Hong Kong based French artist Valéry Grancher is staging an experience of the jungle in Lamma Island which comprises of an exhibition of watercolour paintings, a video installation and performance.
At the exhibition, Valéry Grancher juxtapose neatly framed paintings displayed on the wall side by side with installations where the paintings are left unframed leaving visitors to appreciate the artworks as objects within other objects and communicate that the jungle is ‘an organic disorder that caresses you, of which even the air is matter’. We love the composition and soft colours Valery uses in the watercolour work that seems to inspire a sense of calmness, gentleness, gaiety and tranquility.
The Lamma Island performance is an open and collaborative work based on cross-disciplinary exchanges that Valerie credits the inspiration of participation with friends, Lalie Choffel, Caroline Ha Thuc, Cédric Maridet and Alice Rensy.
About Valéry Grancher
An artist, curator and lecturer, Valéry Grancher graduated from the Paris Academy of Fine Arts (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris) with a master in hypermedia and visual arts. He first became know in the mid-1990s for his ‘Google paintings’ but his medium of expression covers internet art, video, photography, painting and installation. His curiosity on a wide area of topics have seen him explore subjects from AIDS patients, orbital space stations to the daily life of a Jivaro tribe in Amazonia.
His work is being collected by private collectors and public institutions in France and internationally like the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.A. (Rhizome 2007), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (performance and solo exhibition, 2006, 2005), Musée d’Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2005, 2004, 2002), MAMCO, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (2004, 2005), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ARC, Paris, France (2004), Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporarin, Paris, France (1999, 1998)
Exhibition end 30 June 2015
Venue: Mur Nomade Gallery at Unit 1606, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Tel: 2580 5923