Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature French artist, Christian Perez de Carvasal, in The Rhythm of Color. The exhibition is scheduled to run from September 13, 2011 through October 4, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011).


About the Artist

Combining symbolic elements of the figurative and the abstract, French artist Christian Perez de Carvasal creates stunning canvases that reflect all the movement and energy intrinsic to city life. Inspired by a childhood in Paris, the artist paints sprawling scenes highlighting the majesty of modern architecture and the dynamism of crowded sidewalks and streets. Yet interspersed amid his urban landscapes are peaceful humanlike creatures which serve in juxtaposition to the harried pace that commonly defines city life. He explains, “I am inspired by urban life, people in motion, architecture, and colors. My mission is to provoke emotional and political reflections and visual expressions.”


One of the hallmarks of Carvasal’s work is his use of pure color accentuated with rich, complex textures. His powerful hues are set in edgy compositions that rely on a distinct use of line and geometric form. By combining a variety of techniques and forms, he is able to infuse his cityscapes with new meanings, bridging the mythologies of urban life to explore the depth of experience within.


Exhibition Dates: September 13, 2011 – October 4, 2011

Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

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About the Exhibition:

The artists in The Rhythm of Color celebrate the vibrant energy and captivating charm that working with different hues and textures can develop and reveal. Full of movement, exuberance and inspiration, these works present various aspects of our world in ways that will gift the audience with a new appreciation for the wonder that surrounds us.


Featured Artists:

The Rhythm of Color: John Stevenson, Madeleine Arnett, Mireille Ligterink, Christian Perez de Carvasal, Fred Mou, Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo"), Weeda Hamdan

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