| [GALLERIES] L21 Residency, PALMA
2023. 5. 12 – 6. 15
The new exhibition “Pleasure to burn” by Belgian Paris-based artist Simon Demeuter, presents a new series of paintings, specifically created for this exhibition.
In them, we can see the recurring motif of the cowboy, already present in previous series, but from a new approach inspired by imagery s and popular culture from the seventies.
His paintings, which always exude a nostalgic air, experiment on this occasion with new techniques such as applying paint with his fingers, achieving a peculiar, blurred effect.
Its yet mysterious scenes are here amplified by the smoky atmospheres that characterise this new series.
Simon Demeuter (b. 1991, Soignies, Belgium) lives and works in Paris. His painting practice is inspired on childhood memories as well as from travels and encounters… His imagery conveys both an inner landscape as references to Folk Art, the Impressionists, cinema or music. Colour is the artist’s primordial tool to evoke an emotion, an impression, a sensation, a mood or a physical or mental state. Compositions and sceneries are repainted endlessly, with gestural variations in colour, size and through imperfections. In doing so, Simon tries to unearth the trace of an emotion in the simplest and most stripped way.
Arxiduc Lluís Salvador, 100
Islas Baleares, Spain