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The drawing “Pablo Picasso & the Parakeet” belongs to the series “Room portraits”. In his works, Damien Nicolas Roux imagines sublime interiors decorated around a prestigious work. To stage the reproduced canvas, he inserts iconic furniture and lighting fixtures and collectors’ items. His freedom as a facetious artist sometimes leads him to construct a second mise en abyme. Thus he slips one of his own creations into this imaginary interior. Indeed, Damien Nicolas Roux is also a plastic artist and creates obelisks and pyramids in cardboard and brass. They fit perfectly into the decor. The work is in the work, but the artist too, since he plays to hide his signature (DNR) in his drawing, do you see it? Finally he never forgets to add a little life in the form of a human or animal presence.
Each drawing is accompanied by a colored paper mat in one of the colors recommended by the artist. A work with surprising and accomplished techniques, which mixes references to painting, architecture and decorative arts.
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“Pablo Picasso & the Parakeet” features an oil on canvas from 1947, “Woman with a green hat”. The painting is positioned above a Knole-style trimmed sofa (Knole is a 19th century British brand), on which a Kelly bag by Hermès sits elegantly. The ensemble is illuminated by an “Élysée” floor lamp by Pierre Paulin.
We also like the humor and tenderness of Damien Nicolas Roux: what is that parakeet doing on the sofa? This is the question that Manuel Crépon answers. He signs 12 narrative texts to accompany each drawing of the series. The booklet printed with all the texts and drawings will be attached free of charge to the delivery.
Photo credit: Damien Nicolas Roux and Galerie Maison Dauphine.Discover the artist