Tall Trees of Paris - Artist Updates and Events
By Stefanie Marks
Posted in Overcup Press, on February 21, 2017
Tall Trees of Paris features many amazing artists. We’ve compiled a list of updates, showcasing some of their recent and upcoming events!
Credit: Rebecka Tollens - Facebook
Rebecka Tollens, Marie Pierre Brunel, and Wataru Kasahara presented their exhibition Daydream Darkness Disgrace at the Galerie Arts Factory on January 30th, 2017, with a special private meet and greet on February 11th.
Credit: Galerie Arts - Facebook © Vanina Esdras
The exhibition not only appeals to the sight, but to the touch and hearing as well. As translated from the Galerie Arts Factory Facebook page, “Presented during the vernissage, the visual, tactile and sound installation, designed by Playtronica around the drawings of Rebecka, will be exceptionally reactivated!”
The exhibition will be available until February 25th, 2017.
Blek Le Rat
Credit: Blek Le Rat - Facebook
Blek Le Rat is featured in a documentary titled “Saving Banksy,” which premiered January 13th, 2017. The movie is showing in select theaters across the U.S., and the DVD is available for preorder here.
“The documentary feature film ‘Saving Banksy’ is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a Banksy from destruction and the auction block. The documentary was directed by Colin Day with narration by Paul Polycarpou, and interviews with the top street and graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels Mueman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman. ‘Saving Banksy - It's not art unless you can sell it for lots of money.’” -Saving Banksy Official Trailer
The art is meant to be viewed with 3D glasses, to obtain the full spectrum of colors and characters that inundate the senses.
From a review on arrestedmotion.com: “The rich and vivid use of colour, and minimal use of simple blacks and whites, helps to depict a complex world without easy certainties. In the large verdant painting entitled Vaguement Vert, the presence of a menacingly snarling dog acts as a counterpoint against the work’s dominant themes of love and fidelity. Furthermore, the pieces are peppered with wordplay and references to everything from pop culture to the weekly food shop which provide the details that help to anchor Alëxone’s otherwise surrealist work in the real world.”
Matt Wagner, the author of Tall Trees of Paris, recently shared a personal essay with Powell’s Books Blog about his experiences curating art from all over the world. He goes into detail of how this has affected him as a person and an artist.
“After years of importing Japanese artists to Portland and exporting local artists to Tokyo, I realized that I was not just curating art: I was curating people. I wanted to find a way to introduce more artists to a broader audience more quickly. Making books was the answer.” - Matt Wagner