On the occasion of Unseen Amsterdam 2018 and part of the VIP program, In4Art will organize a spotlight exhibition for Paris based artist Roman Moriceau.
Roman Moriceau is interested in the influence of humanity on biodiversity and how we can control the nature instead being a part of it. Consequently, he observes, analyses and critics our relationship with an individualistic consumer-driven world.
In his works, he is intermixing disciplines and pushing the boundaries of silk print. He conducts research and experiments with unexpected various techniques. By twisting the technique, playing with appearance and disappearance and mixing it with different senses, Moriceau is able to create aesthetic works fitting with his context of nature. Beautiful, but with a strong survivalism. Making his work hybrid, dynamic and transformable over time. Seducing the observer to go beyond first-sight impressions and open up for unexpected encounters.
Central theme is how can we preserve nature in our fast-changing world? Moriceau helps us contemplate nature in its fragile and ephemeral condition, making it poetical and precious. He creates a contemporary ‘memento mori’ and is offering us an elixir.
Roman Moriceau (1976 – France) lives and works in Paris. He had the following solo exhibitions: Mono no aware at Archiraar Gallery (Brussels), Traumneustartversuch at Naked Soul in Hamburg (Ger), In heaven everything is fine at the Derouillon gallery (Paris), Smog at Kunsthaus Jetesberg (Ger), Corrélation at the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers (Fr), Roman Moriceau at the Maison Martin Margiela of Tokyo (Jp). Group exhibitions include: Fluo Noir at BIP 2018 (Be), Forms follows information at the Biennale Internationale Design of Saint-Etienne (Fr), Salon Montrouge (Fr), Courtes joies at Jean-Baptiste Bouvet studio in Berlin (Ger). The Museum of Angers published a catalogue of his works.
The In4Art Spotlight is a concept to give an international artist the possiblity to present work in the Netherlands and start building a network. It will be the first time that the work of Roman moriceau will be presented in the Netherlands. The Spotlight shows new works and developments. Therfore, the theme of this exhibition is <Studies>. The show will be accompanied with an artist talk and a guided tour with the artist to guide curiosity. Three works of Moriceau are included in the In4Art Open Collection, because of his research approach and use of various materials to strenthen his message on massa consumption, biodiversity and vanity.
When: September 21st – September 30th, 2018
Opening hours: during Unseen and in the weekends from 1pm -5pm or by appointment.
Where: In4Art Project Space, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 54, Amsterdam
Limited parking is available in the immediate surroundings. The nearest guarded parking at Het Muziektheater, parking Waterlooplein in the Valkenburgerstraat 238.
With public transport In4Art project space can be reached by tram 7, 9, 10 or 14 or metro 51, 53 or 54, Waterlooplein or Weesperplein stop (5 min walk)