Remed at Pure Evil gallery: Picasso-esque

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25 Jun


On my way again to Pure Evil gallery. This time I was there to see Remed and I felt particularly excited about this one as the artist was born right from where I am myself from – Lille (France).

The work I was looking at was quite different with the last show at Pure Evil – Busk Bleach Zadok (Read post here). No fancy graffiti or cartoonesque figures or characters but shapes and colors which definitely reminded me of a certain unknown artist, Picasso.

Art nouveau is one of Remed’s inspirations, I could see this given his works are full of flowing curvilinear forms. One of the major characteristics of this movement but that’s where the juxtaposition stops. 70’s patterned graphics is his other drive and can indeed be felt in his work, the colour range uses strong, bright, psychedelic tones, which look like they are fighting against each other to stand out and catch the eye of the onlooker.

A good selection of mediums is used by the artist: spray paint, oil stick, acrylics but also gouache, quite often forgotten but oh so nostalgic of school years, well at least mine.

A definite must-see artist and a very unique approach in today’s ubiquitous street artist world.

I make rhymes with colors, shapes and sounds in order to express a feeling, the evolution of a thought, with the recurring themes of evasion, infinity and rebirth.’ – Remed

This exhibition is now over.


Author: Pierrick Senelaer

Founder of the Art-Pie site. I design and code websites and apps Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 and enjoy drawing, painting and visits to museums and galleries at night and weekends.

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