Duo Art Exhibition at Gallery 76
Art lovers will be treated to a stunning duo exhibition, “Double Jeu”, which opens on Tuesday, 21st February 2017, at Gallery 76, located at the Dubai International Art Centre. The exhibition showcases modern contemporary artworks by two French artists based in Dubai. Whilst they come from Europe, these professional artists have lived in Asia, North America, the Middle East everywhere in between. They will present an exciting mix of paintings and sculpture featuring various degrees of abstraction and realism. This show offers a unique vision of expatriate life through an unusually provocative collection of fine art.
The opening reception will be on Tuesday, 21st February at 6:30 PM. The show will run through Tuesday, 7th March, 2017.
Through this exhibition, the artists have combined to create a contemporary artistic expression of modernity unique to the Emirati art scene. It is evident is that the artists have been exploring new directions through their work and really pushing the limits of artistic expression. The exhibits are, no doubt, instantly engrossing and provoking.
Claire Miquel creates paintings that are neither figurative nor abstract. She uses acrylic and collages of elements to create compositions around a leading subject which often has a reference to the past. Old pictures, letters, magazines, tickets, stamps, notebooks ….all these found objects collected from flea markets or family attics are like treasures to her, to create images giving them a new life. Dorothee Julia is a sculptor who explores numerous techniques and materials: plaster, stone, clay, pieces of wood, recycled rusted metal and, ultimately, bronze. Evoking universal themes with a flair for fantasy, Dorothee’s sculptures are a real invitation to travel in the land of the imaginary.
Together, the duo show presents myriad images of exciting new artistic expressions, which will be sure to resonate with art enthusiasts of all ages.
Claire Miquel was born in France, and studied Economy at the University of Bordeaux.
Moving abroad with my family was a good opportunity to explore my creativity and I took advantage of every expatriation to build my Art education in different universities: Glassell School of Houston, Art League of Texas, Virginia Commonwealth University of Qatar, Scuola d’Arte Conforini di Parma… Step by step, I found my own style and was able to exhibit in different countries.
My paintings are neither figurative nor abstract. I use acrylic and collages of elements to create compositions around a leading subject which often has a reference to the past. Old pictures, letters, magazines, tickets, stamps, notebooks ….all these found papers or “objets trouves” collected from flea markets or family attics are like treasures to me even if they are seen as junk by others. Depending what we make of it, nothing can be considered worthless. It is just a question of creative intelligence, perception and inventiveness.
I like the idea of pulling elements out of their original context and giving them a new life in a contemporary way, not for delivering a message, but just to create an emotion and reflect the very nature of our consumer society.
Dorothee Julia is has been a sculptor for 25 years. She began in the Paris metropolitan area (Sèvres) at the S.E.L. where she made her first artist exhibition two years after she started.
Then she met Geny, a plastic arts teacher, who brought her technique and confidence during 10 years. She was then trained by Sali Koskun and Philippe Arnaud in the artist's studios in Boulogne Billancourt, and finally by Paul Flury in Montreuil for the past three years.
Sculpture is vital for Dorothee. During those years, she explored numerous techniques and experimented with all kinds of materials : plaster, stone, clay, pieces of wood, recycled rusted metal and, ultimately, bronze.
The shapes are always different, but their purity and elegance create harmony. A real invitation to travel in the land of the imaginary…
Her exhibitions have always been a real success full of surprise, due to her constantly renewed creativity, her poetry, her modernity and her know how.
Should you be interested in exhibiting at Gallery 76 please contact:
The Gallery Director can be contacted through the contact details on the Contact us page.
All applications should include examples of the works to be exhibited and a brief introduction to the artist(s).