St Barth An Tan Lontan @ The Wall House Museum of the St Barth Collectivity


St Barth An Tan Lontan @ The Wall House Museum of the St Barth Collectivity | St Barth
Dates: February 15, 2021 – April 15, 2021
Open daily during museum hours Mon-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. and 3:30-7 p.m. daily; museum closes @ 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays

 
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An exhibition of thirteen unique paintings by Rémy de Haenen. Raised in St Barth, de Haenen was deeply influenced by the magical traditions of the Caribbean. Building on magical traditions, de Haenen's artworks pursue an emotional communion between mysterious powers of nature, dreams, and memory.

In the 1960s, de Haenen moved to Paris to study mathematics and engineering. Soon after, he relocated once again this time to New York City, where he studied at New York University and was an active member of the Art Student League. During his time in New York City, de Haenen met influential artists Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. Today, de Haenen lives in Argentina. 
 
In recent years, de Haenen has developed a more serious and formal approach to his artistic search, always guided by the memories and influences of the islands where he spent his youth. As an engineer, the artist's inclination and familiarity with machines allow him to experiment with materials from acrylic to aircraft aluminum, creating three-dimensional works that reflect his desire to fly and drill the clouds in the sky. He defines himself as a great dreamer, attracted to real-world inversions and magic to reach mysterious unfathomable places that belong to the artists he admires: the great masters of Surrealism and Abstraction.