Mathieu Cherkit: Perma-Peinture

8 May - 5 June 2021

ALBADA JELGERSMA Gallery is pleased to announce Mathieu Cherkit’s third solo exhibition in thegallery, Perma-Peinture. The exhibition will open Saturday, May 8, from 2-6 pm in presence of the artist. 
For the last two years, Mathieu Cherkit (Paris, 1982) has been living in an old school and town house, in Vallery,outside Paris. For anyone who is familiar with his work this is important informatio n, as the artist exclusivelypaints his home surroundings.In his third exhibition at the gallery, we will be showi ng a series of paintings from 2020 and 2021, rangingfrom very large to very small, alongside a wall painting. The title Perma-Peinture  refers to the ecological designconcept of permaculture. Cherkit views the rooms that he draws as parcels of land  that he cultivates. A circularprocess, with each cycle bringing something new. The intense, often unrealis tic colors, the way he plays with light, the abstractions and dazzling use of perspectivetranscend his paintings above their everyday subject. The viewer can’t help but be  drawn into Cherkits' singular, pictorial universe, where the seemingly ordinary is both intriguing and stirring.

Mathieu Cherkit lives and works in Vallery, France, 1.5 hours outside of Paris. Cherkit received both his graduate and postgraduate diploma in visual arts at the Nantes School ofArt,Nantes, France. Recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris (2020, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2011); Galerie Julio Gonzalez, Arcueil(2019); Albada Jelgersma (2019, 2017); Tajan, Paris (2017); Centre d'Art Contemporain de Lacoux, France (2013); Musée des Avelines, Saint-Cloud, France (2012). Group exhibitions include L'œil du collectionneur,Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France (2017); Palais de Toky o, Paris, France (2012); Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium (2015). His work is included in the collections of Museum Voorlinden,Wassenaar, Netherlands; Akzo Nobel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Fondation Salomon, Alex, France; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France; Fondation Colas, Paris, France and Musée des Avelines, Saint Cloud, France.