Loo & Lou Gallery - Haut Marais
17.02 – 02.04.2016

The artist’s explorations focus on the beauty of the human body stripped of all artifice. In his studio in Lilas, he draws models with charcoal, exploring the visible and revealing all the creases and folds on the rough surfaces of their bodies. Arghaël seeks to find the matrix through the graphic purity of his gesture. His nervous line, rich and jumpy, is ready to welcome movement and pictorial accidents. The figures, drawn in all their sculptural beauty, are shown in unconventional poses, offering their entwined, distorted, disproportionate shapes to the viewer. Everything is exposed in these images, which insinuate themselves into our imagination with powerful, archetypal bodies in airy compositions, drawn with almost evanescent lines.