Régis Rizzo (FR)

“Nowadays, because of our technology, it is easy to capture, share, and display images, however there are not many possibilities to get an understandable current image of our world. I want my paintings to provide an answer to the modern paradox, and that is why I find feelings and emotions to be the most important when looking at something.   

I want to express the poetic potential of contemporary characters, which would most likely be their fragility. The figures in my paintings are either surrounded or covered by suggestive brushstrokes, expressive scratches, and translucent layers of colour showing just how easily they could disappear… Just like in Fellini’s film Rome, when the ancient frescoes found in the underground spaces are ruined by the polluted city air, right after we saw how beautiful they were…

Within my art I am very aware of the process of transforming the images so that they reveal something new, something that was not there before. I find myself in a dialogue with a film’s narrative figuration, but I always try to remain aware of my medium – painting. I could say, to explain it somewhat anecdotally, that my paintings are a very short film consisting only of one image, which is out of focus! In addition, there are not many clues about the actual narrative or an obvious meaning, and so the viewers can project their own stories into the picture, when they look at my work. They are like a dream scene that offers many different interpretations.”

Regis Rizzo

EDUCATION

1989 – 1993
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (mural, painting and engraving)

1986 – 1989
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art de Paris (mural painting)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, French Connections – Human, group exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Danmark
NORTH art fair, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, Let’s get lost, solo exhibition, Ikast, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Xun Art Gallery, solo exhibition, Beijing, China
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, solo exhibition, Crossing Ikast, Denmark
gEspace Pierre Cardin, California Dream,  Paris, France
Barclays, Regards croisés (Perspectives), Paris, France
Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, 25 Års Jubilæumsudstilling, Ikast, Denmark  

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
LasGalerie, solo exhibition, Au-delà des villes (Beyond the cities), Paris, France
Billund Kunstforening, solo exhibiton, Recent paintings, Denmark
Galerie Chaon, Villes de nuit (Cities at night), Granville, France
Galerie K021, Sleeping beauties,Paris, France

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, solo exhibition, Generic, Ikast, Denmark
Biennale de Belgrade, Refugees, Serbia,

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Catherine et André Hug, solo exhibition,  Le goût du voyage (The Taste of the Travelling) Paris, France

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Link gallery, Ghent, Belgium

2010
Jørgen Østergaard Gallery, solo exhibition, Ikast, Denmark

2009
Xavier Ronse Gallery, solo exhibition, La poursuite (The Pursuit), Belgium
Biennale d’Issy, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Mon Dieu, délivrez moi du modèle (My God, deliver me from the model), France

2008
Galerie Catherine et André Hug, solo exhibition, La poursuite (The Pursuit), Paris, France
Xavier Ronse Gallery, solo exhibition, Mouscron, Belgium
Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France
Link gallery, As still as a picture, Ghent, Belgium

2007
Galerie B, solo exhibition, La poursuite (The Pursuit), Nagoya, Japan

2006
COLAS, solo exhibition, siège, Paris, France
Galerie Eric de Montbel, solo exhibition, Au départ (In the Beginning), Paris, France
Inselgalerie, solo exhibition, Wiesbaden, Germany

2005
Galerie Jacob 1, solo exhibition, Génériques (Generics), Paris, France
Fondation COLAS, La route (The Road), Paris, France
Salon d’Angers
ArtParis Artfair, Represented by Galerie Jacob, L’embarquement (Embarkation), Paris, France

2004
Galerie Jacob 1, solo exhibition, No photo Inside,  Paris, France

2003
LasGalerie, Visions Urbaines (Urban Visions), Paris, France

2002
Galerie Jacob 1, solo exhibition, Prismacolor 1, Paris, France
L’Artcothèque, solo exhibition, Granville, France
Salon de la Jeune Création, Paris, France
Salon d’Art Contemporain de Chelles, Prismacolor, Chelles, France

2001
Paris 2002 Salon de la Jeune Création, Jeune Création,  Paris, France

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2015
Shi Jia Zhuang Museum, Passions Françaises (French Passions), China

TEACHING POSITIONS

2007
Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

2003
Invetro Symposium, Hannover, Germany

2000
Fredericia, Denmark

1996
Artforum Remisen Brande, Denmark

1995
Artforum Remisen Brande, Denmark

Born 1967

‘By the bluest of seas’, olie på lærred, 130 x 162, 2018, d.kr. 28.000,-

‘Diver’, olie på lærred, 130 x 195, 2018, d.kr. 30.000,-

‘Let’s get lost’, olie på lærred, 97 x 130, 2017, d.kr. 21.000,-

‘Sunny afternoon’, olie på lærred, 110 x 110, 2018, d.kr. 20.000,-

‘Up north’, olie på lærred, 162 x 114, 2018, d.kr. 27.000,-

‘Traversées II’, olie på lærred, 100 x 81, 2018, d.kr. 17.000,-

‘Summer rain’, olie på lærred, 110 x 110, 2017, d.kr. 21.000,-

‘One way’, olie på lærred, 114 x 162, 2018, d.kr. 27.000,-

‘Long talks’, olie på lærred, 89 x 116, 2017, d.kr. 19.000,-

‘Like a rainbow’, olie på lærred, 100 x 81, 2017, d.kr. 17.000,-

‘Love letter’, olie på lærred, 41 x 33, 2018, SOLGT

‘Ballons’, olie på lærred, 41 x 33, 2018, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Urban Fragment (USA)’, olie på lærred, 89 x 116, 2016 d.kr. 19.000,-

‘Salted land’, olie på lærred, 130 x 195, 2016 d.kr. 30.000,-

‘On the Dock’, olie på lærred, 114 x 162, 2016, d.kr. 27.000,-

‘Hot as Ice’, olie på lærred, 54 x 65, 2015, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘A Secret’, olie på lærred, 54 x 65, 2015, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Children on the Jetty’, olie på lærred, 130 x 195, 2016, SOLGT

‘High tides’, olie på lærred, 130 x 195, 2016, SOLGT

‘Three girls’, olie på lærred, 130 x 162, 2016, SOLGT

‘Another perfect day’, olie på lærred, 132 x 195, 2018, d.kr 30.000.-