La possibilité d’une ile – Mickael Doucet
27 August 2020 - 27 September 2020
La possibilité d’une ile
27th August – 27th September 2020
PRESS RELEASE (for italian version please click here Comunicato stampa Mickael Doucet)
La possibilitè d’une ile is the title of the personal exhibition of the French artist Mickael Doucet (1974) which CRAG Gallery is pleased to host from 27th August to 27th September in via Giolitti 51, Turin.
The works on display talk about an island.
A treasure island or perhaps a lost and mysterious paradise, for the artist a true reassuring and contemporary refuge that he identifies as a virgin place, far from the tumult of the world. It is a place that can be both our origin and our relevance.
The representations are born from the artist’s desire to return to a stage of intimacy and solitude, as a rebirth and detachment from an excessively intrusive civilisation. This journey, full of colours and characterised by architectures and seas, it is powered by the love for literature from which Doucet takes a cue, also for the choice of the subjects represented. From Zeus, to Ulysses to Thomas Moore. An Island as utopia, as asylum.
This “utopian elsewhere”, as defined by Doucet, is offered to our eyes, but if we look carefully it is less inaccessible than what it seems. In fact, sometimes it is simply our home, where we have retired far from conflict, to think and meditate, with the help of art and culture.
Curator Marion Guggenheim describes Doucet’s work as “something luxurious. But the luxury of being alone in free spaces, something rare in our urban reality.”
For see the artworks please click here https://cragallery.com/artists/mickael-doucet/
CHIONO REISOVA ART GALLERY – CRAG
via Giolitti, 51 – 10123 Torino