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Jérôme Lagarrigue

Born in: 1973

France

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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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Jérôme Lagarrigue, Collision Sequence #1, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Collision Sequence #1, 2016
21 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Kenneth with cigar, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Kenneth with cigar, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

€1 800

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Blue head gear, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Blue head gear, 2017
89 x 79 x 3 cm
Print

€1 800

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Boxer wearing towel, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Boxer wearing towel, 2017
90 x 69 x 3 cm
Print

€1 800

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Eye 12, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Eye 12, 2017
62 x 59 x 3 cm
Print

€900

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Reflection, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Reflection, 2017
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Nat, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Nat, 2017
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, La tormenta, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

La tormenta, 2017
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Collision sequence #3, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Collision sequence #3, 2017
21 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Collision sequence #2, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Collision sequence #2, 2017
21 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Eye 11, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Eye 11, 2017
62 x 59 x 3 cm
Print

€900

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Dina Looking Down, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Dina Looking Down, 2016
30 x 21 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Derrick's Truth, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Derrick's Truth, 2016
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Mengly, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Mengly, 2016
21 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Jérôme Lagarrigue, Revere Sugar Factory, Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

Revere Sugar Factory, 2016
21 x 30 x 2 cm
Print

€300

Galerie Olivier Waltman Editions

Carte blanche to Jérôme Lagarrigue
From September, 8 To September, 22 2015
Paris - France

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