Lumière Contemporary Art gallery is privileged and honored to welcome the works of eight female Parisian artists, Angelina Guez, Anne Podevyn, Christina Drakos, Jannie Guedj, Marie-Jeanne Avgerinos, Martine Pierson, Mi Gaudin and Yoko Piekolek-Furusawa.
This is a collective show with abstract figurative paintings that have been created in the last five years in Paris.
Today, a critical mass of female painters are embracing figuration, diversifying it, and pushing the conversation around it forward. Abstract paintings are presented here, where we recognize the subjects and objects depicted and inspired by live models, nature, and particularly trees.
There are many theoretical ideas behind abstract art. While some have taken the idea of ‘art for art’s sake’ (that art should be purely about the creation of beautiful effects), others have proposed art can or should be like music, in that just as music is patterns of sound, art’s effects should be created by pure patterns of form, colour and line.
The idea, derived from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, that the highest form of beauty lies not in the forms of the real world but in geometry, is also used in discussion of abstract art, as is the idea that abstract art, since it does not represent the material world, can be seen to represent the spiritual.
Engaging with a broad range of media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, ink from china and charcoal the eight female artists exhibiting, created their works with inspiration and passion. They all are widely represented in public and private collections and have shown their art in Parisian galleries, in Art Fairs, Cultural centers and Municipality halls in France.