Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, 6 rue Jouye-Rouve,
75020 Paris, Tel : 00 33 (0) 9 51 10 96 58
May 3 , June 29, 2013

A Cor Reunida is a joint exhibition of two artists from the same generation who focus on abstract painting. The work of these artists who live on two different continents, Charles-Henri Monvert, born in 1948 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) and Sérgio Sister, born that same year but in Sao Paulo (Brazil), adhere to no other rule than that of painting. The tone is set. Each one in their own style attempts to give volume and substance to the act of painting, and more specifically to the actual canvas; matter is revealed, overlaps and becomes embodied.
The work of Charles-Henri Monvert belongs to the analytical abstraction movement. He seeks to extend every possibilities of the chromatic range. Squares, Circles. The issue was “How to proceed from square to circle”. The point of “crystallization” [the moment when color is about to reveal itself] continues today to inspire his art.
Sergio Sister is involved in a research about the potential of color, in the wake of the Brazilian Neo-Concrete movement from the 60s. The pieces exhibited here are little known oil on canvases and on wood. On the surface, they preserve the artist’s gesture: shorts strokes, brushstrokes, or how to spread luminosity.
These two artists are jointly exhibited under a title that evokes the encounter and reuniting of color.

Charles-Henri Monvert lives and works in Paris. He’s had a first solo show at the Galerie Emmanuel Hervé last year and has participated in the following group exhibitions among others: L’Oblique, Un regard sur la géométrie, Musées de Montbéliard, Montbéliard, France (2009), Ne dites pas non!, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland (1997), Les Mystères de l’Auberge Espagnole, Villa Arson, Nice, France (1993). His works are in various public and private collections, including: F.R.AC. Alsace, Sélestat, France; MAMCO in Geneva, Switzerland and Musée du Château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France.

Sérgio Sister lives and works in Sao Paulo. He was featured in the 9th and 25th editions of the Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (1967, 2002). Recent solo shows include:Sérgio Sister, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); A Cor Reunida, Museu Municipal de Arte (MuMA), Curitiba, Brazil (2013); Josee Bienvenue Gallery, New York, USA (2011); Pinturas, at Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo Brazil (2008); Pinturas Face a Face, at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2007). Recent group shows include: Los Limites, at Galeria Rafael Ortiz, Seville, Spain (2011); Ponto de Equilíbrio, at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2010); Obra Menor, at Ateliê 397 (2009); and Ao mesmo tempo o nosso tempo, at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2006). His works are included in the collections of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Centro Cultural São Paulo; and Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, in Ribeirão Preto, in Brazil.

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