“Under 30 years old!!” at la galerie du jour agnès b., Paris
“Since spring 1984, when it was my great pleasure to open la galerie du jour at 4, rue du jour in central Paris, I have always loved discovering new artists.”
And while the exhibited artists explore different media, as agnès points out, “The revival of figurative painting, often in oils, is captivating by the subjects chosen, mysterious landscapes, and made-up characters. This fascinates me, and I’m happy it is so.”
True to her determination to support young art in all its forms, agnès b. has invited seven artists under 30 years of age to reopen La Fab.. Thibaut Bouedjoro, Bruno Gadenne, Matthias Garcia, Vincent Laval, Mathilde Lestiboudois, Hervé Priou and Solène Rigou will show their most recent work at la galerie du jour. Some of these works are fresh out of the studio, having been created during the recent lockdown. Most of these young talents, and primarily painters, were discovered by agnès thanks to her longstanding commitment to the Friends of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, an organization that she presides. In fact, Thibaut Bouedjoro and Solène Rigou are still students at Les Beaux-Arts.
The intrinsically collective yet multiheaded “Under 30 years old!!” show comprises different media, volumes and large formats, emphasizing diversity and creativity, as well as the revival of the young French art scene. It echoes What About New York. Another New York Scene, which ran at la galerie du jour agnès b. in 2008, and featured several young underground talents from New York City, invited by agnès to show their work in Paris for the first time.
Featuring the work of: Thibaut Bouedjoro, Bruno Gadenne, Matthias Garcia, Vincent Laval, Mathilde Lestiboudois, Hervé Priou, Solène Rigou.
At la galerie du jour agnès b., Paris
until 1 August 2020