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Waltman Ortega Fine Art presents artist in residence Julien Graizely

Julien Graizely - Overexposure Miami 2019 - DOUG THE DOG - mixed media on canvas - 60x48 in TH

Waltman Ortega Fine Art is pleased to present “Overexposure | Miami”, a solo exhibition by French artist Julien Graizely. This body of work is a result of WOFA Artist-in-Residence Program that the gallery launched this summer and Graizely is its first participant. “Overexposure | Miami” is comprised of mixed media paintings and drawings.

The exhibition is a reflection of South Florida through the eyes of a French artist. Each work is like a capsule, like a memory box. Graizely plays with space, time, and composition, which he masters and diverts by a vigorous and free gesture. His paintings are comprised of several layers overlapping each other similarly to the way film frames do with multiple exposure, creating a complex composition. Graizely’s work questions the relation between painting and cinematography. In a way, they bring to mind time-lapsed videos. A still image tends to concentrate an entire narrative: a condensation of fragments of lives and stories, not necessarily related to one another.

The exhibition opens to the public on September 7, 2019, with a brunch reception from 12 till 4 p.m. Please RSVP to info@waltmanortega.com

Julien Graizely was born in 1980 in the Ardennes, France. He has lived in different places in France while he was growing up and received his education in art metalwork in Avignon, visual communication in Royan, Ecole Boulle in Paris. Julien Graizely lives and works in Cognac, France.

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