Alexandre Lenoir

sous le niveau de la mer


Paris, Matignon

For the safety of our visitors and staff, masks must be worn by all visitors upon entrance and hand sanitiser will be provided at the door and throughout the gallery.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , à la surface, 2021
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    177 x 245 cm
    69 3/4 x 96 1/2 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Les Oiseaux (mangrove), 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    230 x 336 cm
    90 1/2 x 132 1/4 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Plage, 2021
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    147 x 197 cm
    57 7/8 x 77 1/2 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Baigneuse, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    148 x 169 cm
    58 1/4 x 66 1/2 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Baigneur, 2021
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    253 x 189 cm
    99 5/8 x 74 3/8 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , sous le niveau de la mer, 2021
    Acrylic and oil on canvas
    84 x 84 cm
    33 1/8 x 33 1/8 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Hors-sol, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    108 x 108 cm
    42 1/2 x 42 1/2 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti

Press release

Almine Rech Paris ⎜Matignon is pleased to present Alexandre Lenoir’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from April 14 to May 29, 2021. 
 

You show me your paintings

Outside, I sit down, and you come over and show me the paintings. It would be easy to say that the third scene is the event of the image, the one where it appears. It’s the scene of exhibition (showing your painting to me, showing this text, showing the work at the gallery). After the geological stage, the image arrives. After the quakes and the quivering, the image comes out like a snapshot, like something that breaks with the past. That’s Gaston Bachelard, who, unlike Bergson, imagines the instant as solitude, as discontinuity, a break, an essential and non-artificial cut. The time when the image appears (the instant) is radically new and must be marked by an attack (I imagine this as a coup d’état). It would also be the time for synthesis, between you and the world. We aren’t going to resolve this here, this idea of creation (which is actually very violent), this idea of work for the production of a figure that has become recognizable even if we never identify it, as in Plage (2021).

- Chris Cyrille-Isaac


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