Sin Sin Fine Art and Sin Sin Annex are pleased to present “Be Here Now“, a joint exhibition of three contemporary French artists: Antoinette Rozan, Philippe Ranjard and Youri Leroux, expressing the common theme “the nude figure”, in three different mediums sculpture, black and white water-colour and acrylic on canvas.
Antoinette Rozan is a contemporary French sculptor born in Paris 1970. She grew up in a family of artists: painters, architects, engravers. One watching Antoinette Rozan’s work will surely feel the emotions she wants to express. Faces reflect strong feelings and deliver a message about the spark of life. Her sculptures reveal the essence of life. Antoinette Rozan says : “ I try to sculpt to enhance the reality of emotions and their power”. Antoinette’s works are inspired by the two sculptors that she admires, Camille Claudel and Aristide Maillol.
Philippe Ranjard is a contemporary French painter, born in 1934. Inspired by Chinese lavishes, he experimented with Chinese ink at an early stage. Later, he challenged himself with the nude which became his favourite theme. Watercolour and red chalk became his favorite techniques. The choice of watercolour allows him to capture fugitive moments and to express instant postures. The influence of Asian art and Chinese calligraphy is also perceptible in his work through his extensive use of a single black line to define forms and his preference for black and white paintings.
Youri Leroux, born in 1972, comes from the North of France. His painting evolved, his work focused more on the curves of the female body, the plumpness, sensuality, shapes and shadows. To him, sand was a very successful and impressive medium, giving the viewer the urge to approach and caress his paintings. In early 2001, he left his job as an architect to devote himself to his art. He subsequently applied these geometric ideas in a literary theme, more intimate and reassuring perspectives, depth and repetitions.
These three French artists have chosen the nude figure as their major art theme. They are inspired by live models and have all chosen unconventional poses for their models which express strength, emotions, intimacy, femininity and truth. The strong importance of light and the way that their works were linked to sculpting are the similarities in their work. In Sin Sin Fine Art, we also want to present a dialogue between a father and her daughter, Antoinette Rozan and Philippe Ranjard, a conversation between two generations.