Jeremy Demester

June 7, 2016By Pablo Gonzalez-TrejoArtists, Blogt

Jeremy Demester

Jeremy Demester: D’origine gitane, que le jeune artiste (né en 1988) revendique à travers son art et ses voyages, il travaille sur le rapport de l’homme avec le monde, la nature et les mythes fondateurs. En collaboration avec ses amis philosophes, scientifiques, artisans, qu’il appelle La Demestria, il est à la recherche d’une expression du sacré, questionnant une présence spirituelle de la nature. En 2015, il avait participé à une résidence d’artiste au Bénin, où, avec l’aide des enfants du quartier, il avait développé une série de toiles exposées actuellement à la galerie Max Hetzler. Les invitant à « peindre avec le mouvement de nos corps », les enfants étaient appelés, au rythme des musiques locales, à danser autour des toiles, y jeter de la peinture, les porter, les soulever, afin d’y projeter une énergie insouciante. Refusant l’emploi de la logique et de la raison, Jérémy Demester laissait ensuite les toiles exposées à la tourmente des éléments naturels, énergisant les pigments. Il retendait ensuite les toiles une fois incarnés de cette puissance. – Maximilien Renard

See more works by Jeremy Demester here.

Connected

September 24, 2009By Pablo Gonzalez-TrejoBlogt, photos, Recent Exhibitions 1 Comment
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Connected, 79 x 220 inches, 200 x 560 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Connected, 79 x 220 inches, 200 x 560 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas

Join me for a defacing performance November 4th at 7:30 pm at Le 104CENTQUATRE as part of my ongoing Defacing Art Project.

Exhibition runs from November 4th to the 8th, 2009. Vernissage opening starts at 6:00 pm

Le 104CENTQUATRE
104 rue d’Aubervilliers / 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris
M : Stalingrad (ligne 2) , Crimée ou Riquet (ligne 7)
Vélib’: bornes rue d’Aubervilliers, rue Curial, rue Riquet

Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Marilyn Monroe, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Marilyn Monroe, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, JFK, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, JFK, 77 x 51 inches, 195 x 130 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Bay of Pigs, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Bay of Pigs, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2009, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas

Not Welcome

June 27, 2009By Pablo Gonzalez-TrejoArtists, Blogt, Recent Exhibitions 2 Comments
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Che and Fidel, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2008, Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas, after
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Che and Fidel, 79 x 118 inches, 200 x 300 cm, 2008, Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas, after

Please join us for an art exhibition performance on July 10th as part of the Defacing Art Project by Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo. Visitors will be invited to deface the artworks so to become iconoclasts making a new departure for the artworks.

Place: Freedom Tower – MDC Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th, 2009 at 6:30pm
Exhibition Runs until: Tuesday, August 30th, 2009
Address: 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Phone: 1 305 237 7186
Email: galleries@mdc.edu

Also read articles about the Defacing Art Project here:
(Fr) Defacing ou les strates de la mémoire
(Sp) Desdibujando identidades en el espacio y tiempo: proyecto Defacing
(En) The strength lies in surrendering: Defacing

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Un nouveau concept en art

April 9, 2009By Pablo Gonzalez-TrejoArt Texts, Blogt No Comments
Tate Triennial 2009
Tate Triennial 2009, Photo by suziesparkle

Posted on Le Monde on 04/09/09
by Emmanuelle Lequeux

Le Français Nicolas Bourriaud aime les concepts et ce n’est pas ce qu’il fait de plus mal. Cet ancien directeur du Palais de Tokyo, le principal centre d’art en France, a profité de son exil londonien pour développer son nouveau credo dans le cadre d’une exposition à la Tate Britain.

Dans les années 1990, il a forgé l’idée d'”esthétique relationnelle” : voir les oeuvres pour les liens sociaux qu’elles tissent et produisent entre elles et non comme des objets d’art autonomes. Dans les années 2000, il a défini les plasticiens comme des “sémionautes” : navigateurs sur un océan de signes.

Sa nouvelle recherche est joliment intitulée “Altermodernisme”. Pour Bourriaud, les vingt-cinq dernières années du XXe siècle “furent un long épisode mélancolique. Les oeuvres d’art se sont définies comme un après : après le mythe du progrès, l’utopie révolutionnaire, la défaite du colonialisme, les luttes d’émancipations politiques, sociales et sexuelles”. Il faut revenir au présent. Le terme altermodernisme suggère “une multitude d’alternatives à une voie unique. L’alterglobalisation définit la pluralité des oppositions locales à la standardisation économique, et donc la lutte pour la diversité”.

Reste à illustrer ce propos avec des oeuvres d’artistes, tous “nomades culturels”. Un énorme champignon atomique érigé dans de la vaisselle en Inox par l’Indien Subodh Gupta dit le chambardement nécessaire à l’émergence de cette pensée nouvelle. La suite est plus confuse, et la pensée de Bourriaud s’avère difficile à suivre. Même si on y ressent que le déplacement, dans le temps et l’espace, vaut leitmotiv.

Citons les frappantes peintures inspirées à Franz Ackerman par ses voyages mondialisés, ou le sublime environnement de cristal liquide de Gustav Metzger, octogénaire qui fait chanter les murs en moirures et moisissures. Ou enfin Katie Paterson qui nous met en relation téléphonique avec un glacier en pleine fonte…

“Altermodern” : Tate Triennal 2009, Tate Britain, Millbank, Londres. Jusqu’au 26 avril.

Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi

April 5, 2009By Pablo Gonzalez-TrejoArtists, Blogt No Comments

Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi deface Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain and Tracy Emin’s piece My Bed

When these performance artists walked into the Tate Modern gallery and relieved themselves on Marcel Duchamp’s urinal exhibit, and argued they were paying homage to the French master, I said Genius.

“Duchamp’s “ready-made” sculpture ridiculed traditional concepts of art and caused a sensation when it first was exhibited in 1917. But rather than drawing accolades and applause, the pair of performance artists were widely dismissed as pranksters.

“In art there are expressionists, cubists and opportunists — that’s the new movement and that’s what they are,” said David Lee, editor of the art magazine The Jackaw.

The Guardian newspaper branded the pair “guerrilla artists,” while the gallery issued a terse statement acknowledging “an incident” but refused further comment. All of which has thrilled Yuan Cai, 43, and Jian Jun Xi, 37, who argued their goal was to fuel artistic debate and “celebrate the spirit of modern art.”

“Duchamp changed art. He gave people a different way of looking at it by putting art in a social context. What we’re doing is also revolutionary,” said Xi, who, like Cai, grew up in China during Mao’s cultural revolution.”

“Jian Jun Xi, performance artist, 46

In November 1999, Two Naked Artists Jump Into Tracey’s Bed made the two Chinese artists – who, in fact, kept their trousers on when they foiled security guards and invaded Tracey Emin’s work in Tate Britain – famous and led many to associate the Chinese with performance art for the first time.

‘I actually established a performing art group called Concept 21 back in 1986,’ says one of the pair, Jian Jun Xi, at his studio in Beijing, which he now calls home. ‘Performance art, until recently an alien concept here, is a good medium to provoke, a good way to express our desire for freedom.’

Concept 21’s first show saw four art students, bandaged in white gauze, pour ink over each other at Beijing University. It was so provocative that it led other students to protest against corruption later that day. It was a time when China was gingerly unbuttoning Mao’s straitjacket and an avant-garde scene had yet to emerge. Before long, Jian Jun migrated to the UK where he met his artistic partner, Chai Yuan. Together they staged some memorable performances such as Running Naked Across Westminster Bridge with Tony Bear (starkers this time); Two Artists Swim Across the Thames, a reinterpretation of Mao’s swimming in the Yangtze; and Soya Source and Tomato Catch-up Fight, commenting on the conflicts between Eastern and Western cultures.

Penis Spirit was perhaps their most shocking work. They pickled a human penis in spirit then drank it with friends in Beijing. ‘It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But what we’d like to do is to push the boundaries,’ Jian Jun explains in fluent English.

Lured by a burgeoning and innovative cultural scene and a more mature and accepting audience, the duo – who although heterosexual are now often referred to as ‘China’s Gilbert and George’ – decided to settle back in China. ‘We feel that we’ve learnt a great deal from the West. It is time to return and continue our journey.'”
by Lijia Zhang
posted on the Gurdian on Sunday 6 July 2008.

Portraits d’Amis

September 3, 2008By Pablo Gonzalez-TrejoArtists, Blogt, photos, Recent Exhibitions 2 Comments
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Kofi, 39 x 31 inches, 100 x 80 cm, 2008, Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas, before and after
Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo, Kofi, 39 x 31 inches, 100 x 80 cm, 2008, Charcoal and Acrylic on Canvas, before and after

Galerie Jeune Création
presents

“Portraits d’Amis”
Pablo González Trejo

Vernissage Thursday September 11th 2008, 18h00
Exhibition runs from September 12th to October 3rd 2008

Ten friends’ portraits made prior to the reception will be erased during the reception by the friends themselves.

6, Villa Guelma
75018 Paris, France
Métro Pigalle (L2)
Call for times and appointment 01 42 54 76 36
info@jeunecreation.org
www.jeunecreation.org