christian berstart brut
SearchClose christian berstart brut

International contemporary drawing art fair in Marseille.

We are pleased to be part of the 16 galleries (including 7 Parisians galleries) chosen by fifth international contemporary drawing art fair “Pareidolie” selection committee, which will take place at the J1 space, in Marseille, from September the 1st to 2nd, 2018.

We will feature works by the Brazilian artist Marilena Pelosi and the French Michel Nedjar.

Please contact us to inquire about the available works.
Marilena Pelosi untitled, 2016
11.42 x 8.27 in
untitled (marilyn monroe) - © christian berst — art brut
José Manuel Egea untitled (marilyn monroe), 2013
24.02 x 35.83 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Michel Nedjar untitled, 1990
27.17 x 39.37 in
Marilena Pelosi - © © mario del curto, christian berst — art brut

Marilena Pelosi

At a very young age, Marilena Pelosi began to make drawings in which exuberant Catholicism and feverish Macumba, from her native Brazil, swirled to the point of delirium. The reminiscence of trance, eucharistic processions and carnivals are inextricably combined with much more intimate evocations. Established in France for several decades, she continues these same troubling drawings, made with ballpoint pens, in which doll-women are both executioners and victims. Now part of the CNAP collection, in 2019 she will join BIC (France), and in 2021 the Musée d’art moderne (Pompidou, France). In 2023, we presented works by Marilena Pelosi at ARCO Madrid.

Michel Nedjar - © christian berst — art brut

Michel Nedjar

He is the most widely exhibited and published living art brut artist, yet the extraordinary trajectory of this Frenchman raises a question that is rarely addressed: that of the impermanence of art brut. Discovered by Jean Dubuffet at a time when he was working on the resurgence of the symbolic body, he allowed himself to become the protean artist we know and who, in his creation, embodies absolute freedom. His work can be found in countless collections, and he was the first artist brut to enter the collections of the Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou). Exhibited at the Monnaie de Paris, the Albertina Museum and the Mona, Michel Nedjar has been the subject of nine monographic exhibitions.

portrait of josé manuel egea - © christian berst — art brut

José Manuel Egea

Convinced of his ability to become a wolf, this young artist from Madrid is fascinated by the Kafkaesque metamorphosis found in the world of comics and mythology. As polymorphic as he is, his work consists of drawings, sculptures and performances, and urges us to accept our own repressed gifts for shape-shifting. Promoted by the gallery since 2016, he had a major show that same year at the Biennale de l’image possible in Liège, Belgium. In 2022, his work was featured in the exhibition Photo | Brut #2 at the Botanique in Brussels. His work is now part of several major European collections of contemporary art such as those of Antoine de Galbert, or Laurent Dumas.


You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.