Corinne Garese's Figurative Paintings: Blending Classic and Modern Styles

Top Quote Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Bordeaux artist Corinne Garese in The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France. The exhibition runs through July 28th, 2016. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2016 - The figurative paintings, still lifes, and portraits by French artist Corinne Garese work to bridge the past and the future, as the artist skillfully blends classic artistic conventions and styles with decidedly modern elements. Each figurative painting is executed with a sense of elegance and detail, and a strong emphasis on decorative elements inspired by trompe l'œil. At the same time, her colors are luminous and compelling, often applied with a strong sense of contrast and dynamicism that speaks more to our post-modernist world.

    A notable feature of Garese's work is her use of texture and brushstroke to set a mood and create a unique blend of traditional and modern motifs within the work. The artist explains her approach as such: "The oil paints on canvas bear a rich texture that allows for light strokes of the brush, sometime vague and others more pronounced. The touches of a putty knife give energy and modernity to my style." Indeed, Garese's paintings serve to remind her viewers of simpler times, as they rediscover forgotten themes and artistic conventions.

    Corinne Garese currently lives and works in the southwest of France in Bordeaux.

    Exhibition Dates: July 8, 2016 - July 28, 2016
    Reception: Thursday July 14, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
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    Featured Artists:
    The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France
    Corinne Garese | Hervé Fayolle | Chantal Le Brun | Naji | Alexis de Moussac | Dominique Cracco

    About the Exhibition
    French Art Entices and Inspires at Agora Gallery
    Agora Gallery brings together six of the most compelling artists working in France today for The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France. One representative painter, one photographer, and four abstract painters are featured, all of whom share an important set of stylistic traits. Bold colors combined in sophisticated ways, complex compositions, and an emphasis on high energy define these works. Yet each artist is completely distinct from the next: candid portraiture, posed and stylized surrealism, and flights of pure imagination are all part of the exhibition. Among the works are experimentation with shape and texture, globe-trotting street scenes, Technicolor mountain landscapes, and a new perspective on the human figure. Enriched but not overshadowed by strong cultural ties and a prominent place in art history, the voices of modern France are diverse and vibrant.

    About Agora Gallery
    Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea's fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery's expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization's specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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