Tu me fais tourner la tête

Ivan Messac

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  • Screen print with collage
  • Fabriano Accademia 350gr Paper
  • Image Size: 43 x 53 cm
  • Total Size: 60 x 75 cm
  • No. of Colors: 4
  • Date: 2020
  • 100 units
  • Ref.: S36118

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The Dance of Colors and Shapes

The new realisms defended and disseminated by the French critic Pierre Restany marked in the 60s, together with Pop and the new figurations, the return to the real, a fundamental trend in that period that accompanies the informalisms coming from the previous decade and theorized by Umberto Eco and the emergence of tumultuous writing-painting, which left its mark on abstraction. The field of painting is remade with the image of a reality progressively invaded by the great mythologies of everyday life, represented here by Yvan Messac (b. 1948), exponent of International Narrative Figuration and the youngest of this group that gave birth to discovered in 1977 at the Daily Mythologies Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
Pop Art, photography, advertising and cinema are sources of inspiration for Figuraçã The Narrative is a work that is based on the celebration of color and movement, which we can see in these two screen prints, one of which is printed on a mirrored surface.

Both editions are dedicated to dance, representing a nocturnal atmosphere where the arabesques of lines evolve in an imaginary spectacle in which the true characters and protagonists are the color, vibrant and contrasted, the suggested and audacious movement and the form that results from a complicit look at reality.

In Pas trop de macaroni dans le Pathé Marconi, the figures are cut out on planes of smooth colors that overlap in a plastic space of great dynamism, in tune with the rhythms of the music there. suggested. As in Tu me fais tourner la tete, to which the moon and stars give a romantic atmosphere in keeping with the title.


Maria João Fernandes (AICA)


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