Face after face, one has the feeling to see always the same female character with large eyes to oblong in shape, her lips bright red and orange and her nails painted with varnish or dapper. And yet, in this series of formats, large and small, round and square, acrylics and pastels (from $ 3,500), the variations are linked to the pace clocked a Bach fugue.
Influenced by the cubism of Picasso and Braque, Brian Calvin, born in 1969 in California, is also a painter nourished by surrealism and pop art But looking closely, the portraits in the colours ultravitaminées – bearing the marks of the cosmetic surgery (except on the big nose!) – are alive and well today. “Several times a week, people ask me: “What do you paint?” I reply: “people””, like to tell the Californian, which is just how organic his contemporaries. Find yourself with Immersive 3D tour of this exhibition.
Galerie Almine Rech 64, rue de Turenne (Iii).
Tel.: 01 45 83 71 90 . Hours: de 11 h à 19 h, mar. at the sam. until 6 April.