This is the first time I am pushing a Paris show, but there is a first for everything, and this is one of my favourite artists who has interested me for a long time, so I thought it was worth a mention. I was lucky enough to get to visit Stephan Doitschinoff’s studio in Sao Paulo recently and almost found myself spending more money than I could afford on one of his works, and I still think about the first time I came across his work, and how I should have snapped up one of his paintings at the time.
Anyway, Stephan Doitschinoff opens his solo show ‘Tres Mundos’ (three worlds) at Galerie LJ Paris on December 4th, and if your in the vicinity I recommend you stop by, the exhibition will have 4 rooms – Paintings – Drawings and Prints – Installation – Videos.
The description provided by Galerie LJ Paris is as follows:
We are pleased to present “Tres Mundos”, the first solo show in Paris of Brasilian painter and performer Stephan Doitschinoff.
Stephan Doitschinoff (also known as Calma) is a self-taught artist, born in 1977 in São Paulo, Brasil, where he is currently based. As the son of an Evangelical minister, Doitschinoff spent his childhood absorbing the visual vocabulary of religious art. He has exhibited in galleries in the U.S., Brazil and Europe. Doitschinoff’s work is included in The Isabel and Agustin Coppel Collection in Mexico.
He won the prize Artista Revelação da APCA (Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte) in 2009 and has contribued to major museum exhibitions such as ”Viva La Revolucion”, Museum of Contemporary Arts of San Diego (MACSD) ; “De dentro para fora / De fora para dentro”, MASP, Sao Paulo ; “Born in the Streets”, Fondation Cartier, Paris.
As an artist, Doitschinoff has developed his own unique language and style through imagery that creatively combines Afro-Brazilian folklore with Baroque religious iconography, as well as Alchemic and Pagan symbolism. From 2005 to 2008, the artist traveled throughout the Brazilian countryside of Bahia, painting murals on adobe houses, chapels and a cemetery in Lençois, occasionally collaborating with local artisans. Visuals from the trip are documented in his 2008 book, Calma: The Art of Stephan Doitschinoff (published by Gestalten), and are also the subjects of a short documentary film, called: “TEMPORAL”. In 2012, Gestalten published his second monograph, «Cras».
WHERE: Galerie LJ Paris, 12 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France
WHEN: Opening on: December 4th 2014, 7pm -10pm, and then Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm.