Painting
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
Elissa MARCHAL
autre
Elissa MARCHAL
autre
Elissa MARCHAL
Sculpture
Elissa MARCHAL

Introduction

Born in Paris in 1973 where she lives and works, Elissa Marchal belongs to this generation of artist that followed the footsteps of both the twentieth century abstraction movements, and the Modernist of the twenty-first century such as Mondrian and Matisse. Not only does her work recall those past, it also aims to renew and refresh those artistic concepts.

 

For example, while maintaining a homogeneous texture of colour in her Constructions, Elissa Marchal creates a paradoxical lightness to her intricate sculptural works by dripping paint on its extremities with colour gradients. The contradiction that emerges between the material, the technique and the colour enables to create a painterly composition without any strokes, something that is new, more physical than traditional painting and yet that links to former influences such as Jackson Pollock and Frank Stella.

 

This technical and theoretical exploration continues with the Jalousies, Cadres and the Horizon series, where colours, reflection and emptiness question the boundaries between different mediums. In the Cadres series Elissa Marchal uses only one constitutive elements of the painting medium, its frame, to create an object that challenges the traditional perception of image making.

 

Similarly, Jalousies with its subtle linearity and minimalistic appeal, unveils through thin reflections of colour on the white wall a larger problematic. What are the limits of the art object and what parts of the spectactor's subjectivity plays into this conceptual construction? Both art and spectator are at constant interplay.

 

This process continues with the Horizon series. The spectator is confronted to the double perception of attraction and repulsion, through the contrast of two equally sized coloured rectangle, and the creation of a border between both on the painting. This new frontier of colour, thus, allows for an infinite reading and aesthetic experience, varying between its two minimalistic but intense poles.

 

Her work is a continual reflexion on the role of shape and colour within the medium of painting. She has often participated in the Salon de Montrouge and the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles which are two mainstay of the French art scene to discover new talented artists.

Biography

Solo exhibitions


2020

  • Horizons, La Borne, POCTB, Orléans, France

 


2019

  • Révéler, baudoin lebon, Paris, France


2017

  • Horizons et Sédimentations, Galerie Anne-Laure Jalouneix, Bordeaux, France
  • Horizons, Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, Bourgogne, France


2014

  • Medium 1.14 - Horizontales et verticales, Galerie Anne-Laure Jalouneix, Bordeaux, France


2013

  • Assemblages, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France

 


Group exhibitions


2020

  • Blancs, Galerie Abstract Project, Paris, France
  • Ce qui aurait pu êtreGalerie Abstract Project, Paris, France


2019

  • Pause, Atelier de François Jeune - Centre d'art Le Hézo, Morbihan
  • Art Elysée, baudoin lebon, Paris, France


2017

  • Lignes, Harmonies et Contrepoints, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet, France
  • Couleurs plurielles, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet, France
  • De l'original au multiple, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet, France
  • Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris - Exposition événement à l'occasion de la sortie du catalogue 2007-2017
  • Carrément 4, Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris, France


2016

  • Hommage au carré, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet, France
  • Petits formats, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France


2015

  • De rendez-vous en rendez-vous, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France
  • Thought on Paper, Gallery Satoru, Tokyo, Japon


2014

  • De rendez-vous en rendez-vous, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France
  • Toujours simple, Galerie ParisCONCRET, Paris, France
  • Service Culturel de Gentilly Propositions d'acquisition pour le Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain
  • Regard sur la jeune abstraction contemporaine, Galerie Le Corbusier, Trappes-en-Yvelines


2013

  • Couleurs, lueurs &co, Service Culturel de Gentilly, France
  • Line upon line, Galerie Paris CONCRET, Paris, France


2012

  • Novembre à Vitry, France


2011

  • Novembre à Vitry, France


2010

  • Gallery Satoru, Tokyo, Japon


2009

  • Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Satoru, France


2008

  • Salon de Mai


2007

  • Novembre à Vitry, France
  • Salon de Montrouge
  • Salon des Réalités Nouvelles
  • Gallery Satoru, Tokyo, Japon

 

2006

  • Centre culturel de St-Genis-Pouilly, Ain, France
  • Salon de Montrouge
  • Salon des Réalités Nouvelles


2005

  • Salon des Réalités Nouvelles

 

2004

  • Salon des Réalités Nouvelles

public collections

 

 


texts

For example, while maintaining a homogeneous texture of colour in her Constructions, Elissa Marchal creates a paradoxical lightness to her intricate sculptural works by dripping paint on its extremities with colour gradients. The contradiction that emerges between the material, the technique and the colour permits to create a painterly composition without any strokes, something that is new, more physical than traditional painting and yet that links to former influences such as Jackson Pollock and Frank Stella.

This technical and theoretical exploration continues with the Jalousies, Cadres and the Horizon series, where colours, reflection and emptiness question the boundaries between different mediums. In the Cadres series Elissa Marchal uses only one constitutive elements of the painting medium, its frame, to create an object that challenges the traditional perception of image making.

Similarly, Jalousies with its at first subtle linearity and minimalistic appeal, unveils through thin reflections of colour on the white wall a larger problematic. What are the limits of the art object and what parts of the spectactor?s subjectivity plays into this conceptual construction.  Both art and spectator are at constant interplay.

A process that continues with the Horizon series. The spectator is confronted to the double perception of attraction and repulsion, through the contrast of two equally sized coloured rectangle, and the creation of a border between both on the painting. This new frontier of colour, thus, permits an infinite reading and aesthetic experience, varying between its two minimalistic but intense poles.

Exhibitions

Javier BALMASEDA / Lawrence CARROLL / DUBUFFET / Tschang-Yeul KIM / Alain LEMOSSE / Robert MALAVAL / Elissa MARCHAL / OBJECTAL / A-Sun WU
Elissa MARCHAL