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Louis GRANET

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BIOGRAPHY

Louis Granet’s artistic practice is based on the links between comics and painting. The artist develops techniques and codes learned at the renowned Comic Art School of Angouleme to apply them on several supports. Signs, lines and forms are the starting point of his artistic approach.
The re-appropriation of overlapping images tends to disorientate the public: the spectator is confronted at the same time with abstract forms as well as with representational and physical images. Nevertheless, Louis Granet’s pictural research, scrambled and partly explicit, leaves an important place for the viewer’s imagination. The different kinds of forms and materials used, as well as the different perspectives, create multi-layered compositions appearing on the surface of the paintings, which can be read in multiple ways.
We could think that Louis Granet’s images are evident deviations from the reproduction practices and narrations coming out of comics, graphic design or publishing. But Louis Granet’s approach responds to a necessity. It is firstly made of drawings, strokes and breaks. The drawing is pointless, fragile and reproducible. The line is a sign, conveys flexibility, correctness or at least is wanted as such. This line overflows, unnecessarily, in a super-flux of codes or familiar forms: communications and compositions, apprehensions to the almost too brutal chromatics, which are too fast in their immediacy. These are Louis Granet’s current paradoxes and strives: to give to see and to perceive scenes and manners at the same time physical and obvious, but also abstract, speculative and delicate. Louis Granet’s gestures use the evidence of the image and its pictoriality to launch processes of allusions and abstractions, more than illusions or illustrations.

Louis Granet was born in 1991 in Bordeaux, France. He lives and works in Paris, France. He is graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2014. He was Hubert Neumann Foundation’s first artist in residence in 2018. He held solo exhibitions at Société Générale, Paris in 2019 and is also part of the collection of the institution, Centre d’art contemporain « atelier d’Estienne », Pont-Scorff, France in 2019 and also internationally with Neumann Wolfson Arts since 2018. He was part of numerous group exhibitions: the15th Lyon Art Contemporary Biennale, Lyon France, 2019, What’s Up London, curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, LVH Art, London, UK, 2018 Recto-Verso2, with Le Secours Populaire, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, 2018, Hommages et pastiches, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France and Projet 100%, Galerie des multiples, ART-O-RAMA, Marseille, France 2016 among others. He was selected for the annual exhibition Jeune Création, Thaddeus Ropac, Pantin, France in 2016.

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EXHIBITIONS

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THANK YOU

Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is pleased to present the new solo show of Louis Granet. Preview on Thursday June 27, 2019 from 6pm in presence of the artist.
Exhibition June 28  September 7, 2019

Exhibition June 28 - September 7, 2019
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SUMMER SHOW

Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is pleased to present the new Summer show with Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Louis Granet and Brian Rochefort. Preview and Book launch of Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil on Wednesday June 20th, 2018 from 6pm in presence of the artists.

Exhibition June 21 - July 28, 2018

PRESS

GESTION DE FORTUNE Le marché de l'art de demain: qui seront les gagnants? October, 2020
Delphine Brochand-Couturier
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PB Le monde de Louis Granet October 2018
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DELANO A FIREWORK OF COLOURS July, 2018
Magaly Piscarel
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Les inrockuptibles June, 2018
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Les Inrockuptibles Ma façon de voir Hockney May, 2017
Ingrid Luquet-Gad
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L'oeil Expo: Art et BD March, 2019
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PUBLICATIONS

pub1 LOUIS GRANET – THANK YOU

Catalogue of the exhibition "THANK YOU" by Louis Granet.

(June 28 - September 7, 2019)

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Artfairs

Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery at Luxembourg Art Week 2021

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Announcements

Monde Miracle: The new solo show of Louis Granet I 18 Jun – 31 Jul, 2020

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