Allouche Gallery is pleased to present new bodies of work by French artists Lou Ros and Valentin van der Meulen meant to sharpen your own creative lens.
Come along ~ and bring your imagination. View the works of two artists who will give us a hint, a feeling, a sense of what we wish to see through our own personal lens. How our minds-eye completes the work is up to the viewer, with some wishing to create diligently, while others feel the message is already well done.
Lou Ros in acrylic, oil and pastel; Valentin van der Meulen in charcoal and black stone in an exhibit that may remind the viewer of Met Breuer’s first exhibition in 2016 entitled, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.
Now, about the artists ~ Lou Ros is a 33 year old Parisian artist, inspired by the expressionists. “Through the colors, brush strokes, composition, background and rhythm of the painting, I attempt to create works which truly represent bodies in space without distortion. Without having a clear idea of the final result, I stop my work before it seems finished.” Ros finishes his work at the exact moment when the structure becomes clear. The viewer is left to imagine the details.
Similarly, 39 year old French artist Valentin van der Meulen’s work tells part of a story, allowing the observer to imagine its completion. As French philosopher and critic, Eliette Abecassis explains, “Valentin van der Meulen’s work in charcoal includes drawing as a process from its fabrication to its deconstruction in order to question the object that image is ~ to alter it to question its story and its legacy, placing the viewer in the center of his subject.”
Lou Ros Featuring Valentin van der Meulen will be on view to June 3, 2018 at Allouche Gallery, 82 Gansevoort Street, NYC directly across from The Whitney and the High Line.