Nicolas Ranellucci • Marcher sur les cendres

Vernissage : Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6 pm
Exhibition : September 30 to October 19
Artist’s Talk: Thursday, October 7 at 7 pm

Galerie McClure is honored to present Nicolas Ranellucci’s most recent paintings. In the ‘Marcher sur les cendres’ exhibition, Ranellucci seeks to understand the extraordinary forces that escape destruction and annihilation. In order to achieve this, he sometimes undertakes unexpected shortcuts with the juxtaposition of eclectic elements of diverse origins, in an attempt to revive these ruins through their interactions. Fifteen figurative works from small, medium, to large format, as well as a few watercolours and one installation composed of small objects in decline, shape the presented corpus where the artist experiments through the motif of the ruin, the poetic space of memory .

Thus, beyond disappearance; ruin, majestic and rebellious, opens up all kinds of possibilities, even the most opposed: it invites us to enter in memory to rebuild its own story and to establish a connection to freedom. When the building is in ruins and freed of its own servitude, the spirit emerges and is revealed, the basis of memory becomes the support for a new collaboration which allows an exploration of a union thus far unexplored with men and things.

Born in 1983, Nicolas Ranellucci lives and works in Montreal. He holds a Certificate and a Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts from ‘l’Université du Québec à Montréal’. He has won an excellence award in painting in 2010 from the McAbbie Foundation and in 2012 was among the finalists of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Since 2014, his work was shown, among others, at the Artists’ Centre AXENEO7, at Galerie Dominique Bouffard as well as at Usine C. In 2016, he will present an installation at the ‘Maison de la culture de Gatineau’ in addition to the present exhibition ‘Marcher sur les cendres’ at Galerie McClure. His work can be found in many public and private collections in Quebec, Canada, and Europe.

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