CLICK AND BROWSE THROUGH "A DAY LONGER", THE CATALOGUE FOR JIM DINE’S EXHIBITION AT Galerie Templon, PARIS
Galerie Templon has entrusted Communic'Art with the creation, publishing and distribution of the exhibition catalogue for Jim Dine’s - A Day Longer on from 7 November to 23 January, 2021 at the 30 rue Beaubourg space
Through 88 pages and six fold-outs, the book shows the force of the artist's monumental works, bringing to life the 22 pieces in the exhibition, accompanied by texts by Anne-Claudie Coric, Executive Director of Galerie Templon and a great friend of Jim Dine, Annalisa Rimmaudo, curator at the Centre Pompidou, as well as the poet and critic John Yau.
With A Day Longer, the 85-year-old artist expresses the race against time that is his life today, but also focuses on the interweaving of his painted work with his poetic work - Jim Dine has also given the same title to a recently published book of poetry.
The fruit of three years’ work, and partly completed during the confinement of Spring 2020, Jim Dine's new works bring together thick layering of paint, tools, salvaged wood and enigmatic faces sculpted on wood or cast in metal to form a poetic universe that is sometimes disturbing, sometimes ironic.
Thus, the sinister figure of the Prophet in the Storm, which has haunted the artist's nightmares since childhood, faces the joyful connotations of The Tongue, while the hieratic masks of the immense Forgotten Harvest, Forgotten Spirit immerse us in a forgotten temple whose gods no longer speak to each other, and no longer speak to us.
The bright colors of the two bronze sculptures’ silhouettes, molded from improbable montages made in the studio, interact with the 14 small formats of the self-portrait series Me, in which the artist puts his imperturbable face through the worst transformations, with small touches or large brushstrokes.
With these pieces created in his studio in Montrouge, just outside Paris, the American artist begins a new stage in the work he has been pursuing since his first exhibition in 1960. Born in 1935, Jim Dine started as one of the pioneers of the New York happenings of the 1950s, before becoming a companion of Pop Art in the 1960s. A poet, profoundly independent and a jack of all trades, Jim Dine quickly forged his own path.
Between sculpture, painting, engraving or photography, Jim Dine develops an original language between abstraction and figuration, haunted by a unique iconography made of antique silhouettes, tools, hearts or the character of Pinocchio.
His works have been shown in nearly 300 solo exhibitions and are in more than 70 public collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Tate Collection in London.
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