About the Artist
Marion Descamps’ acrylic on canvas paintings possess a startling combination of illusion and opacity that is uncharacteristic of the acrylic medium yet which points to unusual and exciting possibilities inherent within it. Her smooth and swift multiple overlays provide a shimmering, multifarious finish, imbuing the canvas with a powerful emotionality and luminous depth. Tasteful female figuration and streams of fluid color emerge in formations in the likeness of goddess, warrior, lover, seductress and child. “I understand Gauguin who chooses his colors as musical notes,” remarks the artist whose brush tip flows with the effluvium of our collective sufferings, strivings, memories and lucid dreams. Functioning as a sort of archetypal portraiture, Descamps’ recent series of mid-size works features subjects whose ‘skins’ suggest a universal landscape of desire, longing, the will to possession and the troubling Self/Other dichotomy of our contemporary aesthetic milieu.
Marion Descamps currently lives and works in Paris. She studied Art at the Ecole Florent.
Exhibition Dates: June 30, 2011 – July 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-
About the Exhibition:
The French Perspective is an exhilarating survey of contemporary art from France. There are a remarkable variety of styles represented in this exhibition, truly profound works that delve into humanity’s deepest creative roots. Some of these talented artists are tremendous painters and sculptors while others explore experimental techniques and new media. Art lovers will undoubtedly be enamored by this selection of works from our neighbors across the Atlantic.
The French Perspective:
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.