Ivresse de l'encre

July 13rd — September 22nd 2024
Opening times
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This event is scheduled for the following dates
Saturday July 13rd 2024
Sunday July 14th 2024
Tuesday July 16th 2024
Wednesday July 17th 2024
Thursday July 18th 2024
Friday July 19th 2024
Saturday July 20th 2024
Sunday July 21st 2024
Tuesday July 23rd 2024
Wednesday July 24th 2024
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Tuesday July 30th 2024
Wednesday July 31st 2024
Thursday August 01st 2024
Friday August 02nd 2024
Saturday August 03rd 2024
Sunday August 04th 2024
Tuesday August 06th 2024
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Thursday August 08th 2024
Friday August 09th 2024
Saturday August 10th 2024
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Tuesday August 13rd 2024
Wednesday August 14th 2024
Thursday August 15th 2024
Friday August 16th 2024
Saturday August 17th 2024
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Tuesday August 20th 2024
Wednesday August 21st 2024
Thursday August 22nd 2024
Friday August 23rd 2024
Saturday August 24th 2024
Sunday August 25th 2024
Tuesday August 27th 2024
Wednesday August 28th 2024
Thursday August 29th 2024
Friday August 30th 2024
Saturday August 31st 2024
Sunday September 01st 2024
Tuesday September 03rd 2024
Wednesday September 04th 2024
Thursday September 05th 2024
Friday September 06th 2024
Saturday September 07th 2024
Sunday September 08th 2024
Tuesday September 10th 2024
Wednesday September 11st 2024
Thursday September 12nd 2024
Friday September 13rd 2024
Saturday September 14th 2024
Sunday September 15th 2024
Tuesday September 17th 2024
Wednesday September 18th 2024
Thursday September 19th 2024
Friday September 20th 2024
Saturday September 21st 2024
Sunday September 22nd 2024

Trained in calligraphy from a very young age, Lassaâd Metoui takes as much inspiration from Western painting (Matisse, Paul Klee, Soulages…) as he does from Asian art – and Japanese, in particular. Over the years, his work has moved towards a modernity that transcends different cultures. And his innovative talent, which is rooted in a tradition of high aesthetic and moral standards, has made him a major artist in his field.

This exhibition will feature roughly one hundred previously unpublished works on canvas and paper, all of which were created for this show.

In it, Metoui explores new forms and materials. Rounded contours are one of the main themes of the exhibition, which he expresses using certain media (tondi – i.e., circular paintings) or materials (mirrors).

Japan figures prominently in Ivresse de l’encre (“Intoxicated by Ink”). Inspired by the writings of Japanese philosopher Kitarō Nishida, Metoui’s ink compositions on kozo paper display figurative motifs reminiscent of great masters, like Hokusai (1760-1849) and Hiroshige (1797-1858).

This new direction in his work offers an opportunity for Lassaâd Metoui to develop his “plant alphabet” project, which he began in his book Les Sept Méditations sur le parfum, published in 2017.