CURRENT & NEXT EXHIBITION
FRANCE / Lille / 09 – 12 March 23 / Lille ArtUP / Galerie Métamorphoses
BELGIUM / Spa / April 29 – 30 23 / 20 year’s anniversary @ Art’n Pepper Gallery
USA / New-York / May 23 / Group Show / Nicolas Auvray – Galerie l’Atelier
GERMANY / Bade-Wurtemberg / 4 – 7 May 23/ Art Karlsruhe / ArtBoxBerlin
FRANCE / Arles / 04 – 14 May 23/ Festival Européen de la Photographie de Nu
BELGIUM / Spa / June 3 – 4 23/ Vénus Safari Launch and signature weekend / Art’n Pepper Gallery
BELGIUM / Spa / 03 June – 30 June 23/ Solo Show with Christophe de Fierlant / Art’n Pepper Gallery
FRANCE / Arles / 03 July – 24 September 23/ Les Rencontres Photographiques @ Tristans Gallery
USA / The Hamptons Fine Art Fair / 13 – 16 July 23 / Nicolas Auvray Galerie
BELGIUM / Knokke-le-Zoute / 04 August 23/ Opening Show and Signature Vénus Safari / Atelier VO2MAX Gallery
SPAIN / Ibiza / 09 September 23 / Vénus Safari Launch / Les Terrasses
SPAIN / Ibiza / 10 September 23 / Vénus Safari Launch / Can Quince
THE NETHERLANDS / Oisterwijk / 17 September – 22 October 2023 / Solo Show / Gallery Van Dun
BELGIUM / Spa / Sunday 24th September 23 / Meet and Greet / Art’n Pepper Galerie
USA / New York / 20 – 24 September 23 / AAF / Nicolas Auvray Galerie
FRANCE / Reims / September 23 / Solo Show / La Galerie by Romaric Segalen
GERMANY / Berlin – Timmendorfer Strand / 30 September – November 04 / Solo Show / ArtBoxBerlin
BELGIUM / Antwerp / 20 October – 20 November / New Works solo Show / Leonhard’s Gallery
USA / Miami / 05 – 09 December / Miami Art Basel-Context 23 / Nicolas Auvray Galerie
FRANCE / St Tropez / 30 March – April 2024 / Solo Show / Galerie Paul Janssen
USA / New-York / March 24 / Solo Show / Nicolas Auvray Galerie
A meeting between a painter, a model and the photographer…
Extensive, both in time and scope; ThePainters Project is an ongoing collection of collaborations with painters to whom Eric offers as a canvas some of the very best models he has enjoyed working with during his career.
For a number of these artists the project offers them a step in the dark, an escape into unknown territory. They must settle into a new environment with unfamiliar light, unusual shadows and highlights and a canvas that is not only three dimensional but alive, breathing and sentient. Movements and poses influence their strokes, they must discover, adapt and ultimately tame this canvas with their brush. Together, the body and the art become one to achieve the sublime.
To blend the often distinct viewpoints of different disciplines and work together; to mix various instruments, tools and angles is an uncommon, yet extremely rewarding and exciting approach, but also contrary to the eternal solitude of the artist, a commonly echoed mantra in the art sphere.
This unorthodox partnership gives birth to wonderful and often surprising creations. Magic succeeds when the ephemeral and volatile nature of paint on the human skin is forever captured through the lens and immortalised onto the image.
More than hundred meetings have already taken place with artists from the UK, Uruguay, Mauritius, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, the US, China, Venezuela, Russia and many other countries all across the globe.
A truly timeless and borderless artwork is born.
The project is permanently exhibited in galleries in Paris, New-York, Berlin, Antwerp, London, Honfleur, Le Touquet, St Tropez, Amsterdam, Reims, Oisterwijk, Mauritius, Ibiza, Spa, Vevey and Arles.