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Jérôme Lagarrigue

Born in 1973 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jerome Lagarrigue was born in Paris in 1973. He lives and works in New York.

From 1993 to 1996 he studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, and got his BFA.

Jerome Lagarrigue captures the world in his work. Landscapes or human models, the subjects of his paintings are all serving his artistic quest. The Franco-American artist combines figuration and abstraction in his paintings, transparencies and dilutions, reliefs and layers, in order to capture the double dimension of existence. An extension of the philosophical conflict between pragmatism and the metaphysical, his works have two visions, that were opposed until now, reunites them and opens the way to a sensorial and emotional interpretation of form and of substance. His work is an invitation seize the immanence which lies restless under the traits of the ordinary.

Lagarrigue is refined and picky and uses paint not as a subject but as a starting point for understanding things, as a method for deciphering reality. A wrinkle on a forehead betrays one's age. But that's not the only thing. The mere sinuosity of the skin keeps in it feelings that cannot be put ito words, and yet everyone knows them.It is the same for landscapes which, when we look at them, give us the sensation of still life, of a postcard, and when the application the pigments are more thick and cracking, through the transparencies they create, are animated by a palpable yet indefinite existential movement. The alternation of figuration and abstract shapes responds to the same expressive and sensitive need. Dripping, disproportions, stains or even the absence of color in a spot where the eye expect to see color, serve this interlude between the perceivable reality and beyond the sensorial, but without falling into surrealism or mysticism.

This is an interesting positioning, as Jerome Lagarrigue's work brings Art to its original grandeur, that of an emotional alter-ego of conceptual philosophy, where the two of them attempt to interpret life between quantified measuring and immaterial sensation.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS & GROUP SHOWS

2013
London Art fair (UK)
Art Wynwood, Miami (USA)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami (USA)
National Arts club, New York (USA)

2012
London Art fair (UK)
Closer, Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami (USA)
Art Miami (USA)
Dolby Chadwick gallery, San Francisco (USA)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)

2011
Closer, galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami (USA)
Art Paris (France)
London Art Fair (UK)
Miami International Art Fair (USA)
Art Elysées, Paris (France)
Scope Miami (USA)
Art London (UK)
Bertrand Delacroix gallery, New York (USA)

2010
Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami (USA)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Art Miami (USA)
Triptyque, événement d'art contemporain, Mairie d'Angers (France)
Roud Zero, projet vidéo commandé par No Mas NYC et Mohammed Ali Entreprises
Boxing Urban United, Palais la Bourse / Chambre de Commerce, Marseille (France)
Art Paris (France)
Art Elysées, Paris (France)

2009
Tosca, tableau pour la production de l’opéra au Metropolitan Opera, New York (USA)
“Brooklintimate”, galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Art Elysées, Paris (France)
Art Miami (USA)
Art London (UK)

2008
Scope Art Fair Miami (USA)
Biennale d’Art de la Rhode Island school of Design, New York (USA)
Art London (UK)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)

2007
Art Miami (USA)
“Boxing”, galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Art DC Washington (USA)
Art London (UK)

2006
Paesaggio del viso, villa Medicis, Rome (Italy)
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris (France)
Altri lavoro, Corso gallery, Rome (Italy)

2005
“Synchresis”, thexpo, Brooklyn, New York (USA)
“Figuratively speaking”, Delgado Tomei gallery, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

2004
Non commissioned, St.Johns university, Chung Cheng gallery, New York (USA)

2003
UFA gallery, New York (USA)
Shi, Kenkeleba gallery, New York (USA)

2002
Simon Wiesenthal museum of tolerance, Los Angeles (USA)
44ème compétition de la société des illustrateurs, New York (USA)

2001
“Boxers”, the Cutting Room, New York (USA)
“Link”, Time hotel, New York (USA)
“Trace 212”, Nike town, New York (USA)

2000
“Introduction 2000”, Monique Goldstrum gallery, New York (USA)

1999
Bank Street theater, New York (USA)
“Face to face”, A and a Art, New York (USA)

1998
Œuvres récentes, la Maison Française, Columbia University, New York (USA)
3ème exposition nationale, Ceres gallery, New York (USA)

1997
Peintures, la Maison Française, Columbia university, New York (USA)

1995
“Riots of the soul”, Harvard University, Boston (USA)
“Riots of the soul”, Brown University, Providence (USA)

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