Edouard Wotlon, Black Hole, 2016
From February 14 to 17 2019
The gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the first edition of the Felix Los Angeles with the works of Edouard Wolton. For its debut, the Felix LA fair is bringing together around fifty international galleries at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Invited by Dean Valentine, collector and business leader, the Felix LA fair takes place in different areas throughout the hotel, from the guests rooms to the swimming pool, and up to the 13th floor where the CPGA’s stand will be installed across over 2000 square feet.
Edouard Wolton’s recent pictoral practice is based on one guiding theme: the painting of landscape; more precisely, the tradition of the composed landscape, is not painted from nature but in the studio, using different elements of the landscape to compose an imaginary landscape, an ideal, a vision of the mind rather than a realist representation.
He received his diploma from Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2010. In 2017, he presented a personal exhibition entitled Cosmos at the Musée de minéralogie de l’Ecole des Mines and participated in Printers Matters in Paris. Recently, he has also taken part in several exhibition collectives in Paris and in his region, namely at the Consulate, at the gallery RueVisconti, at the Maison Rouge and at the event Sèvres OutDoors in 2016.
The work presented at the fair is an oil on a 140 x 120 cm canvas: black hole is an imaginary representation of a black hole and the many chromatic perturbations engendered by the faraway physical phenomenon. Anchored in a reflection of the luminous nocturnal phenomenons at the frontiers of our perception, black hole presents an outlook of our conceived reality where scientific knowledge and poetry, in a ballet of colors, are in conversation between figuration and abstraction.