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Fabien Mérelle : dessous l'écorce = below the bark / authors: François Michaud, Kathy de Nève.
Mérelle, Fabien, 1981-
[Tielt] : Lannoo, c2019.
223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Mérelle, Fabien 1981-
Writer of supplementary textual content
Nève, Kathy de
Keteleer Gallery (Antwerp, Belgium)
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Fabien Mérelle is a French artist whose delicate and intricate drawings look realistic but on closer examination convey otherworldly and often disquieting subjects. Stuck to the pregnant belly of his wife, an elephant clinging on his back, or in close embrace with his father, Fabien Mérelle portrays himself as the protagonist in his drawings in an absurd and surrealistic play. He is known for the anatomical precision of his figures, the sea of white that surrounds them, and the dreamlike quality of his work. This book combines the highlights from his oeuvre to date, with a hundred drawings and a selection of sculptures. Mérelle has exhibited at The Armory Show in New York, at Art Paris, and was one of the most prominent artists in Jan Fabre's recently curated show, The Raft (Mu.Zee Oostende). In 2010, he was the first winner of the Prix Canson, awarded annually for outstanding work on paper. Exhibition: Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (May 2019) / Edouard Malingue Gallery, Shanghai, China (October 2019).
Catalog of an exhibition held at Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, May 2019; and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Shanghai, China, October 2019.
Includes bibliographical references.
Texts in French and English.
Below the bark
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Fabien Mérelle : dessous l'écorce = below the bark / François Michaud, Kathy de Nève.