Darmo Art – Student Project
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Do you have a passion for art? Or you simply enjoy it as a passtime? Support your classmate Alexis de Bernède, who has taken on the initiative with a friend, to help artists of our generation !
Darmo Art is an artist accelerator and an itinerant art gallery, created in August 2017 by two students. Our very own Alexis de Bernède (19 years old) from the Warwick Business School and Marius Jacob-Gismondi (20 years old), studdent at the IESA (Paris, France).
This project started 7 months ago with a contemporary art blog on Instagram (@darmo.art) that today is followed by almost 7,000 people. The increasing success of this blog evoked the desire, in its founders, to present the artworks of these young artists, still unknown in the art market. Darmo Art wishes to facilitate the emergence of very young artists, to guide their Instagram “followers” in their acquirement of knowledge on contemporary art and to enable young art enthusiasts start collecting and investing in new, talented artists.
Alexis and Marius will present from the 20th to the 22nd of April 2018, at the Galerie Gismondi, the works of two french artists of their generation, Raf Reyes and Pauline d’Andigné, at the occasion of their first exhibition: MÉTAMORPHOSES.
Raf Reyes (20 years old) is anoter fellow student of the University of Warwick, curretnly on his year abroad. He is a self taught photographer specialised in digital art, including digital collages.
Undertaking a year of traveling in Asia, he combines his environment and his creativity to achieve the end result of his art. Raf Reyes built his initial success on social media with more than 13,200 subscribers on his Instagram account showcasing his digital art work (@surreality), and 19,600 subscribers on his account dedicated to photography (@ raf.reyes) .Reyes explores the meanders of the subconscious through a seamless blend of traditional and modern techniques that characterise his art. During the year 2017, his main objective was to create or experiment daily, using all the knowledge and methods available around the world of surreal art. Raf Reyes' methods pursue an explicit desire to celebrate the spectator's unconscious. He achieves this by liberating possibilities of luck and spontaneity: when he produces, he gives way to randomness or "the accidental", through objects incorporated in the final piece without any particular rule or method of disposition. These elements, or "glitches" (def. : a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment; an unexpected setback) are essential to the definition of Raf Reyes' style. Whether in the foreground, to emphasize the importance of these additions, or between dozens of translucent layers, he also conceives his art as a game he plays with his viewer. These little "winks" are de facto references to objects, emotions or feelings, but also to artists from which Raf Reyes draws his inspiration.
The second artist is Pauline d’Andigné, currently studying at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and was discovered by Marius and Alexis during her last successful exhibition at ENSBA (November 2017).
Come support these University of Warwick student as they take on this adventure !
The exhibition will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of April, from 10am to 8pm, 20 rue Royale, Paris.