Régis Rizzo

1967 · France

Artist biography

Régis Rizzo Lives and works in Paris. He studied at L'Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Arts et à l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He's Highly graduated from both.

Nowadays, because of our technology, it is easy to capture, share, and display images, however there are not many possibilities to get an understandable current image of our world. I want my paintings to provide an answer to the modern paradox, and that is why I find feelings and emotions to be the most important when looking at something.

I want to express the poetic potential of contemporary characters, which would most likely be their fragility. The figures in my paintings are either surrounded or covered by suggestive brushstrokes, expressive scratches, and translucent layers of colour showing just how easily they could disappear… Just like in Fellini’s film Rome, when the ancient frescoes found in the underground spaces are ruined by the polluted city air, right after we saw how beautiful they were…

Within my art I am very aware of the process of transforming the images so that they reveal something new, something that was not there before. I find myself in a dialogue with a film’s narrative figuration, but I always try to remain aware of my medium – painting. I could say, to explain it somewhat anecdotally, that my paintings are a very short film consisting only of one image, which is out of focus! In addition, there are not many clues about the actual narrative or an obvious meaning, and so the viewers can project their own stories into the picture, when they look at my work. They are like a dream scene that offers many different interpretations.”

Regis Rizzo

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Collegio de Espana, Paris Contre nature, La Ruche, Paris

2018 GALLERI V58, French Connections – Human, group exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark

2017 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Danmark NORTH art fair, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, Let’s get lost, solo exhibition, Ikast, Denmark Lasgalerie, Escape from landscape, Paris, France

2016 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark Xun Art Gallery, solo exhibition, Beijing, China GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2015 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, solo exhibition, Crossing Ikast, Denmark gEspace Pierre Cardin, California Dream, Paris, France Barclays, Regards croisés (Perspectives), Paris, France Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, 25 Års Jubilæumsudstilling, Ikast, Denmark

2014 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark LasGalerie, solo exhibition, Au-delà des villes (Beyond the cities), Paris, France Billund Kunstforening, solo exhibiton, Recent paintings, Denmark Galerie Chaon, Villes de nuit (Cities at night), Granville, France Galerie K021, Sleeping beauties,Paris, France

2013 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, solo exhibition, Generic, Ikast, Denmark Biennale de Belgrade, Refugees, Serbia,

2012 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark Catherine et André Hug, solo exhibition, Le goût du voyage (The Taste of the Travelling) Paris, France

2011 GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark Link gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2010 Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, solo exhibition, Ikast, Denmark

2009 Xavier Ronse Gallery, solo exhibition, La poursuite (The Pursuit), Belgium Biennale d’Issy, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Mon Dieu, délivrez moi du modèle (My God, deliver me from the model), France

2008 Galerie Catherine et André Hug, solo exhibition, La poursuite (The Pursuit), Paris, France Xavier Ronse Gallery, solo exhibition, Mouscron, Belgium Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France Link gallery, As still as a picture, Ghent, Belgium

2007 Galerie B, solo exhibition, La poursuite (The Pursuit), Nagoya, Japan

2006 COLAS, solo exhibition, siège, Paris, France Galerie Eric de Montbel, solo exhibition, Au départ (In the Beginning), Paris, France Inselgalerie, solo exhibition, Wiesbaden, Germany

2005 Galerie Jacob 1, solo exhibition, Génériques (Generics), Paris, France Fondation COLAS, La route (The Road), Paris, France Salon d’Angers ArtParis Artfair, Represented by Galerie Jacob, L’embarquement (Embarkation), Paris, France

2004 Galerie Jacob 1, solo exhibition, No photo Inside, Paris, France

2003 LasGalerie, Visions Urbaines (Urban Visions), Paris, France

2002 Galerie Jacob 1, solo exhibition, Prismacolor 1, Paris, France L’Artcothèque, solo exhibition, Granville, France Salon de la Jeune Création, Paris, France Salon d’Art Contemporain de Chelles, Prismacolor, Chelles, France

2001 Paris 2002 Salon de la Jeune Création, Jeune Création, Paris, France

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2015 Shi Jia Zhuang Museum, Passions Françaises (French Passions), China

TEACHING POSITIONS

2007 Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

2003 Invetro Symposium, Hannover, Germany

2000 Fredericia, Denmark

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