If you are in Paris check out the work of Franco-Brazilian visual artist Alexis Peskine from May 21st to June 21st 2013, at GALERIE BE-ESPACE, 57, rue Amelot. 75011 Paris. His main themes in his work are race and identity issues.
At last, Alexis Peskine is back in Paris. This time he’s storming the Bastille, exhibiting at the BE-ESPACE Gallery, 57 rue Amelot, from 21 May to 21 June 2013. It’s a proud moment for the gallery’s US-born founder and director, Brian Elliott Rowe, who is thrilled to present a dozen works by this multi-facetted, world-renowned artist.
« Rising above France » ? In fact, Alexis Peskine could hardly be more in tune with the reality of France, in all its diversity and singularity. His father was Franco-Russian, his mother Afro-Brazilian. His grandfather was a Jew who survived the German death camps. This baggage could be hard to carry, but instead it provides him with wings, both as an artist and as a man.
Read the details at GALERIE BE-ESPACE
Video: Nails and art
Video: Peskine in Brazil
Read more about Peskin at The New York Times: Whose Liberté, Égalité and Fraternité? Colors of France Today