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Valerie Delaunay Gallery presents “Expressions 2.0″ in our Art District Gallery !

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 03/27/2015 | Art News

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and Valérie Delaunay gallery are pleased to present a group show with Lifang, Matthieu Boucherit Julien Spianti, Valentin van der Meulen and Pascal Vilcollet entitled “Expressions 2.0″.

From April 2nd to 16th, the Valérie Delaunay gallery invests the Art District Gallery of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. On this occasion, a selection of works by artists from the emerging contemporary art scene will be presented.
Conceived and organized by Valérie Delaunay, this group show takes the party to present only painters, offering another figuration to abstraction border.
Will be exposed Lifang that offers an energetic painting, carved shots of small areas of color from sculpting his characters, Matthew Boucherit whose paint work has other plans as we hustle and lift the inconsistencies of a company that he considers asleep and Julien Spianti whose complex works can be seen as a last life instinct.
The exhibition will also present the work of Valentin van der Meulen and Pascal Vilcollet, both exhibited last year at the Valérie Delaunay gallery.

Exhibition «Expressions 2.0», Art District Gallery

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 6pm (free entrance)
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris – 41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Tel :+33 (0) 1 42 99 98 81 –

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To celebrate Easter with the people you loved: get your tintype portraits done!

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 03/12/2015 | Art News

artbookstore-portraitSaturday, April 4th and Sunday 5th, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and the Art Bookstore invite Hamid Blad to realize your tintype portrait. 

Watch the picture change from blue negative to a warm positive print on glass or on a metal plate and leave with an unique masterpiece.

Portrait made on a 13×18 cm glass or metal plate according to wet plate collodion* process. By taking over this technique, Hamid Blad realizes timeless pictures, with a touch of classicism and modernity. Plan 30 minutes for a portrait. 190€. Upon reservation

*Collodion is nitrocellulose (a.k.a. guncotton) dissolved in sulfuric and nitric acid with ethyl alcohol and ether added, applied to a glass plate. When the treacly mixture becomes frozen, the plate is immersed in a silver nitrate bath resulting in a light-sensitive layer of silver iodide. The plate is then drained and transferred in an airtight frame to light. These operations are made of course in camera obscura. It is then possible to shoot with a view camera on this wet plate. It must be immediately developed then fixed. On glass plate, this technique leads to an ambrotype. The wet collodion process, discovered by the English man Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, was very popular until 1870-1880 around the world, because it was the first negative-positive process that gave sharp (near grain-less), detailed prints.

The Art Bookstore 
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris – 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 42 99 98 81 –

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Jean-François Cazeau Gallery confronts Sudaporn Teja and Art Khmer in our “Art District” Gallery !

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 03/19/2015 | Art News

tableau2In partnership with the Thaillywood foundation and Raffles group, Jean-François Cazeau gallery confronts Khmer art and contemporary art in our Art District Gallery. The exhibition is focused on a selection of representative sculptures from Bayon and Angkor Vat style and the abstract work of Sudaporn Teja, a young Thai artist from Thaillywood Artist Residency.

This young artist lives between Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand where she was born in 1986.
Her work is spiritual and sincere. Although her paintings seem to fall under lyrical abstraction, even abstract expressionism, Sudaporn hasn’t been impacted. We can find through her works, a part of automatic gesture where the artist expresses her private and spontaneous feelings directly on the painting, not only by the color but also by the texture, celebrating the act of painting is a personal communicative act.

Khmer art is spread along the Mekong basin, in Cambodia, from the 6th to the 15th century. Angkor period, the most lavish, is situated between the 9th and the 13th century. During this period, the artistic production has been rich and of high-quality, inspired from gods and religious Buddhist and Hindus themes. Whether they represent Buddha, a king or an hindu god, the inspiration has a religious footprint, seeking for a perfect balance, of calm and serenity.

Exhibition « Sudaporn Teja and Khmer Art», Art District Gallery

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 6pm (free entrance)
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris – 41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Tel :+33 (0) 1 42 99 98 81 –

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