• ShowArts will hone in on a diverse cross section of international artists of substance,
    whose practice will lie within the modern and contemporary genre.

  • ShowArts will hone in on a diverse cross section of international artists of substance,
    whose practice will lie within the modern and contemporary genre.

  • ShowArts will hone in on a diverse cross section of international artists of substance,
    whose practice will lie within the modern and contemporary genre.

 

UPCOMING

EXHIBITIONS

 

French
Vernissage le 13 février de : 15h à 22h (exclusivement sur invitation)

public Ouvert au public du Mercredi 14 au Dimanche 18 février (réservez vos billets en ligne)
Mercredi 14, Vendredi 16, Dimanche 18 Février de : 11h à 20h
Jeudi 15, Samedi 17 Février de : 11h à 22h.

English
Opening on February 13 from: 3 pm to 10 pm (exclusively by invitation)

public Open to the public from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th February (book your tickets online)
Wednesday 14, Friday 16, Sunday 18 February from: 11h to 20h
Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th of February from 11h to 22h.

ART CAPITAL GRAND PALAIS
http://artcapital.fr/
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

 

 

ARTISTS

  • Chris Worfold

    An Australian, Brisbane based artist, with an extensive exhibition history. He is course convener of the University of Canberra, Bachelor of Visual Arts program at TAFE Queensland Brisbane. He is a graduate from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology in Visual Arts and Education. Chris has been co-director of a commercial gallery, curated numerous exhibitions, written for catalogues and publications. He has completed public art, interior design and illustration commissions, served on arts committees and taught Visual Arts for over 15 years. He is dedicated to his arts practice and has exhibited internationally in Taipei, Seoul and New York.


    Painting is like chasing down a dream. I’m like Richard Drefuss’s character in ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ haunted by an image in his sub-conscious and obsessed with making different versions of it in an attempt to comprehend its source and significance. My work in ‘The Garden: New paintings’ contains certain elements and symbols that repeat; the Baroque folds of cloth, there is an almost spiritual comfort to fabric - the plurality of objects, the physical things that surround us, in this case flowers - the cryptic marks and fragments of words which symbolise the indecipherable and unknowable - the open or blank space of the horizon, a place to occupy, to visit or to pass through - and finally there are images of birds or wings, icons of both movement and transcendence of the corporeal world.


  • Kuo Bor-jou

    Heart in Taiwan, Eyes to the World
    Kuo Bor-jou’s “Garden at the Back of Taiwan” and “Sojourns in Europe” Series by Wang Tze-hsiung

    Mixed media has been the technique frequently used by Kuo Bor-jou in his art works created while travelling throughout the world but with an outlook deeply rooted in his native Taiwan. Through his works Kuo tends to reveal the subtle moments when tradition merges with modernity, and when East communicates with West. In doing so, Kuo employs montage as his strategy of choice, whereby he would incorporate a broad range of everyday objects or their fragments into his works, displace the images from their contexts in time and space, and methodically rearrange them by way of collage to create pictures with overlapping layers, rich texture and a sense of humour. While being saturated with wild imaginations, his works often evoke a poetic mood.

    Kuo’s recent works show the attitude of a more mellow and confident artist after he turned 50. Having been educated and influenced by Western art over the years, he is now manoeuvring to return to the Eastern aesthetic ideas as his new artistic approach, to retouch the Western culture from the viewpoint of an Oriental painting poet and to awaken those dormant memories of life. His works manifest a sophisticated effort to fuse together the Eastern literature, philosophy and aesthetics and keep them refined, so as to endow his art with a great degree of fluency, rhythm and momentum. Kuo has been adhering to the motto “Focus on the wholeness not details, to ensure liveliness of the work” in his artistic rejuvenation process.


  • John Dahlsen

    My work reflects on the role of the environmental artist and art practice in the second decade of the 21st century, during a time when damage to the environment and economic choices by government continue to challenge the ideals of environmentalism. This art explores environmental art practice when created with a strong sense of aesthetics. The body of art has developed over the years to include installation, sculpture, printmaking, and painting.

    The art protests against recklessness on the part of policy makers while building an aesthetic appreciation of the artwork produced, contributing to new ways of seeing environmental problems. Elements that underpin the art practice include the relationship of physical, spiritual concerns, highlighting an integration of symbolic geometric shapes, which are used in the exultation of mundane objects such as ocean litter.

    My art provides a deeper insight about the practice of making art that is both an activist statement about contemporary society, while relying on that identical society for sales of that work. Through the creation of this body of work a niche is identified, at the nexus between social comment, aesthetics and the need to make a viable living from this environmental art, which examines the passage of time in the landscape and the place of humankind within it.


 

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EXHIBITIONS

 

 

Portfolio

CHRIS WORFOLD

ShowArts will hone in on a diverse cross section of international artists of substance, whose practice will lie within the modern and contemporary genre.

 

Portfolio

KUO BOR-JOU

ShowArts will hone in on a diverse cross section of international artists of substance, whose practice will lie within the modern and contemporary genre.

 

Portfolio

JOHN DAHLSEN

ShowArts will hone in on a diverse cross section of international artists of substance, whose practice will lie within the modern and contemporary genre.

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CHRIS WORFOLD

 
Born 1972, Lives and works in Brisbane QLD AU I  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  I  +61 (0)412 309 504

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KUO BOR-JOU

 
Kuo Bor-jou’s “Garden at the Back of Taiwan” and “Sojourns in Europe” Series

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JOHN DAHLSEN

 
PO Box 897 Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I  +61 (0) 411 705313

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