Idir Davaine French, b. 1990
Shapes and Nature, 2020
Sans-titre - Or, Lianes, Araignée, 2020
La Soeur: Collier Precieux, Ombre Pourpre, Ciel Bleu , 2020
Le Frère: Double Coeurs, Soleil Couchant, Gentil Serpent Multicolore, 2020
Sans-titre: Grand Serpent Doré , 2020
Sans-titre: Ruines, Marécages, Pollen, Crépuscules, 2020
Sans-titre: Grande Ombre Bleue, Feuille de Chênes, Pollen , 2020
Sans-titre: Palme, Lianes, Racines, 2020
Sans-titre: Bronze, Marais, Coeur, Couleuvre, 2020
Sans-titre: Étude de Broussailles, Contre-forme, Couronne, 2020
Sans-titre: Sneaky King , 2020
Sans-titre (En hommage à Vendredi 2 - Deux Grands Soleils, Épaves, Bois Flottant, Algues), 2020
Idir Davaine draws inspiration from the environments we inhabit. Davine wanders around with a camera in hand, spontaneously taking snapshots of everyday life. The artist has amassed a collection of visuals, of what could be said to be a constellation of different time and space continuums. As certain silhouettes start to emerge from this imagery, Davaine isolates and extracts various shapes and forms belonging to familiar elements, such as plants and trees, incorporating them into his paintings.
This fragmented imagery goes through a process of manipulation, leading to the emergence of distorted forms taking on open and fluid qualities that play on a sense of unusual familiarity. Davaine’s painterly gestures of freeing such forms from their materialities, straddles between the real and the illusory, playing with our perceptions.
Each canvas then bears an assemblage of shapes and forms, decisively manipulated and dispersed to produce a visual composition that hints at storytelling and narrative. Such process sees Davaine’s conscious reiteration of manipulation in his approach that not only challenges, but also plays with our perceptible realities
Davaine’s paintings point to an illusory of the real. He invites viewers to locate and identify various elements from his paintings, towards unravelling and constructing the narratives behind them on their own terms.
2020 Sneaky Treasures, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore
2016 Cavale, Galerie Le Huit, Paris
2020 Out of the Blue, Galerie Slika, Lyon, France
In Full Bloom, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore
2019 Paris Peinture Plus #2, Galerie Slika, programme Résonnance, Lyon, France
Paris Peinture Plus, Galerie MR14, Paris, France
Morceaux Choisis, Galerie Bubenberg, Paris, France
2018 Félicità, Beaux Arts de Paris, France
2017 We are the ones painters, Carlsberg Byen Gallerie, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chaideny, a great opening, Chaideny, Paris, France
3FPJ-2, au Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
3FPJ, Galerie Arts Factory, Paris, France
Pink Flamingo, Galerie Agent Moderne, Paris, France
Printers Matters, our Mad à la Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Casse et vol!, Galerie MR14, Paris, France
Gouffre, Galerie Agnès B, Paris, France
2016 Studio Fotokino, Marseille, France
Main dans la main, Galerie de la Rotonde, Paris, France
Parages, Double-séjour, Paris, France
Sneaky TreasuresIdir Davaine 5 - 20 Sep 2020Cuturi Gallery is delighted to present Sneaky Treasures, a solo exhibition by French artist Idir Davaine (b. 1990, France). Adopting a seemingly playful and intuitive approach, Davaine returns with his...
In Full BloomGroup Exhibition 5 - 29 Mar 2020 Exhibitions
Sneaky Treasures by Idir DavaineDewi Nurjuwita, Timeout Singapore, September 6, 2020
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5 Things to Do in Singapore This Week: 31st August to 6th September 2020Shiva Ramkumar, City Nomads, August 30, 2020
Participate in a Story Slam at The Projector or Explore an Art-Filled Neighbourhood This WeekAmelia Yeo and Hong Xinying, Singapore Tatler, March 16, 2020
Cuturi Gallery Presents 'In Full Bloom'The Artling Team, The Artling, February 25, 2020
Opening Weekend: Sneaky Treasures by Idir Davaineat the Helutrans Artspace 5 - 6 Sep 2020Cuturi Gallery is delighted to present Sneaky Treasures, a solo exhibition by French artist Idir Davaine. Adopting a seemingly playful and intuitive approach, Davaine returns...
Opening Night: In Full BloomGroup Exhibition at Cuturi Gallery 5 Mar 2020We are delighted to present Cuturi Gallery’s latest exhibition: In Full Bloom. A group exhibition that will feature 13 artworks from 13 contemporary artists and...