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Goubeau Patrice Art Gallery - Goubeau Patrice Artworks

Goubeau Patrice Art Gallery - Goubeau Patrice Artworks

"Group exhibitions &lowast February 2008, exhibition entitled &ldquo Allegory&rdquo at Agora Gallery in New York. &lowast From January to March 2008, Thullier Gallery in Paris. &lowast 2007, group exhibition at Salon international 2007 entitled ' art in its diversity' in Paris. &lowast 2006, salon entitled &ldquo African views&rdquo in Montre"

A fantastic vision is heightened by the liberal use of chiaroscuro to lend atmospheric drama to the acrylic paintings of Patrice Goubeau, a winner of the coveted Grand Prize award from the Salon des Artistes Francais, at Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street , from February 5 through 26. (Reception: Thursday February 7, 6 to 8 PM.)
A native of France , now living and working in Canada , Goubeau employs shadows around the edges of his forms to give human figures, natural objects such as trees, and classical architecture a steely surface sheen that lends them all a similarly unearthly quality. This effect also adds to the abstract attributes of his paintings, even while his subject matter is always clearly delineated and specific. His strongly lit figurative compositions, particularly, suggest a descendant of Caravaggio, albeit with a more contemporary simplicity of form.
Elements of Surrealism also come into play, particularly in canvases such as “The Beautiful Tale,” where an ancient ship sails through the portal of a magnificent baroque structure like a train emerging from a tunnel, as well as in “The Silence,” where the piece de resistance is sinuous wisps of white smoke, curling like phantom serpents around the openings of the colonnade in a classical rotunda. In “The Ruins,” Goubeau evokes a surreal landscape where stylized popular trees appear as sharp as a knife blade, while “Eternity” sets fragmented figures adrift in a dark, lonely cosmic expanse. ”Because all the persons I am very close to died my uncle died in front of me, my best friend died in a car crash when I was 15, two of my friends I used to discuss art with died too and my father also died in my arms I decided to fight for life against all these deaths around me,” Goubeau says in an artist statement issued in conjunction with his exhibition.
”As long as I remember, this battle always existed in my mind: it awakens all my feelings and a profound consciousness that present is already past, when something dramatic happens. In my art, I try to fight against sadness and fate.” This mystical struggle is apparent in the haunting quality of his compositions, which convey a noble effort to preserve the past in the present, not only by couching visions of antiquity in a vital contemporary style, but by rendering passing moments immutable. In Goubeau's painting “The Star,” for example, a graceful female nude with a purplish cast to her skin appears beset by outer forces that take the form of golden abstract swirls. Although this image was most probably created with mythic rather than literal intent, one
cannot help relating it to the recent news reports of youthful celebrities such as Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan succumbing to the perils of fame and the damaging effects of impersonal mass adulation on the private human soul.
Indeed, it is precisely his visionary ability to create images which are timeless yet cast light on current events that makes Patrice Goubeau a compelling and ultimately important painter.
Image Credits: Krysalide - Acrylic on Canvas 36 "x36"

 Life-Affirming Symbolism   Art review written by Marie R. Pagano
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Harmony in the bush

Lucky day

One day on the road to school


Haute-Provence 2


The blue house


The beautiful tale

The birth

The mirror

The passage

The star

Agora Gallery, NYC

Press Release:

The divinley individualistic paintings of Goubeau Patrice entice the eye and excite the mind. His works, which usually feature an inquisitive protagonist, are ripe with symbolic imagery, vivid colors, and a surrealist mode of composition. His investigations of meditation, time, mortality, and transcendence have contributed to the mystical nature of Patrice’s work.
"I like to share my perceptions of the world," he states, "resulting of the close interactions existing between the past, the present and the future." Each painting serves as point of departure for Patrice’s audience, a philosophical marker to engender contemplation on the human condition. Patrice began exhibiting his work around France in 1986, gaining momentum in salons, galleries, and private collections in Italy, Canada, and recently, New York. He has been awarded the Grand Prize award from the Salon des Artistes Français and recognized for his achievements at the Brancusi Cultural Center in Montreal. Patrice lives and works in France.
[Announcement - Goubeau Patrice - 2Ko - 2008]

 Life-Affirming Symbolism
Art review written by Marie R. Pagano
[Page - Goubeau Patrice - 4Ko - 2008]

Group exhibitions
∗    February 2008, exhibition entitled “Allegory” at Agora Gallery in New York.
∗    From  January to March 2008, Thullier Gallery in Paris.
∗    2007, group exhibition at Salon international 2007 entitled " art in its diversity" in Paris.
∗    2006, salon entitled “ African views” in Montreal.
∗    2005, participation to the New York international art festival.
∗    2003, Château Dufresne (Montreal, Canada).
∗    2003, East Angus (Montreal, Canada).
∗    2002, Culturel Brancusi  center (Montreal, Canada).
∗    Between 2001 and 2005, Artitude Gallery and Evenemential Gallery in Montreal.
∗    Between 1987 and 1990, many salons in France and Italy.
∗    1986, first exhibits in 1986 in Monaco, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Antibes and Marseille.
Exposition solo
∗    2002, solo exhibition at Evenemential Gallery in Montreal.
∗    2002, 2nd Grand Prize at The Brancusi Cultural Center (Montreal, Canada).
∗    1991, Grand Prize award from the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
∗    «  The  100 international contemporary masters » (release December 2007).
∗    Larousse dictionnary –artists quotation -, February release 2008.
∗    ADEC, Artprice, Drouot quotation, Directory of the worldwide artists and European Academy Arts-France.
∗    Since June 2007, represented by Agora Gallery, New York City.
Complementary details
∗     Between 1992 and 2002, Patrice Goubeau retired to improve his artistic techniques while traveling around the world.  
∗    After being graduated from l'École des Arts et Métiers in France, he attended architecture courses at l'École des Beaux-Arts in France.
∗    At 21, Patrice Goubeau discovered the basics of painting in a friend's studio.
[Biography - Goubeau Patrice - 4Ko]