Spoke Art presents their latest group exhibition; "La couleur de l'étrangeté: Jeunet & Caro “La couleur de l’etrangete” - The Color of Strangeness" - a tribute to the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro.
PRESS: "Over fifty artists from around the world have created stunning new original paintings and affordable limited edition prints for the show, all remaining works are now available online."
Posted here is a small selection of awesome works, and as well a huge selection has since been uploaded HERE on FB.
The films from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (and Marc Caro) are my absolute favorites - including Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children and Amelie = all of whom shaped my worldview when I first saw them. This show is like a wish come true and I'd have dearly loved to view the exhibition in person, and own quite a few of these prints too!
“La couleur de l’etrangete” - The Color of Strangeness
Opening reception : May 9th, 6pm - 10pm
On view: May 9th - 30th, 2015
EVENT PRESS: "The two filmmakers met in the mid 1980s and have collaborated on a plethora of different projects and films since. Though they have their own distinct voices (evident by their solo projects), both Caro and Jeunet have a penchant for fantasy and science fiction, as well as an overwhelming predilection for the darker side of romanticism. The two film-makers have created a unique visionary genre that is both theatrically-minded and surreally inclined all at once. Amelie, Jeunet’s most internationally acclaimed film, combines the spectacle of child-like wonder, as well as the intensity of adult love. The movie has attained cult status as a whimsical and clever monument to inexplicable nature of romantic love, a true French film if there ever was one.
For this exhibition, each participating artist was free to choose their own subject matter from across Jeunet and Caro's filmographies, resulting in a varied display of character portraits, elaborate environments, iconic themes, and motifs.
Participating artists include:
Adam Ziskie, Lauren YS, Helice Wen, Thomas Walker, Justin Van Genderen, Chris Valkov, Delphyne V, Mandy Tsung, Jess Suttner, Tatiana Suarez, Dean Stuart, Meghan Stratman, Conrad Roset, Michelle Romo, Matt Ritchie, Fernando Reza, Michael Ramstead, Audrey Pongracz, Rich Pellegrino, Van Orton, Chelsea O’Byrne, Rueben Negron, David Moscati, Tessa Morrison, Guillaume Morellec, Joesph Martinez, Michael Marsicano, Kemi Mai, Adam Lister, Nan Lawson, Conor Langton, Bartosz Kosowski, Caia Koopman, Tim Jordan, Sarah Joncas, Aaron Jasinski, Primary Hughes, Greg Gossel, Godmachine, Sam Gilbey, Serge Gay Jr., Monica Garwood, Jayde Fish, Valentin Fischer, Jessica Deahl, Joseph Crone, Jonathan Bergeron, Charles Clary, Dan Christofersson, Matt Chase, Keith Carter, Sandi Calistro, Ivonna Buenestro, Ryan Berkley, Jill Bencsits, Kelsey Beckett, Derek Ballard, Christine Aria, Ana Aranda, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Brianna Angelakis, Rebecca Adams, Epyon5" (Facebook Events)