Biography

Louis Granet is a Parisian illustrator and artist whose artistic practice is rooted in the links between comic strip and painting. After graduating from the Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg in 2014, he moved to Paris to begin his career as a professional artist.

 

Initially a comic strip creator, Granet switched to painting to liberate himself from the structural constraints. The artist applies the comics’ techniques and codes to several mediums, he develops and constructs his work by painting pictorial matter outlines with black paint, as to give physicality to its subject. Signs, lines and shapes are the starting point of his aesthetic research. Abstract forms and representational images were presented to the spectators at the same time and that it tends to disorientate the public.

 

“The construction of my paintings owes a lot to the comic strip. There is the base, the relationship between the images, and therefore a narrative to mention, even if that can be absurd and abstract.”

 

The iconographic repertoire of the artist, characterized by its diversity, consists of figurative elements photographed in his immediate surroundings, throughout his life’s experiences. For THANK YOU, the artist’s Luxembourg solo show, he was strongly influenced by his stay in California. Food products, trash, child art, street art, human figure or animal, Granet has no favourite subject and paints the everyday world of objects and the relationship between the living being and the space. Recognizable to a certain extent, the diverse forms, materials and perspective superimposed randomly on top of each other. Granet’s work is full of drama, suspense and, despite its ambiguous nature, tangible narratives.

 

Louis Granet is Neumann Wolfson Art’s first artist-in-residence. He has recently shown at the Biennale de la Jeune création, La Graineterie centre d’art, Houilles; Par amour du jeu, Magasins Généraux avec Artagon, Pantin and Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

 

 

Born in 1991 in Bordeaux, France.

Lives and works in Paris.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019      Thank You, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg

               CARTOON OPTIMIST, Centre d'art contemporain "atelier d'Estienne", Pont-Scorff,

               France

               Espace de la Société Générale, Puteaux, France

2018      Free, Super fast !!!!, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA
2015      Zombie poisson coupé, Galerie Silicone, Bordeaux, France

 

Group Exhibitions

2018      Le Colin-maillard (La Nuit), duo-show with Segondurante, Pierre Poumet

               Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France

               Feÿ recontres d’arts, Chateau du Feÿ, Villecien, France

               North East South West, What’s Up London, curated by Lawrence Van Hagen,

               LVH Art, London, UK

               A Terrible Beauty, duo show with Micheal Bevilacqua, Neumann Wolfson Art,

               New York, USA

               Par amour du jeu, curated by Anna Labouze & Keimis Henni, Magasins Généraux,

               Paris, France

               Summer show, with Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Franck Miltgen and Brian

               Rochefort, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg

               Chorus, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy

               PotPourri, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA

2017      La Saga, Double-V, Marseille, France

               Private Choice, Private Choice, Paris, France

               We are the ones, Carlsberg Byens Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

               Printers Matters 2, MAD 3, Maison Rouge, Paris, France

               Color Block, Triple V, Paris, France

               Pink Flamingo, Agent M, Paris, France

               Casse et vole!, MR 14, Paris, France

               BD Factory, Frac Aquitaine, France

               Printers Matters 1, Paris, France

2016      All I can for Christmas, Galerie des multiples

               Les noces de Cana, Double Séjour, Paris, France

               Hommages et pastiches, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

               Lancement Point Contemporain n°2, X-po Studio, Paris, France

               Autofictions, Under construction gallery, Paris, France

               Projet 100%, Galerie des multiples, ART-O-RAMA, Marseille, France

               Summer group show, galerie JC, Paris, France

               Heroes, Galerie GP & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

               Jeune Création – 66e edition, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac Pantin, Paris, France

 

Public Collections and Commission

Mural painting, Tout Ampère, La Défense, Paris, France

Fondation Hubert Neumann
Les Arts au mur, arthothèque de Pessac
Fondation d’art contamporain, Société Générale

 

Scholarships and Residencies

2017      Montresso, residency “Jardin Rouge”, Montresso Art Foundation, Marrakech,

               Morroco

2017      Residency 35H #9, Le Garage, Saint-Ouen, France

2017      Selected for the Graineterie Bienniale, Houilles, France
2015      Selected for the annual exhibition Jeune Création, Paris, France

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