Space Gallery St Barth presents the refreshing exhibition entitled “Summer” by artist Rémy de Haenen at their New York City Gallery from May 18 until June 24, 2023.
The artworks captures those long days at the beach or by the pool, basking in the sun and endless lazy afternoon picnics. Even a swim at golden hour.
Color is indeed central to this series.
Beach scenes and island life are depicted saturated in block color giving the pieces a Wesselman-esque identity or note of Hockney sometimes appear. De Haenen uses the centrality of the female body and the advertising aesthetics of Pop Art.
That way, the artist express the sensuality of these scenes as relaxed snapshots. They are a gesture of love for his homeland and a longing for the persistence of the Caribbean identity.
“In my works I stick to the idea that color and painting form a language that can speak to the mind, the body and to the hidden magical mysteries of Caribbean souls. Since color is fundamental and it is everywhere when you set a foot in the islands. It has magic (sometimes elusive) and provokes the eye and body as if it were a material substance.”, says Rémy.
However, the exhibition is also comprised of several sculptures.
In his signature style painted on a series of acrylic plates that give the subject matter volume, shape and bring them to life. They are beautiful little gems that celebrate color and nature coming into bloom as summer arrives.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rémy de Haenen is a french artist, born in Martinique, which he called home along with St Barth until he was 17 years old. Descendant of a family that arrived in the Islands centuries ago, his childhood was deeply marked and influenced by the cultural diversity, freedom, colors, sea, sky and creatures of the Islands.
ABOUT SPACE GALLERY
Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery. Dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami.