Guillaume Toumanian: “Présences” Exhibition
The Muscari association is pleased to be partner of the Regard Sud gallery as part of the exhibition “Présences” by the painter Guillaume Toumanian, organized from March 14 to May 11, 2019.
“Something is coming, face to face, frontally in front of us. From the bodies that fall, the truncated busts of the beginning, it is the same refusal of model. Nothing poses for the painter which could arrange or dispose the decor. Something comes up or pops up. Which is not decorative. It is this vibration of the apparition that must be transmitted. Guillaume Toumanian paints: he does it with conviction, as if, in this ancestral and almost ageless gesture, the immemorial apparition of the visible replayed itself: its violence or its break-in, its renewed miracle”.
Dominique Rabaté (from “Toujours, le geste essentiel de peindre”, January 2019)
Opening on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9pm, in the presence of Guillaume Toumanian
Edition of an exhibition catalog with the artist’s dedication
Location: Regard Sud gallery (1-3 rue des Pierres Plantées – 69001 Lyon)
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 7pm and by appointment
Born in Marseille in 1974, Guillaume Toumanian lives and works in Bordeaux. He studied at the Michel Montaigne University and attended in parallel the workshops of the annex of the School of Fine Arts in Bordeaux. In 1997, he obtained a master’s degree in visual arts and started a teaching career. His first solo exhibition was organized in 1999 following his meeting with the gallerist Fabrice Galvani. In 2017, Guillaume Toumanian is the winner of the “Grand Prix Bernard Magrez”. His work is inspired by his many travels and artistic residencies (China, Armenia, etc.).
REGARD SUD GALLERY
Regard Sud was created in 1998, at the instigation of its director Abdellah Zerguine, with the main objective of promoting the cultures of the world, around the Mediterranean and elsewhere, in order to create a platform for exchanges around contemporary art practices of visual art and cinema.