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The Switch

The Switch

Lisbonne - Portugal

The Switch | Côte Basque - Summer show °I

Lisbonne From 6 August to 27 August 2017

Presentation
The Switch is proud to announce its first show at its Summer Residence located in the French Côte Basques. "Le Jardin des songes" by Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, will be on view from August 24th until 27th: an outdoor installation evoking an oneiric experience.

[Press Release]
The Switch | Côte Basque

Skoya Assémat-Tessandier
“Le Jardin des songes”

A bucolic aura takes place at The Switch’s summer residence: Skoya Assémat-Tessandier’s new exhibition presents a series of paintings involved with a sublime atmosphere. On 20th of August 2017, visitors of “Le Jardin des songes” can explore an outdoor installation, evoking an oneiric experience leading beyond rational mind’s constraints.

The set of 10 paintings was started in 2014, emanated from a very passionate momentum in the Artist’s life. Feeling the latent connection with the Romanticism, a tradition’s revival helped Skoya to embody vivid affections in his works. The resultant series brings elements of Impressionism, Fauvism and Pointillism, with a hidden dialogue between tradition and contemporary art themes. Each composition is raised from a vibrant dotted basis, in which abstraction gains life from the representation of the Artist’s muses – a Baroque heritage. Nevertheless, the exhibition requires an effort that stretches beyond visual enjoyment of classical techniques.

Reveries and illusions also play a role in “Le Jardin des songes”, referencing the romantic belief of adopting dreams as an alternative route to the innermost secrets. With Sigmund Freud’s writings, Artists intensely explored the idea of a subconscious mind as a source of inspiration, forging the depiction of their subjective experiences. Skoya’s paintings trigger color perceptions, like hypnotic trances. In this ritual of transcendence, his inspirational muses dance, pose, rest, and gently doze. Dreams, to the Artist, represent conduits for unspoken feelings and desires, royal roads to knowledge of the unconscious.

| More on Skoya

Skoya Assémat-Tessandier’s career can be best comprehended by the ever-present touch of alchemy. His work reflects states of subconsciousness, translated across multiple disciplines such as painting, photography and performance. Since early 2000’s, Skoya devoted himself to create personal techniques, in which intricate textures overflow. His Art embodies “dreams and poems, feelings of love and rage, seasons and celestial bodies, and far beyond”, as he states.

Born and raised in “La Ville-Lumière”, he has lived in many different cities since then: this nomadic life has shaped his artistic influences and repertoire.

Works conceived worldwide were presented in New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Paris.

Currently living and working in Lisbon, where he opened The Switch in November 2016.
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    1170-178, Lisbonne
    Portugal
    +351934084058

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    closed - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Tuesday

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    Friday

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    Saturday

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    Sunday

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Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °X, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °X, 2015
19.7 x 25.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,371

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °IX, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °IX, 2015
25.6 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,371

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °III, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °III, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,371

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °VI, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °VI, 2015
37.4 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,743

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °VII, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °VII, 2015
53.1 x 37.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,743

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °VIII, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °VIII, 2015
37.4 x 53.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,743

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier, Sleeping Beauty °I, Painting

Skoya Assemat-Tessandier

Sleeping Beauty °I, 2014
35.4 x 55.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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