Damien Poulain: Love Have No Size
Unveiling: Friday December 14, 2018, 17:00 – 21:00
Tehran, Karim Khan Bridge, South Azodi Street, #43
Ag Galerie is pleased to announce an Ag Experiment project collaborating with French artist Damien Poulain in his site specific work titled, ‘Love Have No Size’. This work is a mural painting series, exploring the multiple human facets and love possibilities through a geometric work. “Art can die, a painting can disappear, but what matters, are the seeds that it sows on earth”, said Joan Miro. By painting in urban spaces, Poulain wishes to spread a simple and yet complex message of and about love in various parts of the world, to confront people with a universal message about beauty, possibilities and choices.
Painting in urban spaces is a political act and an act of love.
Love Have No Size, sees no limit in space and location, it can be adapted to multiple formats and sizes. It is Poulain’s personal strategy to escape reality, giving a space for colour and contemplation. This project has been supported by The Cultural Section of the French Embassy in Tehran and the Kaaf Non-Profit Art Institue in Tehran.
Damien Poulain, is an artist, working and living in between London and Paris. His work develops in a transversality influenced by shintoist, tribal and heraldic symbols. In his practice, he uses material such as textile, spray paint, sculpture, and architectural volumes to develop a work targeting the meaning of community and the tools of its beliefs. His work invest and promote optimistic feelings in building communities and wishes through his projects to bring people together. At the same time, he intends to raise questions about contemporary popular culture’s practices, in collaborative approaches between the artist and local artisans and ressources.
Poulain runs the graphic design practice oodee studio, where he produce artworks for commercial and art clients and funded the publishing house oodee books, with his inaugurational project POV Female, he gave the voice to 25 female photographers throughout the world (London, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Bogota and Beirut) giving exposure to previously unpublished, self-initiated projects in limited-edition monographs of 100. This project on female photography has been widely relayed in newspaper such as The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian amongst others. He also collaborates with artist such as Pieter Hugo, Viviane Sassen, Roger Ballen and Ren Hang.
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