The yin and the yang. Water and fire. The day and the night. Laura and Alexandre! In other words: one does not go without the other. The ten years of the Lazarew gallery, located on rue du Perche, remind us that its history is that of a beautiful complementarity of two characters, two looks, two life trajectories almost opposite to each other. At the start of their professional adventure, he was 72, she was 26.

A decade later, the two partners have retained their differences but the same freshness, the same childish wonder, the same admiration for their artists. “Art is childhood, that’s it,” says Laura de Pontchara, quoting Rainer Maria Rilke. Art, added the Austrian poet, is not knowing that the world already exists, and making it one. Not destroying what we find, but simply not finding anything completed. Nothing but possibilities. Nothing but desires. »

Olivier Catté, #1701 – 2017 – Mixed media on cardboard
Sergey Kononov, Untitled – 06/03/2020 – Oil on canvas

It is this sensitivity and this spirit of freedom, which from 2011, governed the original and relevant choices of Alexandre Lazarew and Laura de Pontchara. Le Marais Mood has been interested since the beginning in their gallery where a wind of freedom blows. We appreciate the unexpected work of in-house artists. Our favorites: Olivier Catté, who works with a cutter on cardboard recovered from the street and Sergey Kononov, a virtuoso who first exhibited when he was 19 years old.

Aharon Gluska, Imagined Landscapes – Ink, acrylic, pigments on paper, mounted on canvas
Rafiy OKEFOLAHAN, Untitled – 2020 – Mixed media on canvas

But the list of pleasant surprises does not end there. It includes the pigment landscapes (Imagined Landscape) of the Israeli Aharon Gluska, the “soul portraits” on paper of the Beninese Rafiy Okefolahan or the photographer Louis Oke-Agbo, also from Beninese, who anchors his portraits of “invisibles” in their environment. Let us also mention Guillaume Toumanian, Pierre Daquin, Claude Como, Evrard & Koch, Marchal Mithouard and Amélie Bigard (recently graduated from Beaux-Arts).

Exhibition by Louis Oké Agbo, Rafiy Okéfolahan, Syl Pâris Kouton – Empreinte Vaudou

Like the previous ones, each of them exhibits a work at Alexandre and Laura from September 14 to 25. A lovely way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of a bold and sincere duo.

The Lazarew Gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary from September 4 to 25

Lazarew Gallery
14, rue du Perche, 75003 Paris
From Tuesday to Saturday 14AM - 19PM
Closed Monday and Sunday
Tel: +01 (44)61 28 73 XNUMX XNUMX

Katia Barillot and Axel Gyldén

02.09.21

Susumu Shingu, praise of slowness

Susumu Shingu, praise of slowness

At the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger gallery, a century-old space at the bottom of a courtyard, around thirty drawings and kinetic sculptures, moving works by the Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, are displayed. It was a trend in vogue in the 1950s, led by artists such as the Athenian Takis or the Brazilian Soto.

Ethan Murrow and his hymn to plants

Ethan Murrow and his hymn to plants

The Girls of Calvaire gallery, sheltered at the back of a courtyard, is hosting the solo show “Magic Soil” by the American Ethan Murrow until November 25. A unique set of around fifteen paintings and drawings that pay homage to nature.

Marilyn forever

Marilyn forever

Sixty years after her death, Marilyn still embodies the eternal feminine. In the heart of the Marais, Joseph gallery, the Monroe Experience offers a digital and poetic exhibition until November 21, to better understand the myth and the woman, a start-up before her time, entrepreneur and modern for the time (sexual freedom , psychoanalysis etc.).

The best tattoo parlors in Marais

The best tattoo parlors in Marais

Tattooing, an age-old practice, has long been the prerogative of convicts, dock workers, the underworld and sailors. Although it has become democratized, now affecting all profiles and concerning one in five French people, including 16% women compared to 10% men, it still remains taboo due to its definitive and transgressive nature.

Piccola Mia, the pizzas of the Republic

Piccola Mia, the pizzas of the Republic

On the Place de la République, a brasserie with Italian accents has just opened, which quickly made people forget the old Pizza Pino. Welcome to Piccola Mia, the fruit of the joyful encounter between Italian chef Denny Imbroisi, pizza chef Julien Serri and mixologist Matthias Giroud who creates a creative cocktail menu.