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Le Feuvre’s Gallery Presents: Ella & Pitr “”Comme des fourmis” (Paris, France)

Posted on January 20, 2018

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Date(s) - 01/20/2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Le Feuvre's Gallery Presents: Ella & Pitr ""Comme des fourmis" (Paris, France)

Read from the press release below:

The next solo exhibition of french artists Ella & Pitr called “Comme des fourmis” (“Like Ants”). A solo exhibition enhancing 7 years of work, organized on the occasion of the release of their first monograph “Comme des Fourmis”.

The opening with the artists, will be on the 20th of January 2018 starting at 1pm until 7pm at Le Feuvre’s Gallery. “Comme des Fourmis”- the exhibition will be available until February, 17th at Le Feuvre’s Gallery.

Ella & Pitr will be at the gallery on Saturday, January 20, from 2pm for a book signing

Ella & Pitr’s work is very touching because of its extre- me sincerity, and the poetical dimension that it exudes. Whether they are very complex, technically detailed works or made up of simpler lines, they convey the emotions that Ella & Pitr felt when they created them. at is also secret of their appeal. Very o en, they plunge themselves, their family and friends into their works. And when the men, women and children do not come from their circles, they come from the unbridled imagination of their children.

A gallery chooses to start a collaboration with an artist for several reasons. Firstly, because it likes their work. Secondly, because both parties want to move in the same direction; they obviously need to click together. However, time, the walls and the words of the gallery owner, with respect to its collectors and the art lovers who visit the gallery, are limited. It is an investment to exhibit and defend the works of an artist. e artist’s work must make the gallery owner dream, because

we must not forget that the aim of any presentation of paintings or exhibitions is to get collectors to buy the artist’s works. e gallery is only one stage in the life of the painting. e nal destination is the collector’s wall.

In our relationship with Ella & Pitr and their universe, this issue is o en raised and continues to be raised. Over and above our sincere and enriching discussions, over and above the friendship and our attachment to their work and their universe, how can we strike a ba- lance between the aspiration to reveal a truth that can sometimes be harsh and a commercial imperative?
Ella & Pitr are narrators of many scenes. Lonely people, sleeping peacefully, sometimes we think for ever, warrior subjects (who boldly take on life?), elderly people, angry, isolated people, people in love, dancing or stoic, or many more. In the work of Ella & Pitr it is o en the actual dimension of a situation, which opens up memories of the past, the radical dimension of the situation also, which creates the attachment to a work of art, the poetry that is o en evoked whenever we describe their work. Paradoxically, it is also this real dimension that can shut the door of dreams. e real

is true. Truth is sometimes hard to hear. To read it on
a painting naturally creates an emotion, and in this respect, Ella & Pitr’s work wins each time. e emotion is created—regardless of which emotion: agreement, admiration, incomprehension or sometimes even rejec- tion. However, the collector may wonder: am I going to live with this emotion day in and day out?

Obviously, there’s no answer to this question. ere
are even as many answers as there are emotions. From a commercial view point—let’s go back to that—the fact that this question is asked sometimes creates a stumbling block. Which brings us back to the heart
of the relationship between the gallery owner and
the artist.
Year a er year, collectors follow, know and embrace the gallery owner’s tastes. Logically, gallery owners passio- nately defends the works that they love and even, more than that, the ones that would love to buy and show in their homes. To feel an emotion, love an art piece and buy it to live with it for many years are quite di erent things. is is the famous balance that we seek to strike with our artists and in particular with Ella & Pitr.

Franck Le Feuvre

From January 20 to February 17, 2018 Galerie Le Feuvre presents

Comme des fourmis (Like Ants)

a solo exhibition by
Ella & Pitr
organised on the occasion of the publication of their Monography

Éditions Alternatives (Gallimard) 248 pages/ French texts hardcover, 21,5 x 26 cm
Price : 35 €

Le Feuvre’s Gallery

164, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

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