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29 . 11 . 2013 — 01 . 02 . 2014

ONGOING | JACQUES CALLOT

OLGA DE AMARAL

 

UPCOMING | FAIRS

2017

THE ARMORY SHOW NEW YORK

 

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DANIEL HOURDÉ

Man in Progress

 

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The exhibition on "Paris est à vous" on BFM Business

After his acclaimed installation conceived for the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Daniel Hourdé comes back to the neighborhood with a new solo show starting November. The human body, tortured and forthright, but no less radiant, is a leitmotif for the paintings and sculptures by Daniel Hourdé.

« Daniel Hourdé, an adept of polymorphism and acutely sensible to manifestations of the human form, sets forth an aesthetic project to render visible that which “ex-sists” within the body’s very form. Human matter sculpted in wax reveals in its finished surface the infinite substrata progressing downward to the core, an amalgam of matter and animation. Imprinted upon a diversity of bodies, one sees a whole repertory of passions and sensations carefully assembled by the artist. Whether dancing or at rest, these forms take part in a choreography. Charcoal bodies suspended in the space between life and death, these are also bodies in distress, detached and alone. »

Extract from the text by Guilherme Massara Rocha