• Jul 29, 2014 at 7:00am to Aug 19, 2014 at 2:00pm
  • Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist Blandine Girerd in Verve of Abstraction.

Artist Blandine Girerd is a natural colorist. Her acrylic on canvas works are ripe with symbolism and anchored in figurative abstraction. Inspired by hue, vibration and music, her works are full of dynamically contrasting elements and are teeming with light. Gestural and instinctive, with a pure love of materiality, Girerd’s process incorporates the use of inks, scratching and collage for textural variety and plentiful rhythm. Delving into fantasy realms, her compositions invite a feeling of mystery and utilize color intensity as an expressive force. Although she favors blue, particularly darker shades and turquoise, no matter the color Girerd always rides fiercely to the psychological depth of her hues. Occasionally, she creates monochromatic works, zeroing in on the capacity of one color and mining its emotional and metaphysical riches.

Blandine Girerd was born in Beaune, a town located in the Burgundy region of France. Raised by a family of artists, her childhood living off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean with her mother and grandmother, both painters, was formative. The artist currently lives and works in Besançon.
Featured Artists:

Verve of Abstraction

Mona Askaer  |  Ben Bonart  |  Stuart Burton  |  Camilla Carlsson  |  Michelli Cockburn  |  Rebecca Coddington  |  Terry Formyduval  |  Gilberto Gillo  |  Aimee Gillen  |  Blandine Girerd  |  Karen Hochman Brown  |  Ibañez Torres  |  Debbie Klein  |  Carlene Lavender  |  Estrid Maria Eriksen  |  Lloyd Platt  |  Sara Rainoldi  |  Svetlana Romanova  |  Dora Votin

About the Exhibition

The lively, lovely and enlivening artworks in Verve of Abstraction possess all the energy and impact you would expect from creations which reflect both the irresistible power of instinct and the carefully judged effect of artistic ability and technique. The pieces effortlessly connect us to their process of creation, and make us happy to be taken along for the ride.

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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