Evelyne Huet: Dear Humans at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea




Evelyne Huet, Fly Me Away, 2016 digital print, Disc plexiglass/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Atlantic Gallery opened its doors to a new solo exhibition by French artist Evelyne Huet entitled Dear Humans, exploring the complexity of human emotions, imagining both their genesis and their evolution ~ with 21 digital paintings, using a unique and thoughtful method.

Evelyne Huet, Urban Violence, 2016, digital print, Disc plexiglass/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

As if without sight, Huet paints on a screen using her fingertips, simplifying the lines and shapes of bodies, often just the face, to the extreme, searching to discover feelings such as happiness, fear, and pain, as well as more universal expressions of religions, myths, and history.

Through layers of color, she builds complex images that reflect the multitude of experiences which encompass the universal human condition. Her training as a mathematician informs her creative practice. “I chose to study this discipline for its infinitely dreamlike dimension,” she explains. Her expertise emerges in her study of the human form, which she reduces to its most basic elements. This is mirrored in the refined palette, which is simplified to minimal colors so as to allow her to focus on the expression of emotion.

Evelyne Huet, the Civil Rights (2), 2018, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

The digital images are printed in Brussels with a DiasecĀ® finish, in limited editions of three, signed and numbered. Evelyne Huet lives and works in Paris.

Evelyne Huet’s solo exhibition Dear Humans will be on view from March 12 through March 30, 2019 at Atlantic Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540, in Chelsea. Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 6-8pm.