Our Moderne Jazz exhibition finished two weeks ago. Fun time exhibiting with Moderne Jazz friends. Thanks again for those who came out for vernissage, finissage and in between : ) Here is my piece I made for the exhibition in movement. Perhaps the shadow looks better than the actual piece.

Something about mobile that is so zen. Hope you have a zen week : )

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Mattie and I are printing these days, using the same technique I used to print the tea towels with giant stamps and dyes. Just like how it was with the tea towels, it is a long process.
We are happy printing something special for special people, but we will be happy (or happier) when it is done : )

I will share with you soon when it’s all done!

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Paul Loubet is a French artist based in Valencia, Spain. But I often forget that he is French because he was living in Argentina when I first met him several years ago, and since then he seems to be at different places every time I hear of him.

I still remember when I saw his big canvas for the first time on flickr. I was fascinated and impressed by his strange universe, and I dreamed of owning this canvas.

A few days ago, there was a vernissage of his exhibition with Galerie Bomma in Paris. His strange universe is currently full of missile shooting drones.

His canvases and wood works are mix of matte and shiny, and it is beautiful to see in person. So stop by.

Now I dream of owning this canvas above… ꒰◍ᐡᐤᐡ◍꒱

Check Paul’s work on his site, follow his Instagram and flickr or get tattooed by him ; )

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MISSION PAUL LOUBET
LA GALERIE BOMMA
December 2 – December 10, 2017
49 Rue de la Cour des Noues, Paris 20

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One day, a randomly realized that I’m in three different groups, and as I’ve never been a part of any sort of groups until recent years, this surprised me. First is a graffiti crew Moderne Jazz which I often speak of or about on this blog, the second is AMATEURS which embodies Mattie and I whenever we make something or do exhibitions together, then the third and the most recent is the Club du Dessin. This is a very small group of illustrators and artists who get together monthly at a chosen location to draw for a day.

Around this time last year, Vanessa from the club invited me to join. Oh, I was very excited and honored for the invite, but it also made me nervous as I have fear of spending time with people I don’t really know and most importantly, I don’t really draw. But I braved it, joined the club, tried to draw, made new friends and very happy to be a part of the club : )

For this month’s session, Vanessa, Amélie, Loren, Coline, Hélène, Jean-Phillippe and I (although I was a little late oops) met at Galerie de Botanique (herbier museum) and Grandes Serres (botanical garden).


Amélie Fontaine

For every session, we meet in the morning and everyone roams around the place and draws. Then we gather for lunch. This could be one of my favorite moments, because where to eat is as equally important as where to draw – the rule which does not apply when I’m with other crews like Moderne Jazz ; ) Therefore, with Club du Dessin, I always eat well.


Loren Capelli


Vanessa Dziuba


Jean-Phillipe Bretin


Amélie Fontaine

During lunch, we also share our morning drawings. Then we go back and draw some more.


Hélène Thomas


Vanessa Dziuba


Coline  Oliviero

Check out instagram #clubdudessin if you want to see more.

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12 of us Moderne Jazzers – Christ, Cor21, Frida, Gsulf, Hams, Ishem 8, Matti, Noteen, Obisk, Yor81, ンタン – had a vernissage of our third exhibition together last Saturday (Nov 11) at Module in Paris. We all made a children’s toy and some sketches,ンタン made the poster above and Christ wrote the text about the exhibition. Here is a quick peek of the exhibition, but for all the details, you should go to the exhibition in person ; )


Yor81


Noteen


Obisk


Frida


Matti


Mirjam


Ishem 8


Frida


Hams


ンタン


Christ


Cor21


Gsulf

Big big thanks to everyone who came out under the rain, it was fun : )

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FFRRRRVUMVUMTACTAC ! ! 
November 11 – December 1, 2017
Open every Saturday 16h to 19h
Module
9 rue Cyrano de Bergerac
75018 Paris

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Because our flat is old and it is also our studio, we don’t have clean white walls. It would be too much of work to paint our living room white (yes, we would paint on walls outside, but we think it is too much work to paint our house), so we decided to cover up a piece of wall which was painted by a friend CT many years ago back to white.

A week later, I’m still not use to the new clean wall with Fredun Shapur‘s poster. Now, I’m thinking that it would be nice to paint the whole living room white, but the clean walls wouldn’t last long anyways so I will just leave it as it is.

By the way, the paint splash on Mattie’s shoes and pants is from another day when he went out to paint, and didn’t happen in the house ; )

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As I posted here a few days ago, we had our zine launch this past Saturday at Module.

We had posters on the wall, which were the extra or experimental prints we made during the making of the zines, and also nailed the tea towels on the wall. We showed our zines on a long table.

I’ve been to exhibitions, openings and launches, but it definitely feels different when you are on the other side. Especially since this was my first time doing any sort of launch, and although it was a small one and Mattie was doing it with me, I was still, as always, shy about showing my works. But many came by to check out what we have made, showed interest, and hung out with us through out the day despite the rainy weather.

As we were metro’ing back home at the end of the day, I realized how amazing it is that people would give us their precious time and hard earned money for what we make. Truly grateful. Also big big thanks to Module for opening the space for us, for the generosity, for making this possible <3

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Zines and posters: will be on Éditions Peinture‘s site soon.
Tea towels: RUE DES BELLES FEUILLES

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Researching and trying to find a way to stamp dye onto fabric for RUE DES BELLES FEUILLES took a long while. Once I finally made giant stamps and Mattie made me a stamping surface with edges so I can line up the stamps, Mattie thought of a new project for himself – a giant zine. So he also cut out stamps while I was busy stamping on my linens, and he also stamped, not on fabric, but on paper. He also suggested that I make prints on paper using the same stamps I used on linen. Mattie chose to stamp with offset printing ink which takes some days to dry. So in between my dye mixtures, giant stamps, test fabric pieces, linen, drying rack, chemical water buckets taking over every floor, wall, even fridge space in our tiny flat, we also attached lines across the ceiling to hang dry the prints as we slept under them for several weeks.

The result is our two zines. These two are not your typical zine in size nor technique. We would like to show them to you in person this coming Saturday, November 4th at Module in Paris, from 2 to 8pm. Come by, have some candies, wish Mattie a happy birthday (it’s his birthday!) and flip through the zines. See you there! : )

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MATTI & GSULF ZINE LAUNCH
November 4, 2017
Module
9, rue Cyrano de Bergerac
75018 Paris

2 – 8 pm
Facebook event

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Paul Cox made new visuals for Théâtre du Nord, and these are promotional prints my friend grabbed from a bookstore. He gifted me the bottom one or I half forced him. Merci Alexis! One of the shapes reminds me of the 10×10 original Mattie surprised me with a while back.

Now if someone can find me the upper one… ; )

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Recent trip to Rennes was to attend the varnissage of Kevin’s solo exhibition at Galerie 126. Kevin Pinsembert aka Christ is a recent graduate from ENSCI (an industrial design graduate school), an artist, a graffiti writer, the tallest member of Moderne Jazz, foremost a friend, always curious, finds beauty everywhere. Really everywhere. He is also a avid sketcher. If you ever run into him, you’ll most likely see him sketching on his often homemade sketchbook with a black fine felt-tip pen. I always enjoy going through it – his shaky lines, mirrored writings, some graffiti, some drawings, often sketches of ideas, some pure shapes…

This exhibition titled <CADRES> is his first solo show, and simply put, it is a blow up 3D version of his sketchbook in color. I love it.

The exhibition is finished, sorry, but you can see more photos of the exhibition here and the photos of his residency at Galerie 126 preparing for this exhibition here, and you can follow his instagram account here.

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CADRES
Kevin Pinsembert
Galerie 126
Sept 29 – Oct 20, 2017

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