Arlequine – An Exhibition of Karina Bisch

Paris ·

04.03.15 → 09.05.15

from march 4 to may 9, 2015, Galerie des Gale- ries has invited painter Karina Bisch to take over its exhibition space. since the 2000s, inspired by modernism, with a great feel for color and appreciation of applied art history, this artist has developed a hauntingly graphic painting style that keeps challenging the origin and use of shape.
for this exhibition, which she entitled Arlequine (miss Harlequin), Karina Bisch has chosen to dis- play some of her more recent work in an original se ing. the venue’s walls will entirely be covered by a 70-meter-long canvas, painted in black and white paterns, plunging visitors into a total uni- verse. Window-like openings within the canvas will reveal color paintings. in the middle of this space, six characters are dressed in ou its created by the artist. like spectators in a show, they animate the exhibition space, effectively trans- forming it into a theater.
Works by Karina Bisch have been exhibited in France, Europe and the united states, and are included in public collections such as the museum of modern Art of the city of Paris and frAc Aquitaine. A er graduating from école nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 2000 and being a resident at the rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2005 and 2006, Karina Bisch has developed an artistic vocabulary that draws extensively from the worlds of art, fashion and dance: she reinterprets this imagery by combining it in creative and unexpected ways.

Photo credits

Photo in Front: Arlequine, Karina Bisch, 2014 Courtesy de l’artiste ©ADAGP, 2015

Vitry (Sonia Delaunay), 2008 Acrylique sur toile, 180 x 180 cm, Courtesy de l’artiste ©ADAGP, 2015

Paravent pour Painting for Living_La Boutique, 2012, Bois vernis et 5 foulards peints en soie de la collection Arlequin, 2012, Courtesy de l’artiste ©ADAGP, 2015

Karina bat plus fort !, 2014 – Photographie extraite de la série Summer serie with Motley, 2014, Courtesy de l’artiste ©ADAGP, 2015


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