Perrotin was pleased to present Nick Doyle’s second exhibition with the gallery and his first ever in Paris. For this occasion, the artist presents familiar imagery, front-facing yet with a caustic slant, addressing heightened clichés of masculinity and a dark vision of forgotten American territories. He deliberately and objectively flips history and genre painting—and the generation of stereotyped images and other modernities—upside down. Here the “low” subject defeats the “high” work in a game of transfigured savoir-faire and meticulous, luxurious techniques, which involve handwork, an artisanal virtuosity applied to registers of forms and notconforming structures. In a tone borrowed from sharp satire, Nick Doyle nips at the perverse edges of our contemporary era and its serious entropy.
Perrotin was pleased to present Cristina BanBan’s second exhibition with the gallery and her first in Paris. For this occasion, the artist favors a gestural and expressive language to represent the human figure. BanBan’s paintings present visual murmurs and echoes of her own geographical journey. Elements associated with European modernist figuration merge with a gestural abstraction more often associated with the postwar American avant garde. This exhibition showcases BanBan’s fertile painting practice—a place where rapid experiments in expression define forms that emerge and withdraw from the canvases amidst a rapid aura of brushstrokes.
Perrotin was pleased to present an exhibition of historic works by the late pioneer of Kinetic art, Jesús Rafael Soto. Opened on March 5 in New York, Perrotin has presented a survey of works from 1956– 1974, when Soto was at the heart of the art scene both in Europe and the Americas, and leading up to his groundbreaking Penetrables series.
We pleased to present a solo exhibition by Jean-Michel Othoniel, marking his second gallery presentation in Hong Kong. Oscillating between fragility and strength, the infinite and the tangible, rationality and sensuality, Othoniel’s artworks embrace and transcend opposites in order to expand our conception of reality, reconciling contradictions and opening up realms of wonders.