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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.

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 - © 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).

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

Michel Nedjar

He is the living most exposed and published brut artist and yet, the extraordinary trajectory of this Frenchman poses a question rarely addressed: that of the impermanence of art brut. Discovered by Jean Dubuffet during his work on the resurgence of the symbolic body, he then became the protean artist we know today and who, in creation, embodies an absolute freedom. Found in numerous collections, he is the first brut artist whose works were added to the collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne (France). Since 2008, he has been celebrated through six monographic exhibitions by Le Mahj (Paris), LaM (Lille), the Gugging Museum (Vienna), and the gallery.

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

José Manuel Egea

Convinced of his lycanthropy, this young Madrid artist is fascinated by the Kafkaesque metamorphosis found in the comics and mythology world. His work, also polymorphic, consists of drawings, sculptures and performances, and urges us to accept our repressed therianthropy. Promoted by the gallery since 2016, he is already found in major European contemporary art collections such as those of Antoine de Galbert, or Laurent Dumas (France).


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