Agnès Antonio

Agnès Antonio

Maisons-Alfort, Ile de France, France

About Agnès Antonio

I Live and work in Paris and Dinard, France.
My works question, through different mediums such as photography, drawing or painting, the ephemeral nature of things and beings, their impermanence.
I like to play with the limits of the figurative, creating different universes.
My favorite subjets are nature, lanscapes but also relations ships between humans beings as in my series of couples.
No colors for my drawings in graphite, a deliberately reduced palette, where I decline all shades from deep black to almost transparent gray. Foliage, flowers, plants always mysterious "soliciting perception, doubt ..."
Someone in an exibition said me that my drawings seem like aquatint. It was a surprise for me because I never thought my work in this way.
But after thinking it over, I imagine this is a legacy of my school years, during which I practiced etching and loved drawing as a medium.
About my artistics influencies:
I particularly appreciate the painting of the Victorian era, and in particular that of
Pre-Raphaelite painters, John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse as well as those of the
17th century Dutch, and more specifically Johannes Veermer's genre scenes. In
as regards contemporary art, the works and approaches of the following artists: Gerhard Richter,
Edward Hopper, Tony Oursler, Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola, Andy Goldsworthy as well as Christo and Jeanne-Claude.




Education

1987: Diploma Architect D.P.L.G.

1981: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne.

1979: National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris. Painting section.


Exhibitions

2020
ART3F
6e SALON INTERNATIONAL D'ART CONTEMPORAIN
PARIS
31 January - 2 February 2020

2019
Personal exhibition - Warwick Paris hotel
7-8 June

2017
Personal exhibition - Novotel Thalassa in Dinard
April 3rd - July 3rd.

2016
Represented by "Galerie Collection Privée" - Ile Saint-Louis.
21 rue le Regrattier - 75 004 Paris
https://collectionprivee.paris/

Chinese Collaboration w/ WALLWA.com

2015
Personal exhibition - Exhibition center « l’Arbre » in Chedigny. (France)
August 7th - 9th and 14th - 16th.

2013
Collective exhibition: Les Hivernales de Montreuil Paris Est.
November 6th to 11th.

Collective exhibition NITROGEN NARCOSIS with Museum Galery at Maurice Ravel center. Paris 75012.
September 2nd to 27th.