This 2-man show was held at Gallery Stephan Woelk in St Paul de Vence, France. Stephan’s vision of our works together was, as you can see, quite original and outstanding.
The Eidolon Series represents over 2 years of personal research on the strength and beauty of the human spirit and aesthetic.
The show can be seen in Paris, at the Galerie L’Œil du Prince from Oct 11 – 28, 2012… and I am super excited about it!
After scoring the Prix Taylor at the Grand Palais in the end of November I was invited to show at the 150th Anniversary of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts’ exhibition in the Carrousel du Louvre in December 2011. My painting Impetus was awarded the Bronze Medal at the awards ceremony that just happened to be on my birthday. Cool gift!
The gallery L’Oeil du Prince here in Paris organized a group show of only small-format works from December 1-22, 2011. I managed to crank out 28 paintings for the show in the month preceding the opening, which was good fun and absolutely packed with people.
My painting Soumission (oil on canvas, 223,6 x 100 cm) was on display in the Grand Palais for the annual Salon Art en Capital from November 22 – 27, 2011. Over 40 000 visitors came to the show during the week, and Soumission proved to be quite the hit. In addition to the public acclaim the long-standing French organisation, the Taylor Foundation, awarded the painting with their prestigious Prix Taylor, a prize that is awarded to only a handful of artworks per year.
Just for kicks I wanted to transport my large painting Soumission from studio to Le Grand Palais on foot, just like the old guys back in the day. Once I found out it was an even 10 kilometers from my studio door to the doors of the Grand Palais the title all of a sudden had a nice ring to it: The Grand Palais 10k. It was good fun traversing Paris’s various hot spots and chic avenues carrying the large painting, especially since my dear friend Anna was helping (and taking all the pics). The fact that it turned out to be such a beautiful day was the perfect touch.