• Danysz Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the 24th edition of Art Paris, the leading spring event for modern and contemporary art. From April 7 to 10, 2022, on the occasion of this art fair which is part of an exceptional cultural and artistic renaissance of the City of Light, Danysz presents at booth E8 of the Grand Palais Ephémère works of artists from rich and varied universes that the gallery represents around the world, such as Felipe Pantone, Alexandre Farto alias Vhils, Jan Kalab, Rakajoo, Vincent Dubourg and Robert Montgomery. The presence of Danysz at this cosmopolitan art fair reflects the essence of the gallery, which fiercely advocates for an inclusive vision of contemporary art, through a selection of high-flying works by artists from diverse practices.

  • vincent dubourg

    vincent dubourg

    Known for his design furniture as well as his purely artistic creations, French artist Vincent Dubourg always claimed that art is meant to be a part of everyday life. From his studio deep in the countryside, which in itself is like a monumental piece of art, the artist creates works imbued with a strong connection with nature. Sculptural works made of bronze, terracotta, aluminium, steel, wood, and more, playing on fundamental oppositions like empty and full, earthly and celestial, masculine and feminine, wild and tame. Those are for Dubourg the ingredients of a new revolutionary aesthetic.

    Vincent Dubourg was born in Paris in 1977. He studied at École de Design de Nantes. His work has been shown in major institutions such as the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, or the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A monographs on his work was published by Norma Editions in 2017. He lives in Felletin, France.

    • Vincent Dubourg Conception, 2022 Print burned on wood 106 x 94 cm 41 1/2 x 37 1/2 in
      Vincent Dubourg
      Conception, 2022
      Print burned on wood
      106 x 94 cm
      41 1/2 x 37 1/2 in
    • Vincent Dubourg Embryon, 2022 Print burned on wood 134 x 79 cm 53 x 31 1/2 in
      Vincent Dubourg
      Embryon, 2022
      Print burned on wood
      134 x 79 cm
      53 x 31 1/2 in
    • Vincent Dubourg Fecondation, 2022 Print burned on wood 106 x 94 cm 41 1/2 x 37 1/2 in
      Vincent Dubourg
      Fecondation, 2022
      Print burned on wood
      106 x 94 cm
      41 1/2 x 37 1/2 in
    • Vincent Dubourg Paul-Matter of Soul, 2021 Aluminium 86 x 95 x 42 cm 33 7/8 x 37 3/8 x 16 1/2 in
      Vincent Dubourg
      Paul-Matter of Soul, 2021
      Aluminium
      86 x 95 x 42 cm
      33 7/8 x 37 3/8 x 16 1/2 in
  • jan kalab

    jan kalab

    Jan Kalab has always been looking for symbiosis between colors and shapes. Freeing himself from the angles imposed by the classic canvas, he started building his own frames since 2013 to create pieces at the crossing of painting and sculpture. First obsessed with geometry, he has then evolved toward organic shapes reminding you of amoebae, raindrops or flower petals. But if his paintings allude to the natural world, they remain decidedly abstract. “Once you simplify the artistic language,” he says, “there is no room for telling stories. Your message should be emotion.”

    Jan Kalab was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he was a pioneer of the graffiti scene in Czech Republic, and one of the founders of the iconic crew DSK. His work has seen evolved toward abstract painting. His work has been presented in important institutions such as the Oberhessisches Museum in Giessen, Germany, the MASP museum in São Paulo, BR, or the Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park, USA. He lives in Prague.

    • Jan Kalab Shadow Opal 621 , 2021 Acrylic on canvas stretched on hand-made wooden frame 150 x 150 cm 59 1/8 x 59 1/8 in
      Jan Kalab
      Shadow Opal 621 , 2021
      Acrylic on canvas stretched on hand-made wooden frame
      150 x 150 cm
      59 1/8 x 59 1/8 in
    • Jan Kalab Carnival Cloverleaf , 2021 Acrylic on 4 canvas stretched on hand-made wooden frame 120 x 120 cm 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
      Jan Kalab
      Carnival Cloverleaf , 2021
      Acrylic on 4 canvas stretched on hand-made wooden frame
      120 x 120 cm
      47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
    • Jan Kalab Smaragd Opal 621 , 2021 Acrylic on canvas stretched on hand-made wooden frame 122 x 122 cm 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
      Jan Kalab
      Smaragd Opal 621 , 2021
      Acrylic on canvas stretched on hand-made wooden frame
      122 x 122 cm
      47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
    • Jan Kalab Squeezed Grey, 2020 Acrylic on canvas streched on hand made wooden frame 104 x 138 cm 41 x 54 3/8 in
      Jan Kalab
      Squeezed Grey, 2020
      Acrylic on canvas streched on hand made wooden frame
      104 x 138 cm
      41 x 54 3/8 in
    • Jan Kalab Mini Noble Drop, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40 x 12 cm 23 1/2 x 16 x 4 1/2 in Edition of 18
      Jan Kalab
      Mini Noble Drop, 2022
      Acrylic on canvas
      60 x 40 x 12 cm
      23 1/2 x 16 x 4 1/2 in
      Edition of 18
    • Jan Kalab, courtesy Danysz gallery
      Jan Kalab
      Leaking Corner, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas streched on hand made wooden frame
      150 x 48 x 44 cm
      59 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 17 3/8 in
  • Robert Montgomery

    Robert Montgomery

    British artist Robert Montgomery is interested in “what it feels like on the inside to live in Late-Capitalism”. Often poetic, many of his works are displayed outdoors in a variety of mediums: posters, LED signs, woodwork set on fire in the context of performances. In his studio, he turns to painting, watercolor or wood carving. Tinted with melancholy, his words are sometimes charged with a sense of existential doom. Sometimes also beaming with hope. Ecology, war, apathy, alienation are some of his recurrent themes, with this underlying idea that “art can be transformative”.


    Robert Montgomery was born in Chapelhall, Scotland, in 1972. He was selected to represent the United Kingdom at the Lyon Biennale of contemporary art (France) in 2011, the Kochi Biennale (India) in 2012, and the Yinchuan Biennale (China) in 2016. He has produced large-scale light installations in the public space in various European cities like Berlin, London, Paris, Athens, and more. His work has been presented at the Aspen Art Museum (USA), the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (USA), or the Cer Modern Museum (Ankara, Turkey). His works are in the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Albright Knox Museum (USA). He lives in London.

    • Robert Montgomery Salvage Paradise, 2021 Recycled PVC, wood, copper and 12v LED 300 x 480 cm 118 1/8 x 189 in Edition of 5
      Robert Montgomery
      Salvage Paradise, 2021
      Recycled PVC, wood, copper and 12v LED
      300 x 480 cm
      118 1/8 x 189 in
      Edition of 5
    • Robert Montgomery The Sea Has No Name For America, 2018 Fire poem performance, Bombay Beach BIennale, California Giclee on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 109 x 162 cm 63 3/4 x 42 7/8 in Edition of 5
      Robert Montgomery
      The Sea Has No Name For America, 2018
      Fire poem performance, Bombay Beach BIennale, California
      Giclee on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
      109 x 162 cm
      63 3/4 x 42 7/8 in
      Edition of 5
    • Robert Montgomery Future is a Risk, 2021 Oak, polymer and 12volt LED lights 55 x 878 cm 21 5/8 x 345 5/8 in
      Robert Montgomery
      Future is a Risk, 2021
      Oak, polymer and 12volt LED lights
      55 x 878 cm
      21 5/8 x 345 5/8 in
    • Robert Montgomery Annunciation Painting (Enemies of the Icebergs and the Stars), 2019 Ara acrylic and glaze on canvas 190 x 120 cm 74 3/4 x 47 1/4 in
      Robert Montgomery
      Annunciation Painting (Enemies of the Icebergs and the Stars), 2019
      Ara acrylic and glaze on canvas
      190 x 120 cm
      74 3/4 x 47 1/4 in
    • Robert Montgomery Woodcut Panel (One Day), 2019 Pure gold leaf, tarnished gold and gold paint on carved wood 100 x 100 cm 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in Edition of 5
      Robert Montgomery
      Woodcut Panel (One Day), 2019
      Pure gold leaf, tarnished gold and gold paint on carved wood
      100 x 100 cm
      39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
      Edition of 5
    • Robert Montgomery The Trees will Riot, 2019 Ara acrylic and glaze on canvas 150 x 150 cm 59 1/8 x 59 1/8 in
      Robert Montgomery
      The Trees will Riot, 2019
      Ara acrylic and glaze on canvas
      150 x 150 cm
      59 1/8 x 59 1/8 in
  • Felipe Pantone

    Felipe Pantone

    Felipe Pantone aims at accuracy and rationality. His work is built on recurring forms that are like a nomenclature, a periodic table, or the bricks of a code intended to be combined endlessly within an evolving process where the artist introduces breaks, disruptions, changes of scale or, as he calls it, "jumps in space”. His work consists of a controlled chaos that is like a representation of our world in the digital age, creating a pictorial language that mirrors the dynamism and versatility of today’s digital reality.


    Felipe Pantone was born in 1986 in Buenos Aires and grew up in the south of Spain. He studied Fine Arts in Leeds and Valencia. His work has been exhibited in prestigious international institutions such as the Long Beach Museum in the United States or the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. He lives and works in Valencia, Spain.

    • Felipe Pantone, Painting, courtesy Danysz gallery
      Felipe Pantone
      Chromadynamica Manipulable #17, 2021
      UV paint on aluminum composite panel
      105 x 215 cm
      41 3/8 x 84 5/8 in
    • Felipe Pantone Chromadynamica Dimensional 4, 2021 UV paint on aluminum 200 x 120 x 120 cm 78 3/4 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
      Felipe Pantone
      Chromadynamica Dimensional 4, 2021
      UV paint on aluminum
      200 x 120 x 120 cm
      78 3/4 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
    • Felipe Pantone, Chromadynamica Painting, courtesy Danysz gallery
      Felipe Pantone
      Chromadynamica #133, 2021
      UV paint on PMMA
      150 x 330 cm
      59 1/8 x 129 7/8 in
    • Felipe Pantone and Pablo Limon, Chair #2, courtesy Danysz gallery
      Felipe Pantone
      Subtractive Variability Chair #2, collaboration with Pablo Limon, 2021
      UV paint on PMMA
      70 x 35 x 41 cm
      27 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 16 1/8 in
      Edition of 8
    • Felipe Pantone and Pablo Limon, Chair #1, courtesy Danysz gallery
      Felipe Pantone
      Subtractive Variability Chair #1, collaboration with Pablo Limon, 2021
      UV paint on PMMA
      70 x 35 x 41 cm
      27 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 16 1/8 in
      Edition of 8
    • Felipe Pantone Subtractive Variability Circular #2, 2018 UV ink on glass height 100 cm height 39 3/8 in
      Felipe Pantone
      Subtractive Variability Circular #2, 2018
      UV ink on glass
      height 100 cm
      height 39 3/8 in
  • RAKAJOO

    RAKAJOO

    “I learned drawing because I love to tell stories,” says Rakajoo. All at once painter, animation designer and boxing champion, this multifaceted artist creates acrylic and oil paintings that can be described as condensed narratives. He plays with perspective to better capture the gaze of the viewer, sometimes making allusions to artists he admires and who have influenced his thinking, like Vermeer or Whistler. He introduces variations that combine the codes of comics and animation movies with his pictorial practice to create a world endowed with its own graphic coherence.
     
    Baye-Dam Cissé a.k.a. Rakajoo graduated from the Art & Image department of Kourtrajmé School, founded by director Ladj Ly and JR. It was after returning to his roots in the land of his origins that he decided to take on his pseudonym. Spotted for the first time in 2008 within his boxing club where he painted a mural, in December of the same year he participated in an exhibition on the theme of sport, at the request of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation. Various group exhibitions followed, including one at the Palais de Tokyo in 2020, "Jusqu'ici tout va bien." In March 2021, he held his first solo exhibition, Les Trois Châteaux, at Danysz gallery. His second solo show at Danysz - Shanghai is forthcoming this year in April.

    • Rakajoo À la tombée de la nuit, 2021 Acrylic and oil on canvas 24 x 35 cm 9 1/2 x 14 in
      Rakajoo
      À la tombée de la nuit, 2021
      Acrylic and oil on canvas
      24 x 35 cm
      9 1/2 x 14 in
    • Rakajoo Aube, 2021 Acrylic and oil on canvas 40 x 30 cm 16 x 12 in
      Rakajoo
      Aube, 2021
      Acrylic and oil on canvas
      40 x 30 cm
      16 x 12 in
    • Rakajoo Façade, 2021 Acrylic and oil on canvas 24 x 30 cm 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
      Rakajoo
      Façade, 2021
      Acrylic and oil on canvas
      24 x 30 cm
      9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
    • Rakajoo Fenêtre, 2022 Acrylic and oil on canvas 60 x 90 cm 23 5/8 x 35 3/8 in
      Rakajoo
      Fenêtre, 2022
      Acrylic and oil on canvas
      60 x 90 cm
      23 5/8 x 35 3/8 in
    • Rakajoo Portrait bleu, 2022 Acrylic and oil on wood 80 x 60 cm 31 1/2 x 23 1/2 in
      Rakajoo
      Portrait bleu, 2022
      Acrylic and oil on wood
      80 x 60 cm
      31 1/2 x 23 1/2 in
    • Rakajoo Fondation, 2022 Acrylic and oil on canvas 195 x 310 cm 77 x 122 1/2 in
      Rakajoo
      Fondation, 2022
      Acrylic and oil on canvas
      195 x 310 cm
      77 x 122 1/2 in
  • Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso

    Growing up in Montmartre, Rakajoo was always fascinated by early 20th-century painters who used to live in this part of Paris and made a deep mark on art history. Among those, he always felt an immense admiration for Pablo Picasso. For Art Paris 2022 the two artists, the old legend and the young talent, are brought together for the first time with this beautiful drawing by the maestro.
     
    Les Fumeurs, 1951
    Dated top left : 23.12.51
    Certificate of authenticity issued by Claude Picasso on June 15, 2020
    Pencil and ink and ink wash on paper
    50.5 x 66 cm

     

     

     

  • VHILS

    VHILS

    “An archeology of the present” is how Alexandre Farto, a.k.a. VHILS, defines his work. The practice of the Portuguese artist reminds you of an excavation process in which his works appear like remnants recovered from the past, like ancient frescoes saved from oblivion. This archeology of the present is embodied by portraits of men and women, anonymous people for the most part. A poignant way of recalling the human reality at the core of the development of cities and infrastructures, and a way of highlighting this network of interdependencies that connect each community with the wider world.

     

    Alexandre Farto, a.k.a. VHILS, was born in 1987 in Portugal. He became active in Lisbon in the early 2000s in the world of graffiti artists. In 2008, he was invited by Banksy to participate in the Cans Festival in London, where his work was immediately hailed as one of the most innovative in recent years on the urban art scene. He now regularly presents exhibitions in major institutions around the world, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, or the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, where his first monographic exhibition in the United States was held in 2020. He lives and works between London and Lisbon.

    • Vhils Amber series #05, courtesy Danysz gallery
      Vhils
      Amber series #05, 2021
      Advertising posters, spray paint, glue, crystal epoxy
      85 x 49.5 x 15 cm ( piece )
      179 x 50.5 x 33.5 ( with podium )
    • Vhils Amber series #06 courtest Danysz gallery
      Vhils
      Amber series #06, 2021
      Advertising posters, spray paint, glue, crystal epoxy
      85 x 49.5 x 15 cm ( piece )
      179 x 50.5 x 33.5 ( with podium )
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