PRESS RELEASE: Hatchikian Gallery and Quai 36 Presents 'JUMPINCOLORS'


This duo show is called ‘JUMPINCOLORS’ on purpose and will offer a common artistic playground to the two artists, for new productions.

The goal: to confront their graphic remarks in the manner of a friendly colorimetric contest where the lines confront the curves. The game promises to be punctuated by bounces of colors that will certainly take us out of our hibernations to wake us up to the radiance of a joyful visual liveliness!

David Bruce discovered the practice of graffiti in the suburbs of Paris, on street basketball courts. Carried by the conquering intoxication of the wall space by imposing the mark of its graphic identity, it pursues an exalted work which celebrates gaiety through naive pop figures dominated by vitaminized yellows.

Simon Poter was introduced to graffiti before a more traditional training at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon. His compositions play with polychrome abstraction, with a dynamic of mosaic shapes whose movement is caused by the tension of the line and the contrast of flat colors. His graphic style, a geometry where color is a unit of measurement, opens the doors to collaborations with emblematic brands of urban culture.

The exhibition will be held from April 7 to June 30 at the Quai 36 space, as always within the Fiminco Foundation in the new cultural center in eastern Paris.

Quai 36 is specialised in urban art production and in artists transitioning from murals to canvases. For more, see this article in The Guardian.

Hatchikian Gallery and Quai 36 cordially invite you to the opening in the presence of the artists who will intervene in situ on April 6 at 6 p.m., with discussions and dedications. A week later, Quai 36 and its artists will take part in URBAN ART FAIR PARIS.