UNTITLED: Elvire Bonduelle / Claire Trotignon

December 16, 2015 | By FRENCH CULTURE MIAMI

During Art Basel Miami Beach 2015, the contemporary art fair UNTITLED highlighted the work of two French emerging women artists: Elvire Bonduelle, at galerie laurent mueller, and Claire Trotignon represented by Galerie de Roussan. UNTITLED was created in 2012 with an innovative approach in the presentation of the artists' work, privileging the display of curated solo shows, as is the case of these two artists; since 2014, it has been curated by Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud with curators Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia (co-founders of artist’s book publishing house onestar press and Three Star Books).

Elvire Bonduelle created a project, in situ, entitled "The Rotating Painting Booth" featuring a series of paintings which - as the name suggests- rotate. This project is a continuation of a work in progress over several years that deals with the observation of our immediate surroundings - a work which she developed when considering waiting rooms as a perfect setting to contemplate art. In "Rotating Paintings", the artist is inspired by the use of landscape as an architectural component of California homes. Each painting, although we can distinguish their top and bottom, can be viewed from four different angles.



While Bonduelle's work explores the mundane and the search for happiness, Trotignon's work seems to recompose broken pieces of an etching resulting in the paradoxical representation of a landscape that is both graphic and ethereal. These imaginary landscapes re-articulate our notion of space. They may evoke the sublime (romanticism) or the infinitude of nature (as in a futuristic image).

Since its inception, Art Basel Miami Beach has attracted numerous fringe art fairs of various quality throughout the city. Among them, are new fairs such as UNTITLED that, with a more conceptual approach, has allowed artists like Bonduelle and Trotignon to value their work and emerge amid an otherwise sprawling art market.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
Sign in or register to post comments.
1/3
MORE IN VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
event

Anne Nguyen at Crossing the Line Festival 2016

Sept 23 - Oct 1, 2016
Multiple locations and Gibney Dance - Agnès Varis Center for the Performing Arts
280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
event

Hubert Robert, 1733–1808

June 26 - October 2, 2016
The National Gallery of Art
6th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565
event

Seuls en Scène 2016: Princeton University's French Theater Festival

Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2016
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
08544
event

Kader Attia's 'Ghardaïa' featured at the Guggenheim

Apr 29 - Oct 5, 2016
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY
event

Collection #2 "Human | Nature" at Chamber New York

May 19 - Oct 6, 2016
Chamber
515 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
event

MINUIT by Yoann Bourgeois at BAM

Oct 5 - 8, 2016
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
1/3
recomended for you
event

Visionary Metropolis: Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle

Aug 13, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017
Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
event

Mark Fox brings Giverny to Palm Beach

July 5 to October 30, 2016
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401