530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Philippe Thélin
Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Selfie I   Selfie I
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36.5" x 29"
    Philippe Thélin

  • Selfie II   Selfie II
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36.5" x 29"
    Philippe Thélin

  • Selfie III   Selfie III
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36.5" x 29"
    Philippe Thélin

  • Selfie VI   Selfie VI
    Acrylic on Canvas
    36.5" x 29"
    Philippe Thélin

  • Tête Rouge   Tête Rouge
    Oil on Canvas
    32" x 26"
    Philippe Thélin


Philippe Thélin

PHILIPPE THÉLIN

Breaking with Realism
September 2 - September 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday September 7, 2017 6-8 PM

The expressive portraits of Philippe Thélin balance brutality with lyricism, theatricality with introspection, and line with pure color. Thélin describes his process as a struggle between the outline of a drawing and the spread of pigment; for this reason, the very act of painting is inextricably linked with Thélin's artistic style and how he expresses his inner emotions on canvas. The subject of any piece is only of secondary importance, though Thélin does have a talent for infusing his work with a sense of pathos, which draws viewers in and makes them immediately sympathize with the depicted figure.

Thélin lives and works in Montreux, Switzerland, where his day job is researching X-ray crystallography. His paintings have won two important international awards this year: the Tiepolo Arte-Milano and the Colosseo-Roma. Thélin explains the purpose of his painting as an exorcism of the ghosts of the past, an investigation of internal conflicts rather than the “reality” of the outside world. Perhaps this is why his pieces are imbued with such a sense of power and vision, akin to a “flash of madness."


Invitation to Philippe Thélin's exhibition
Read Philippe Thélin's artist statement and view art for sale on ARTmine.com

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984