Julien Cadet in Paris Introduces "Realism Today"
On December 4, 2018, Galerie Julien Cadet in Paris will be opening Réalisme D'aujourd'hui (Realism Today), a small group exhibition featuring works Monica Kim Garza, Erin M. Riley, Christian Rex van Minnen and Theo Triantafyllidis. Aside from sharing "the transgression of the academic rules of modern art and question the judgment of aesthetics" in their works, we have covered many of the artists in our past print editions and museum exhibitions.
Aiming to showcase the modern realism, and its different iterations, the gallery selected the artists whose works regularly plays with the representation of a daily life. Whether fantastic or fundamentally real or just taking the existing social themes as a base for their visual explorations, each of the artists work shakes up artistic ideals and hierarchies. —Sasha Bogojev
"The reality of women's daily lives is portrayed in very different ways by Erin M. Riley and Monica Kim Garza. The first presents an engaged art, unveiling the raw everyday life of women and giving it its place in history by a laborious and hand-crafted process of creation, while the second sketches natural women who are at ease with themselves in spontaneous postures and ordinary but not prosaic situations. Christian Rex van Minnen and Theo Triantafyllidis depict creatures or heaps of interactive elements punctuated with very popular today’s references and everyday objects. The precision and hyperrealism of van Minnen's oil paintings, or the endless videos of Triantafyllidis, generated by algorithms, set new standards and plunge us into a new reality."
Exhibition from the 4th to the 18th of December 2018.