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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

2020     Stand C15, Gilles Drouault Galerie/multiples, Paris, France

              Monde Miracle, Gilles Drouault Galerie/multiples, Paris, France

              Avec le Goût, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA

2019     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

2020     In Full Bloom, Cuturi Gallery, Singapore

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

              Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, 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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