PIERMARQ* X VOLTA New York

Doug Argue & Bertrand Fournier

We are very excited to annouce that PIERMARQ* will be taking part in VOLTA New York this March with artists Doug Argue and Bertrand Fournier. The Fair will take place from March 4th - 8th.

 

DOUG ARGUE

Celebrated New York-based artist Doug Argue has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions internationaly, spanning four decades. His works are held in major public, private, and corporate collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum. In 2022, The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN, will present a major survey exhibition of his life’s work to date. 

 

Argue is a consummate painter, capable of prodigious works that straddle realism and abstraction. In Genesis, one of his three monumental paintings commisioned

for the lobby of One World Trade Centre, NYC, Argue’s painting is veiled with  sweeping swathes of crisply painted letters. It is as though we are placed “in the beginning,” witnesing a cosmic explosion. Argue has freed the letters from the Book of Genesis making them available for the next generation to reinterpret and recontextualise. 

 

BERTRAND FOURNIER

Bertrand Fournier lives and works in France and has achieved considerable success internationally including solo exhibitions in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and Australia.

 

Fournier’s paintings involve a myriad of bright colours and simplified abstracted shapes boldly arranged across the picture plane. Each new body of work is encapsulated by an overarching theme. Each painting is imbued with humour, nostalgia and a certain retro wistfulness.

 

VOLTA NY 2020

4 - 8 March

PIERMARQ* booth 2.26

Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036, United States
13 February 2020