Ghislain Brown-Kossi

Ghislain Brown-Kossi

Ghislain Brown-Kossi

Ghislain Brown-Kossi describes the series titled Symbols as representing a universal language that everyone can understand or derive unique meaning from. His paintings depict languages using plaster casts upon bright pops of colour. Each symbol used has many meanings in various parts of the world, allowing for the resulting interpretation to be based on the viewer’s background and personal experience. The artist is also expressing a return to ancestral values through the use of symbols as our earliest form of writing.

For Brown-Kossi, symbols are at the heart of his imaginative life as they open the mind to the unknown and the infinite. They encompass this re-occurring theme, ranging from European un-deciphered writing systems and Egyptian hieroglyphics to modern advertising, comics, technology, and the interconnectedness that historic and current communication channels inform and provide.



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Artist Information

Artist Website: https://www.ghislainbrownkossi.com/

Ghislain Brown-Kossi

Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia

Education

2020     Art Theory, MoMA, NYC, online

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021     Are We Still Together, Port Moody Arts Center, Port Moody, BC

2019     Mindset, Alliance francaise de Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

           

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022     Place, Gibson Public Art Gallery, Curated by France Trepanier, Sunshine Coast, BC

2021     Art Rich, Richmond Arts Coalition, Richmond, BC

2021     Place, Evergreen Gallery, Curated by France Trepanier, Coquitlam, BC

2021     Non-Essentiel, Studio 17, Vancouver, BC

2021     Spotlight,Federation of Canadian Artists, Granville Island, BC

2020     YacYacTacTacA Virtual Show of Artist Multiples, Vancouver, BC

2020     Place, Two Rivers Gallery, Curated by France Trepanier, Prince George, BC

2019     Bastille Day Festival, Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC

2018     Galerie Nomade 1.0, Main Alley Building, Vancouver, BC

2017     Emerging Artists, Roam Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Selected Publication

2020     Art Hole Magazine, Art Hole: 10, London, UK

Professional Associations

MemberCanada Council for the Arts

MemberFederation of Canadian Artists

MemberLe Collectif, French Visual Artists from British Columbia

MemberPort Moody Art Centre

2020     Art Hole Magazine, Art Hole: 10, London, UK

Yvonne Robert

Yvonne Robert

Yvonne Robert

The often bright and gestural paintings of Yvonne Robert result from an intuitive approach to colour and composition. Her spontaneity of conception and dynamic gesture is void of complex references and their associated meanings. Instead she is steadfast in her commitment to universal concepts of form, mass, proportion, rhythm and structure, which constitute a common thread in her work. Above all, she is motivated by colour.

Art and her environment are all constant sources of inspiration. Importantly, however, when Robert observes her environment, she perceives colour first and foremost – a person’s hair in combination with the colour of their skin and their scarf, an old bike that someone has painted in a creamy light grey with a new brown leather seat; sheep in the pastures, the lake, the sky, the mountains; how different shades of blue interplay with each other and how endless the combinations appear to be.

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Robert also produces figurative paintings, portraits and still life, but other than the influence of her daily environment, she offers no critical meaning, and they are vastly abstracted. Simply put, Robert is concerned with self-reflecting experience and self-analysis. To interpret her work would be erroneous as her subject is self-defined. It is not the thoughts and emotions of the artist that is important, but that of the viewer. Her work does not rely on socio-political rhetoric to lay claims to any form of philosophical discourse. She is concerned with colour, form and composition; and in that order. Her intention is to allow the viewer internal reflection and their unique perspective. After all, it is our individual perception that gives us clarity and a true sense of understanding.

– Excerpt taken from Sascha Gianella, Swiss Curator and Advisor, July 2019

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Artist Information

Artist Website: https://www.yvonnerobert.com/

Yvonne Robert

Residence: Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2019 Paul Smith, London, UK
2018 Boilerroom, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
2018 Kunstsalon, Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 The George Gallery, Due with Damian Stamer, Charleston, SC
2021 PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2020 PIERMARQ*, Sydney, Australia
2020 Way Out, La Grange, Cernay-Les-Reims, France
2020 Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Due with Gabriele Herzog, NYC, USA
2019 Circle 1 Gallery, with Gabriel Herzog and Caroline Popham, Berlin, Germany
2019 Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NYC, USA
2019 Formato14, Madrid, Spain
2019 Amelie Maison D’Art, Paris, France
2019 Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NYC, USA
2018 Cagegallery, Barcelona, Spain

Bibliography

2021 Helvetia and Sons – Interiew, March 2021
2020 You Wanted a List – Interview, August 2020
2020 Lula Japan Issue 12 – Interview, March 2020
2020 Jul, Charlotte – ATBO Furniture, February 2020
2019 Gianella, Sascha – SGAC Interview, October 2019
2018 Wasserman, Sydney – Architectural Digest, May 2018
2018 Tannler, Roland – Abstract Mag Interview, May 2018

2021 Helvetia and Sons – Interiew, March 2021
2020 You Wanted a List – Interview, August 2020
2020 Lula Japan Issue 12 – Interview, March 2020
2020 Jul, Charlotte – ATBO Furniture, February 2020
2019 Gianella, Sascha – SGAC Interview, October 2019
2018 Wasserman, Sydney – Architectural Digest, May 2018
2018 Tannler, Roland – Abstract Mag Interview, May 2018