December 12, 2012
Galerie Loevenbruck will present 2012 Marcel Duchamp prizewinners Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel as well as the 2006 Marcel Duchamp winner Phillip Mayaux.
Daniel Dewar (1976) and Grégory Gicquel (1975) have recently presented solo exhibitions at Les Collections de St Cyprien, France (2008), Palais de Toyko, Paris (2007) and FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France (2007). Their work has also been shown as part of ‘Dynasty’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2010) and "Less is more, more is more, that’s all!" (2008). They work between Bordeaux and Paris and are the 2012 recipients of the Prix Marcel Duchamp.
Philippe Mayaux is the 2006 Marcel Duchamp prize winner. He will present a part of his recent exhibition at the Gallery, Le Destin Des Fantomes, which includes scupltures and paintings.
“Philippe Mayaux is like a free-fall parachutist, capable of craziest pirouettes. Now this peerless stuntman indulges himself by landing systematically on his front, in a deliberately grotesque posture, copiously splashing the surroundings of the pool. Painter of placebos for domestic use, sculptor of electric logs, poet of the «fire which burns in a plasterboard hearth»; technician of the endless screw, originator of « l’avancée du Désert», Philippe Mayaux is a magnificent traitor; He makes us touch the sublime in order the better to break the toys which fascinate us.” Marc-Olivier Whaler