Celebrated French Artist Benoit Rondard Brings Innovative Art to the Middle East Market at B_ASEMENT Gallery The BASEMENT gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of innovative artworks by one of France’s most celebrated global artists, Benoit Rondard. The exhibition will be on display from August 11 to August 23, 2008.
Benoit Rondard’s exhibition entitled ‘Sweet Eternity’ will be a celebration of life and a conspiracy against the inescapable. Just as life is full of the inevitable and we have to refuse to let it just go by without creating an emotional persistence, his paintings are characterized by an inimitable sense of quest and sensuality that has an endearing appeal.
"Rondard's paintings are expressions of the pulsating world, screened through a sieve that reproduces images caught in the mind's eye," said Baharak Raoufi, one of the founders of the BASEMENT.
"At the same time, his paintings charge viewers with a visual and conceptual excitement of a kind now rarely felt in exhibitions. We felt that the mood and the current demand in the market for contemporary art in the regional market makes this an ideal time for Benoit's extensive new works to be offered," added Narges Hamzianpour, the co-founder of the Basement gallery.
In consonance with that excitement there is also a strong affinity between the viewer and the work, a silent communication that is so different from the increasing element of detachment that has permeated the art scene.
It is the sort of art form that reflects the mood of man and his tireless pursuit of the elusive essence of the moment. The need to capture the ‘here and now' is paramount and in constant flux. This is what makes the art form both steady and spontaneous at the same time.
"The exhibition comprises 20 pieces works that represent different points in time and different contexts – ‘Sweet Eternity’ is about the eternal dimension and the parallel world that can ultimately be achieved by the power of emotion which transcends space and time. Through identifying the eternity that is found in each moment, and the exuberance each moment entails, I have tried to express my feelings at the moment of time, the ‘inner waves of well or ill-being’ that embroil you with the canvas, ” said artist Benoit Rondard of his work.
It will come as no surprise to anyone if tomorrow Rondard's expressions of mystique and occasionally dark mystery aimed at intriguing the discerning lover of art come under the most discerning gavels in the world.
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