2013-12-07 01:34:29 - NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of France artist Alain Patrini in Sensorial Realms
Alain Patrini’s intimate acrylic paintings are portraits, not only of individual people but of an atmosphere and way of life as a whole. Patrini draws his scenes from the daily ins-and-outs of Penne-on-Huveaune, a town tucked into the stirring landscape of southeast France. His works are both familiarly pastoral — a fisherman waiting patiently by the water, a single tree leaning into the wind — and distinctly Mediterranean. His farmers stoop to reap beautiful armfuls of lavender, and his orchards are filled with rich olive and almond trees. Patrini paints them all with quiet sensitivity, cropping his compositions and letting an individual fill the frame, though that person is often doing nothing but contemplating the land or the task ahead.
Through radical color contrasts and the artist’s refusal to individualize facial features, his figures nevertheless connect seamlessly with the land. They are painted as part of the earth’s natural cycle.
Alain Patrini was born in Aubagne, France, and has since exhibited across his home country. After drawing all his life, he began teaching himself painting in 1980.
Exhibition Dates: December 17, 2013 – January 9, 2014
Reception: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/alain_patrini.aspx
About the Exhibition
Through the artwork of Sensorial Realms the audience is reminded of the unending power of curiosity to illuminate aspects of both ourselves and our lives. The creations resonate on a visual, mental and emotional level, touching the audience in multiple and manifold ways. The artists whose works appear in Pathway to Abstraction present their individual perspectives in entertaining and energetic pieces whose considerable appeal lies in their ability to shed new light on old mysteries while leaving new secrets tantalizingly hidden. The works in The Odyssey Within display a degree of enlightened introspection that is both rare and intensely alluring. Combined with a perceptive view of the world, the result is a collection of unforgettable and enduring art.
Susan E. Ash | Laurent Bardou | Jane Coco Cowles | Fred Di Vito | Manuel Franch | Alan Mantle | Alain Patrini | Kate Piekutowski | Miguel Pineiro | Marie-Luise Quandt | Dorothy Slikker | Tony Tichene | Solveig Edda Vilhjálmsdóttir | Marcus Viljoen | Ursel Wilhelm
The Odyssey Within
Sergio Boldrin | Matilde Calamai | Silvio Cortellini | Roberto Del Fabbro | Marco Klee Fallani | Giulio Cesare Matusali | Ludmilla Radchenko | Luigi Serra da Teramo
Pathway to Abstraction
Dan Bunea | Yves Chamly | Antonia Covarrubias | Leander Fontaine | Ángela García | Kristina Garon | Darci Gerhard | Erasmo Jorge Gomez | Yaraslav Klimkouski | Leo Komuro | Masoome Moradkhani ("Masi") | Lili | Shireen Mussa | Heebeom Park | Julian Van Dyke | Juan Vicente Vega | Oscar Zamora
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.