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The Prix Canson ® reveals the finalists and the winner of the 2015 prize in the Palais de Tokyo, Upper Gallery

8 July 2015

The exhibition honours the 2015 winner Adrián Villar Rojas and the 4 other finalists, all 5 talented international artists whose work is shown throughout the world and who have made the page their place of infinite freedom.

Adrián Villar Rojas,laureate 2015 Prix Canson® 2015. born in 1980, lives and works in Rosario in Argentina.
The sculptural works—modelled in fresh clay—are always spectacular, and unconventional in format. Created on-site and doomed to destruction, the artist’s ephemeral works are inspired by contemporary literature, science-fiction, music and comics, and address the theme of the end of humanity: what will remain after the end of the world, after the end of art? His numerous drawings and graphic creations, inkjet and watercolours on paper, perpetuate, echo and invent, via an autonomous practice, figures and landscapes congruous with scenes of an apocalyptic world, in the grip of certain disaster.

Trisha Donnelly, born in 1974 in San Francisco in USA. Lives and works between New York and San Francisco.
The drawings are executed in pencil, pastel, ink and graphite, in a precise line which communicates via the white space or the material of the paper. More often than not, the artist’s works address the sketch or the outline, the fragment, hints or allusions to objects from everyday life or a detail of a chosen form, somewhat mysterious, and yet obvious through both the accuracy of its depiction and its outlines.

David Musgrave, born in 1973 in Stockton-on-Tees in United-Kingdom. Lives and works in London.
Through his lightweight aluminium and transparent resin sculptures, his drawings, obtained by pressing and stamping, executed in graphite and coloured pencil, or objects such as ropes, segments of loose wire, scraps of cardboard, plastic elements, or cut and torn paper, English artist David Musgrave, as a sculptor of the ‘inframince’ explores the adventurous borders that lie between abstraction and figuration.

Rokni Haerizadeh, born in 1978 in Teheran in Iran. Lives and works in Dubai.
Rokni Haerizadeh, was born in Iran but currently lives in Dubai. He has become known for his paintings and drawings with their scathing narrative on the familial rites and traditions of his own culture. His intense activity is driven by a blistering energy.

Mithu Sen, born in 1971 in Burdwan in India. Lives and works in New Delhi.
She is renowned for her acerbic derisory work, with its pictorial exploration and grotesque representations of the body, sexuality and desire, in allusion to the osmosis or blurred line that exists between the human and animal kingdoms. Works that are like dreams, neither idylls nor nightmares, with multiple flowerings of meaning.




Crédit Photo : ©Nicolas Khayat