FRANCE

SEBASTIEN MEHAL

PRESENTATION

Born in 1970, and originally from Martinique, Sébastien Mehal is graduated of the École supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA Paris XV) in Paris (2000) and the Paris School of Architecture (1996).

Sébastien Mehal was personally touched by the development of the city and by the peculiarities and other quirks of urban life; he gets all his inspiration from it. The artist integrates into his works a real sociological and philosophical reflection staged in a minimalist style of his own.

The light bulb is the major figure in his work. It is the symbol of the impact of our society in inhabited areas. The notion of light embodies both the mental light of man and his vital energy. This object constitutes a central element even omnipresent of our environment.

In his most recent works, we observe the presence of splashes of liquid paints "injected" thanks to large industrial or medical syringes. While he only used flat textures, he is currently working on the creation of delicate reliefs that allow a play of light and depth, at the origin of an energy specific to the artwork.

Sébastien Mehal participated in numerous exhibitions and fairs around the world (Fiac, Art Paris, Art Basel, ...). He is present as well in collections in France and Japan.

ARTWORKS

SOLO & GROUP SHOW

SOLO SHOW (SELECTIONS)

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2016

Urbanity, Maëlle Galerie, Paris, France

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2015

De-construction, Clément Foundation, Martinique


2014

La Villa 47 - Art Center - Memory of the World Marseille, France

L'Artocarpe - In residence - exhibition // Guadeloupe, France

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2011

Heartgalerie - Paintings group - Paris, France

Acabas Gallery - On-off / In-out, Paris, France
L'Artocarpe - In Residence // exhibition - Landscape & Memory - Guadeloupe, France

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2010

Lueurs, Galerie Ephémère, Paris, France Première vision Paris, VIP area, Paris, France

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2009

1999-2009, paintings, Heartgalerie, Paris, France 2008 Liberty, Gallery Pastor, MonacO

City, Heartgalerie, Paris, France
City, Galerie 96, Paris, France Paintings, Cube Galerie, Paris, France

GROUP SHOW (SELECTION)

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2015

Lélia Mordoch Gallery, Paris - Miami (USA)


2014

The small collection, Galerie White Projet, Paris, France

Lélia Mordoch Gallery, Paris - Miami (USA)

Minimenta group, Heartgalerie, Paris, France


2013

Made in Light, Espace EDF Foundation, Paris, France

Made in light, Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, France

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2011

Representation, Atelier Ramponeau, Paris, France

Auction exhibition, Artcurial, Paris, France

Construction, European Parliament AFC collection, Strasbourg, France

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2010

Paris / Berlin Kunst Galerie Berlin - Berlin-Mitte, Germany

Michel Rovelas Foundation, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

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2009

Painting and drawing, Heatgalerie, Paris, France

Projects, Culiori d'umani Foundation EESC, Brussels, Belgium Made in, Museum Quarter Wien, Vienna, Austria
Art protects, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

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2008

Collector Private View, Heartgalerie, Paris, France

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2007

Mediterranean dialogues - cultural summer, Saint-Tropez, France Europe

project Wien, Museum Essel, Vienna, Austria

Memory of the World, Nuit Blanche, Esplanade de la BFM, Paris, France

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2006

Art Visitae, Center for Contemporary Art Lazaret Ollandini, Ajaccio, France

2005

Memory, Galerie like 76, Paris, France

Collection, Museum Shikoku, Japan


2004

Rêve Liberté Résonance, Contemporary Art Gallery Rive Gauche, Paris, France
Innov'art, Espace Vivendi Universal, Paris, France
Pop art, La French Touch, Center d'art Levallois, France
Galerie Julio Gonzalez, within the framework of the Antoine Marin Prize, Arcueil, France

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2000

Outer Worlds, Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan Group of Artists,

Languedoc-Roussillon Contemporary Art Center, Montpellier, France

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1999

Hop Art, Chapelle de la Salpetrière, Paris, France
City Art and Art of Exile, Espace Reuilly Ville de Paris, France

REWARDS

Resident at Riad Denise Masson, Marrakech, Morocco

Resident at Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, Japan
Resident at Casa Velazquez, Madrid, Spain

Workshop at the Museo Internacional de Electrografia, Cuenca, Spain
Laureate of the University of Musashino, Toyko, Japan
Laureate of the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques de Paris created by Pontus Hulten, France
Lavoisier Grant, School of Visual Arts of New York, USA 1983 Lavoisier Grant, Pratt Institute, New York, USA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

HGB Collection - Paris, Arcay Paris, Kawada Tokyo

Corsica Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art

EXHIBITIONS AT THE 193 GALLERY