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    8 – 12 September

    Grand Palais Ephémère

    Booth H12

     

    Last October, Galerie Marguo opened its doors in the Marais district of Paris with the desire to bring different corners of the world together through a dedicated program highlighting emerging artists. In addition to introducing the works of international artists to the local art scene in France, Marguo is committed to supporting and amplifying their practices through a publishing program of artist monographs.

     

    Nearly a year after its launch, the gallery is pleased to be participating in Art Paris for the first time. On this occasion, Marguo presents a selection of international artists from the gallery’s first year of programming, who reflect a shared interest in interrogating the roles that memory, place, affect and individual perception play in our contemporary, globalized lives.

     

    Galerie Marguo's booth at Art Paris will spotlight two emerging talents, Amanda Baldwin and ZHANG Yunyao, while featuring a selection of artists on gallery roster including FENG LiHAN Bing, Thomas Block Humery, Soimadou Ibrahim and Steingrímur Gauti.

  • Participating Artists

  • Booth Installation Views

  • ZHANG YUNYAO

    ZHANG Yunyao, Granule II, 2021 (detail)
  • Through the use of non-traditional and unstable media such as graphite on felt, Zhang Yunyao (b.1985, China) explores the temporal...
    Through the use of non-traditional and unstable media such as graphite on felt, Zhang Yunyao (b.1985, China) explores the temporal nature of painting, as well as the instability and intersections of historical and personal memory. Taking as his subjects the biblical, classical, and mythological scenes immortalized by the master sculptors and painters of antiquity, Zhang renders his tableaux with hallucinatory precision.
     
    The artist’s meticulous process of drafting and rubbing result in hazy surfaces with an abundance of depth and tone. His choice to often superimpose images, creating the illusion of a photographic double exposure, contributes to the rich materiality of his paintings that seem to make tangible the sensation of time itself. 
     
    Granule II, 2021
    Pastel, acrylic and graphite pencil on felt
    215 x 200 cm
    • ZHANG Yunyao Study in the head, 2021 Graphite pencil on paper 80 x 120 cm
      ZHANG Yunyao
      Study in the head, 2021
      Graphite pencil on paper
      80 x 120 cm
    • ZHANG Yunyao Study in the head, 2021 Pigment, graphite pencil on paper 80 x 120 cm
      ZHANG Yunyao
      Study in the head, 2021
      Pigment, graphite pencil on paper
      80 x 120 cm
  • AMANDA BALDWIN

    Amanda Baldwin, Heightened Emerald Hillside, 2021
  • Working in the tradition of landscape and still life painting, Amanda Baldwin (b.1984, United States) adopts a more calculated, yet...
     Working in the tradition of landscape and still life painting, Amanda Baldwin (b.1984, United States) adopts a more calculated, yet whimsical approach to composition, challenging the ways in which we often take such subjects of representation for granted. 
     
    Employing a fauvist palette of electric blues, purples, greens and yellows, Baldwin morphs topiary, mountains, melons, and cut flowers into volumetric and geometric facsimiles of themselves, animating them with a confounding application of various textures and patterns. At once familiar and strange – artificial, flat, yet seductive and full of depth – Baldwin’s paintings beckon us to perceive the world a little differently. 

     

    Heightened Emerald Hillside, 2021

    Oil and acrylic on canvas

    190 x 152 cm / 75 x 60 in

  • SOIMADOU IBRAHIM

    Soimadou Ibrahim, Tsardom of Russia, 2021 (detail)
  • Soimadou Ibrahim’s (b.1989, France) portraits mine the potency of familial and community ties to explore the disjunctions of distance and...
    Soimadou Ibrahim’s (b.1989, France) portraits mine the potency of familial and community ties to explore the disjunctions of distance and displacement and the effects these can have on one’s sense of identity. 
     
    Centering the artist’s family and close friends, Ibrahim’s portraits – rendered in broad, expressive strokes and vibrant colors – are drawn from memory and an archive of family photos. Through the application of heavy layers of paint, Ibrahim strives to materially manifest the spirit of his kin, while also reckoning with the distance between himself and daily life in Itsinkoudi, a remote village in the Comoros Islands off the east coast of Africa, where the artist lived until the age of 10 and much of his family still resides. 
     

    Tsardom of Russia, 2021

    Acrylic on Canvas

    180 x 120 cm / 72 x 48 in

    • Soimadou Ibrahim From the very first time, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm 48 x 36 in
      Soimadou Ibrahim
      From the very first time, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      120 x 90 cm
      48 x 36 in
    • Soimadou Ibrahim Red Devil, 2021 Acrylic on Canvas 120 x 90 cm 48 x 36 in
      Soimadou Ibrahim
      Red Devil, 2021
      Acrylic on Canvas
      120 x 90 cm
      48 x 36 in
  • HAN BING

    HAN Bing, Steed, 2020 (detail)
  • Han Bing’s (b. 1986, China) multi-media paintings and collages are rooted in the urban environments in which she lives and...
    Han Bing’s (b. 1986, China) multi-media paintings and collages are rooted in the urban environments in which she lives and works. Drawing from her own photographs of peeling billboards, train stations, and construction scaffolding, Bing seeks to harness the ephemerality of place and one’s sense of belonging within it.
     
    Echoing the eternal cycle of building and destruction inherent to the urban landscape, Bing’s cityscapes toe the line between abstraction and figuration, undergoing a complex process of constant revision until a palpable sense of real space, imbued with markers of time and the artist’s experiences, is achieved. 
     
    Steed, 2020
    Oil on linen
    177.8 x 143 cm
    • HAN Bing NYT #2, 2020 Acrylic on newspaper 22.2 x 29 cm 27.7 x 34.5 x 3.5 cm (framed)
      HAN Bing
      NYT #2, 2020
      Acrylic on newspaper
      22.2 x 29 cm
      27.7 x 34.5 x 3.5 cm (framed)
    • HAN Bing NYT #3, 2020 Acrylic on newspaper 20.2 x 17.3 cm 25.7 x 22.8 x 3.5 cm (framed)
      HAN Bing
      NYT #3, 2020
      Acrylic on newspaper
      20.2 x 17.3 cm
      25.7 x 22.8 x 3.5 cm (framed)
  • FENG LI

    FENG Li, Maiden, 2018 (detail)
  • FENG Li's (b. 1971, China) photos are all fortuitous encounters with the unlikely cast of reality that’s taken center stage in his native city of Chengdu. He has an eye beyond the norm and a vision that detects the very spectacle of the mundane everyday. To Feng, girls in mini skirts, old ladies in fake fur, misbehaving kids, wandering homeless and all these characters on the street are in their own way playing different roles in this great fiction of ordinary life. 
    • FENG Li Maiden, 2018 Pigment inkjet on Hahnemühle premium 120 x 80 cm Edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs
      FENG Li
      Maiden, 2018
      Pigment inkjet on Hahnemühle premium
      120 x 80 cm
      Edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs
    • FENG Li Bubbles, 2018 Pigment inkjet on Hahnemühle premium 120 x 80 cm Edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs
      FENG Li
      Bubbles, 2018
      Pigment inkjet on Hahnemühle premium
      120 x 80 cm
      Edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs
  • STEINGRÍMUR GAUTI

    Steingrímur Gauti, Untitled, 2021 (detail)
  • Steingrímur Gauti’s (b.1986, Iceland) gestural acrylic and mixed-media abstractions are inspired in turn by twentieth century art history and more ancient philosophies of Zen Buddhism. Gauti’s process reflects an ongoing meditation in motion in which he works continuously with whatever pigments are available at hand, striving toward the uninhibited painterly expression of his internal state, that is lyrical yet devoid of formal preconceptions. Gauti’s canvases, while inevitably imbued with the layers of time, are contemplative exercises in surrendering to its inevitable passage. 
    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas 100 x 80 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas
      100 x 80 cm
    • Steingrímur Gauti Untitled, 2021 Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas 100 x 80 cm
      Steingrímur Gauti
      Untitled, 2021
      Acrylics, chalk, oil pastel, graphite, varnish on canvas
      100 x 80 cm
  • THOMAS BLOCK HUMERY

    Thomas Block Humery, Curtains, 2019 (detail)
  • For more than a decade, Thomas Block Humery (b.1971, France) has been embarking on long, meandering missions across the United...
    For more than a decade, Thomas Block Humery (b.1971, France) has been embarking on long, meandering missions across the United States with his 4x5 camera in tow, in search of nothing and everything.
     
    Guided by the whims of his eye or intuition, Humery strives to capture the latent transcendence of specific moments that are, alternatively, deceptively banal or traditionally sublime. Humery’s images, which float between the seemingly candid and self-consciously staged, are undergirded by a subliminal lexicon of compositional structures that upon extended viewing, begin to echo within the viewer’s mind, forever hinting at something that lies just beyond perception. 

     

    Curtains, 2019

    Lambda print on Kodak photographic paper

    100 x 80 cm

    Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs

    • Thomas Block Humery Olympus, 2019 Lambda print on Kodak photographic paper 100 x 80 cm Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
      Thomas Block Humery
      Olympus, 2019
      Lambda print on Kodak photographic paper
      100 x 80 cm
      Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
    • Thomas Block Humery Trail, 2017 Lambda print on Kodak photographic paper 100 x 80 cm Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
      Thomas Block Humery
      Trail, 2017
      Lambda print on Kodak photographic paper
      100 x 80 cm
      Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
    • Thomas Block Humery Ornamental, 2017 Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl paper 125 x 100 cm Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
      Thomas Block Humery
      Ornamental, 2017
      Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl paper
      125 x 100 cm
      Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
    • Thomas Block Humery Donut Bag, 2017 Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl paper 125 x 100 cm Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
      Thomas Block Humery
      Donut Bag, 2017
      Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl paper
      125 x 100 cm
      Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
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