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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.

Artworks
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
Artists
Marilena Pelosi - © 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. Now living in Normandy, she continues these same disturbing drawings, made with ballpoint pens, in which doll-women are both executioners and victims. Entering the BIC collection (France) in 2019, she is represented in major collections, including those of Hannah Rieger (Austria), Amr Shaker (Switzerland), and Dino Menozzi (Italy).

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Michel Nedjar in his workshop - © christian berst — art brut

Michel Nedjar

Though Frenchman Michel Nedjar is the most widely exhibited and published living representative of art brut, his extraordinary trajectory poses a rarely-adressed question – namely, the impermanence of art brut. Discovered by Jean Dubuffet when the latter was working on the resurgence of the symbolic body, Nedjar became the protean artist whom we know today and who embodies absolute freedom in creation. Present in countless collections, he is the first brut artist whose works were included in the collections of Beaubourg (France). Since 2008, he has had no fewer than six solo shows at such venues as Le Mahj (Paris), LaM (Lille), the Gugging Museum (Vienna), and the gallery.

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

José Manuel Egea

Convinced of his magical 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 by the Biennale de l’image possible in Liège, Belgium. His work is now part of several major European collections of contemporary art such as those of Antoine de Galbert, or Laurent Dumas.

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