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The drawing “Pierre Soulages & the nurturing hand” 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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“Pierre Soulages & the nurturing hand” presents a painting by the French painter and engraver master of the Outrenoir. The engraving “Lithography n°28” dated 1970, is enthroned in a decor where the black exacerbates the light. The lighting is exotic with the iconic lamp “Pineapple” of the House Jansen. On a Louis XV console in wood and marble top, a fishbowl and a neo-classical obelisk by DNR itself, add a touch of modernity.
We also like the humor of Damien Nicolas Roux: is this little black fish really in its place? This is the question Manuel Crépon answers. He signs 12 narrative texts to accompany each drawing of the series. The printed booklet with all the texts and drawings will be included free of charge with the delivery.
Photo credit: Damien Nicolas Roux and Galerie Maison Dauphine.Discover the artist