(text by Tania di Brita)
For Gaspard Louane exhibiting for the first time at the Kolly Gallery was a big challenge. Nevertheless he thought to himself „go big or go home“ and entitled his exhibition La Grande Salle. 

The exhibition is multilayered, clever and conceptual, as it incorporates various concepts from art history to communication strategies to theories of aesthetic and non-aesthetic. Quite early Louane has been inspired and fascinated by Marcel Duchamp, at that point he realized the power of art and communication. He understood that communicating art can generate certain feelings and he devoted himself to detect these strategies. Similar to Duchamp he would like to explore, question and challenge the role of spacial contexts. Therefore Louane’s aim is to a study structural communication meticulously in order to achieve non-structural communication through his art.

La Grande Salle

Host: Kolly Gallery
Dates: 06.12.2018 – 05.01.2019
Place: Zurich, Switzerland
Type: Solo show



Year: 2018
Technique: Acrylic and glow in the dark paint on canvas, scratches on glas
Size: Different sizes

Regarding the exhibition pieces three main series will be presented. The font based white on white paintings as well as shadow glasses. Besides of the intricate and interlaced font aesthetic, whose roots lie in graffiti, the artist plays with the idea of appearance and disappearance as well as the interplay within the context of Kolly Gallery which obviously is the white cube. The colors defining his paintings will be different white tones and shades that partially reflect in the the dark (phosphorescent colors). The scratched glass pieces represent the interplay between lights, shadows and reflections. The main intention is that the artworks fuse and confound with their environment and are emphasized by working with their contrasts.

To find out more about the works presented and/or still available, please contact the gallery.