” brings together works by the American painter Jules Olitski, while the second,“Nitidezza”, presents works by German artist Ulrich Lamsfuss. The exhibition will bring together abstract acrylics by Jules Olitski, the majority of which forming large almost monochrome surfaces, and hyperrealistic oils by Ulrich Lamsfuss, based on photographs. One of the highlights will be a 2010 painting which reproduces a 2003 photograph of Michel Houellebecq. Jules Olitski (1922-2007) was born in Snovsk, Ukraine, before his family emigrated to the United States the following year. He studied at the National Academy of Design and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. His work became well known in the 1960s and was exhibited at the Metropolitan in New York in 1969. His work is mainly characterised by his almost monochrome abstract paintings, in which he worked with thick and thin paint. Ulrich Lamsfuss was born in 1971 in Bonn, Germany. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf and won the Contemporary European Painting Award in 2005, which he shared with Frédérique Loutz. By 2010, he returned to figurative painting and developed his hyperrealistic style with attention to the meticulous fidelity of reproduction. He currently lives and works in...

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Jules Olitski at Paris’ Galerie Daniel Templon

Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris, France, is to host a spectacular ensemble of 1970s canvases realised by American painter Jules Olitski (1922-2007), considered a key figure of the “colourfield painting” movement, from 18 April until 30 May 2015 The 1970s were a period of great creativity for the American artist. Olitski returned to a broad and heavy texture that characterised his work during the 1950s, which combined technical innovations: the colour is spread by cloth, scraper, and roller applied, structuring the surface. His works are distinguished by textural effects made by marks left by tools or by the paint itself, which produce matte, shiny, elastic or adhesive effects through technical innovations based on acrylic gels and polymers. The artist plays on the monochrome surface with light and shadow. Born in 1922 in Soviet Russia, Jules Olitski emigrated to the United States at a very young age and studied at New York University. He represented the United States at the 1966 Venice Biennale and was the first to be the subject of a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New...

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