Temps Mort

Mathieu Cherkit

November 24, 2017 - January 20, 2018

ALBADA JELGERSMA Gallery is pleased to announce Temps Mort, the first solo exhibition of Mathieu Cherkit in the Netherlands. The opening reception will be with in presence of the artist on Friday, November 24 from 5-9 pm. The exhibition runs through January 20.

The exhibition will showcase recent paintings by Mathieu Cherkit (Paris, 1982). Cherkit lives and works in Saint-Cloud, a suburb of Paris. The subject of his paintings is his grandparents’ house, where the artist lives with his wife and son. The result is an intimate look in his environment, transcending his everyday life onto the canvas. Using multiple layers of thick oil paint he paints the various rooms in his house filled with antiques, staircases, and a lush green garden surrounding the house. By offering a variety of perspectives and a mix of abstract elements, and diptychs, he invites us into his world.

In his paintings one sees the influences of David Hockney and Henri Matisse, but he is also influenced by the figurative painters Neo Rauch, Matthias Weischer and David Schnell, whose work he got familiar with after studying at the Hochshule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany. The idea to paint one’s own house is not a new one: Hockney, Monet, van Gogh are a few that come to mind. Yet, Mathieu Cherkit recreates his living space in his own way and that makes his work truly distinctive.

Mathieu Cherkit (1982) lives and works in Saint-Cloud, a suburb of Paris. Cherkit received both his graduate and postgraduate diploma in visual arts at the Nantes School of Art, Nantes, France. Recent solo exhibitions include Tajan, Paris (2017); Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris (2011, 2014, 2016); Centre d’Art Contemporain de Lacoux, France (2013); Musée des Avelines, Saint-Cloud, France (2012). Group exhibitions include Maison Particuliere, Brussels, Belgium (2015); L’œil du collectionneur, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France. His work is included in the Caldic Collection, Wassenaar, Netherlands; Fondation Salomon, Alex, France; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France; Fondation Colas, Paris, France and Musée des Avelines, Saint Cloud, France.

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