José María Sicilia – ‘Phasma’ – Galerie Chantal Crousel
José María Sicilia
January 27th – March 3rd, 2018
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Galerie Chantal Crousel presents Phasma, the eighth solo exhibition of Spanish artist José María Sicilia – from January 27th to March 3rd, 2018.
For the first time in France, the artist shows a series of works entitled La Locura del ver (The Madness of seeing / 2015-2016). These abstract paintings mixing colorful shapes translating birdsongs, and silk embroideries, interpret Thomas Young’s experience of 1801’s interferences, a scientific observation that determines the light’s undulatory nature. Simultaneously, the artist also presents Phasma (2017), a series of new drawings and poems, created in Japan these last few months, and dealing with the feeling of suicide, life struggle and ephemerality.
José María Sicilia has been shown in institutions such as the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (2008); Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki (2010); Maison Erasme, Brussels (2010); Santa Caridad, Sevilla (2012); Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art (2013); Matadero, Madrid (2013); Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander (2014); Musée Delacroix, Paris (2015); Calcografía Nacional, Madrid (2016); Museo Casa de la Moneda, Madrid (2017).
Since 2011, he has organized many workshops in Tohoku’s region in Japan (in partnership with Reconstruction Agency and I’m Group), and especially at Iwate, Myagi and Fukushima.
His work is part of international museum’s collections such as Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; MoMA, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; CAPC, Bordeaux; M+ collection, Hong Kong; MAC’S, Grand-Hornu, Caixa Contemporary Art Collection, Barcelona.
José María Sicilia was born in 1954 in Madrid, Spain and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid before travelling to Paris and New York. The abstractionist painter currently lives and works in Majorca and Paris.