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Animé: Group Show of Abstract and Digital Art

Jan. 31 - Feb. 16, 2019, Paris . More info. 5 rue des Immeubles Industriels, 75011 Paris

This third show of digital art at the Abstract Project gallery testifies of the persevering pugnacity ot its curators, or more exactly of the small team of artists who manage this gallerey and curate these dedicated shows.

For years, Réalités Nouvelles , a yearly large show at Parc Floral (near the Vincennes castle) included some digital artists. But this show is open to abstraction in the wide sense. In 2018, only some 20 artists were using the computer in their creative process. So, they felt quite lost in this community.

But the show had also created a permanent gallery in Paris (near Nation), named Abstract Project. Then a small team, led notably by David Apikian, decided to use it for shows specifically dedicated to digital art.

The first event took place in december 2017 (we did'nt cover it). The second one happened in november-december 2018, and we made a post.

A strong curating effort led to the present show, the second during this winter. Nearly the same artists, but they all complied with a unique format, on tablets hung the traditional way on the walls.

The pieces are not deeply innovative (no less that the star pieces you can see at the main galleries of the specialty, like Charlot, Denise René or Mordoch). But they span the width of effects you can get with pictures generated dynamically on screen with a variety of algorithms and graphic tools.

And even more important, they prove that this kind of art is still full of life and possibly of future innovations.

The artists in show this time are :

David Apikian. Fuzzy/sharp blue movements. With music. (also in 2017 and 2018)
Jean Ballon. Concentric circles, more or less irregular
Milija Belic. Matrix of matrices, with color variations (also in 2017)
Jean-Pierre Bertozzi. Slow
Carol-Ann Braun. Gobo. Shapes, controlled by a webcam when available. (also in 2017 and 2018)
Michel Debully, Anima Vera.Colored linear forms (also in 2017 and 2018)
Aleksander Drakulic. Interferences (also in 2018)
Eric Levesque. Hypmod. Nearly organic.
Alain Longuet. Supple and colored ondulations. Using the Armatic tool by Wenger (also in 2017 and 2018)
Christophe Loyer Black and white play of geometric forms (mainly two triangles)
Jose-Manuel Massano. Nets of circular molecules. (also in 2018)
Adine Sagalyn. Black and white. A metallic grid is moved, cut into pieces, tessellated.
Jun Sato. Circulating colors (also in 2017 and 2018)
Go Segawa. Cubic segmented volume. (also in 2018)
Stéphane Trois Carrés.
Black and white kind of feathers. (also in 2018)
Roger Vilder . Simple rectangular forms with basic colors. (also in 2017)

Were present at the precedent sessions, but not this one :

Albert Ayme. Paradigme 1970-1980. Recoded by Alain Longuet
Joannick Becourt 2017 and 2018
Ben Bricelj. Untitled (2018).
Laure Calé. Tom's frames of mind #1 (2018)
Michel-Jean Dupierris. Ref. 618 (2018)
Astric Espenhain. RPCALNYSMSPHB (2018)
Sylvie Jorajuria. 48 nights (2018)
Françoise Kulesza. Interferences (2018)
Fernando Leon-Guiu . Quad_085_015 (2018)
Pascal Maillard 2018
Taku (Taku Hayasaka) . Mandara (2018)


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