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Martin Ramirez, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern and Théo, 3 artists represented by the gallery, have been selected by the curator Jean-Hubert Martin for his exibition Carambolages, presented at the Grand Palais, until the 4th of July 2016.

Martin Ramirez - © christian berst — art brut

Martin Ramirez

The technical skill, stylistic evolution, and thematic coherence of Ramírez led Roberta Smith of The New York Times to describe him as ‘simply one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.’ Ramírez’s talents were recognized early on in small exhibitions as early as the 1950s. Present in the guggenheim and moma collections, in 2010, the 20th-century master was the subject of a comprehensive exhibition organized by Brooke Davis Anderson at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reína Sofía in Madrid, titled Martín Ramírez: Reframing Confinement. In 2015, the United States Postal Service issued a series of five commemorative stamps Martin Ramirez Forever.

friedrich schröder-sonnenstern - © photo: dietmar bührer, christian berst — art brut

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern was born on the German-Russian border and received little education. Accusations of theft and occasionally aggressive behavior led to his being sent to reformatories and even to a psychiatric hospital. From these experiences, he developed a deep hatred for authority. After a number of odd jobs—working in a circus and as a fortune teller, among others—Schröder-Sonnenstern fell ill; doctors diagnosed him with early-onset dementia. He then turned to painting and drawing, having been introduced to art during a brief period in prison earlier in his life. Using colored pencils on thin washes of paint to achieve depth, Schröder-Sonnenstern drew grotesque, colorful[…]


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