Pascale Marthine Tayou - Colorful LineMay 2 - August 22, 2018
Richard Taittinger Gallery is excited to present Colorful Line, a solo exhibition of works by the acclaimed artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, curated by Jérôme Sans. This exhibition will be his first solo show in New York in almost 20 years.
The exhibition Colorful Line has been conceived as a journey within Tayou’s universe: a deliberately mobile, heterogeneous work. Deeply linked to his own “voyager mind”, Tayou’s work comes into contact with what is other to the self. His objects, sculptures, installations, drawings and videos have a recurrent feature in common: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of global village. His work is the perfect consequence of how diversity and plurality are at play, forming our global realities.
For more than twenty years, Pascale Marthine Tayou has created his own vocabulary out of images and forms from the West and beyond: from society’s rejects and waste, national and economic symbols, and artistic references. Tayou expresses himself with simple materials, as a lush “anti-production” of the western worlds. He embraces the world’s connected realities, bringing together non-tangible impressions and materials, fragments of moments he collected from the succession of places he inhabited, whether for an hour or for ten years. His works, a profusion of materials and information, hang in fragile balance, all the while preserving their own logic.