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An American Landscape
Since his first solo exhibition in 1992, Alain Bublex keeps constantly reinventing the idea of a journey, placing photography at the very heart of his practice while combining it with digital drawing. The landscape appears itself as the main topic in his work and mainly the American landscape. It has indeed always been at the core of his research. Looking for the imaginary city Glooscap, he travelled around the country from North to South, from East to West. He came back convinced that landscapes played a key role in shaping such Nation.
An American Landscape is the very last project of the artist. Avid spectator of the famous movie First Blood - the first opus of the Rambo series – Alain Bublex sees in this movie the staging of two heroes who both symbolize America: Rambo himself and the landscape in the background. In order to confirm his intuition, he decides to draw all the shots of this movie, removing the actions that takes place and keeping only the landscapes, the camera movements with the editing. The result is an animated movie made-up of long poetic, melancholic and pictorial shots with a typical Bublexian aesthetic. It refers in a surprising way to the American painting’s story.
For his new exhibition at the gallery, Alain Bublex will present the first ten minutes of the movie he drew, as well as a series of new works from the project. A sort of crossroad between History, photography and drawing.
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
Opened in 1990 in Paris, Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois gallery has always had an original and innovative approach by exhibiting Avant-garde artists from the 60s along with contemporary ones. Specialist of the New Realism movement, the gallery represents Jacques Villeglé whose first personal exhibition dates from 1999, as well as the Estates of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely and most recently Peter Stämpfli.
Since its opening, the gallery has been the first one to organize personal exhibitions of contemporary artists who have become quite emblematic in France and around World: Richard Jackson, Martin Kersels, Paul McCarthy from U.S.A; Gilles Barbier, Alain Bublex, Lucie Picandet from France; Keith Tyson from U.K, Pilar Albarracín from Spain, Lázaro Saavedra from Cuba and Henrique Oliveira from Brazil.