The current group exhibition introduces two new artists to Axelle: Benoît Trimborn and Alejandro Quincoces. As well, the show presents long awaited new paintings by renowned Axelle artist Patrick Pietropoli and features works by Eric Roux-Fontaine. Xavier Rodés, Claudio Locatelli and Beth Carter.
Axelle is pleased to introduce for the first time the works of French artist Benoît Trimborn. His incredibly realistic and highly detailed oil paintings depict serene landscapes and stunning water scenes. Trimborn has had several group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe and has participated in several international and American art fairs including the Affordable Art Fair in New York City and Art Gent in Belgium.
Axelle is also proud to present internationally acclaimed artist Alejandro Quincoces. Born in 1951 in Bilbao, Spain, Quincoces creates beautiful and distinct psychological cityscapes in oil and charcoal. They are dark and intriguing visions of streets and urban cities often void of commotion and crowds but never of emotion. He did not receive formal art training until the age of 36 when he enrolled in the University of the Basque County, from which he received his Bachelor of Arts. Since his first solo exhibition in 1979, he has exhibited almost constantly, with over fifty solo exhibitions in Spain and throughout Europe.
Renowned French artist Patrick Pietropoli returns to Axelle with several highly anticipated new pieces in his characteristic style. Pietropoli is well known and admired for his exquisitely detailed depictions of cityscapes and architecture. With small amounts of paint and restricted palette, he brings an intimate texture and space to his paintings. This all new series features several stunning views of New York City.
French artist Eric-Roux Fontaine had his first exhibition at Axelle Soho in November 2012; it was an overwhelming success. We are proud to present select Roux-Fontaine pieces as part of the current show. Roux Fontaine’s unique multimedia works are characterized by his surreal and delicate portrayal of the natural world. His works recall dream imagery, the jungles of Costa Rica and the art of Central America, India and Eastern Europe.
Spanish artist Xavier Rodés presents a series of stunning seascapes. The ground-breaking treatment of light, precise drawing and thematic originality create Rodés’ distinguished and unique style. Following his first exhibition in 1996, he has exhibited his work at many galleries throughout Spain. He has taken part in several international fairs such as those in Strasbourg, London and Madrid.
Axelle presents a menagerie of sculptures. Claudio Locatelli creates wire structured papier-mâché animals with precise anatomical accuracy including several dogs and a large elephant. Beth Carter, a renowned and well establish English artist, works in bronze and resin to create minotaurs and other mythological creatures, including a minotaur standing over 6 feet tall.