Exhibition Duo and debate between masters
Kalmar et Sulyagin : recent works
The 55Bellechasse gallery is pleased to present the dialogue of two masters: the Hungarian sculptor Janos Kalmar and the Russian painter Vladimir Sulyagin.
Vladimir Sulyagin’s collages portray the major European and Russian intellectual figures. Artists, free thinkers, writers - who often clashed with the communist regime - are represented by refined and powerfully evocative cut-outs. They have earned the artist to be considered by the art critic and biographer Hilary Spurling as the "Russian Matisse". His paintings and painted books are at the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Tate Modern (London, Pushkin Museum (Moscow) or in the Hermitage (Saint Petersburg). He is 73 years old and lives in Moscow, where he has always worked.
Janos Kalmar embodies the dualism of stone and bronze, emptiness and fullness. It mixes the materials to create a subtle balance. His works on the border between abstraction and figuration, are an ode to beauty and an invitation to contemplation.
Opening September 20, 2016 at 18:30.