© galerie boutique agnès b.
the agnès b. galerie boutique in soho is always aims to stir one's senses, whether it's with the fashion items on the shelves or the art that's on display. interestingly, the latter always seems an extrapolation and adds up to the quirky vibe of this wonderfully hybrid venue. currently on display is the first ever exhibition in new york city by artists benoît aubard and pablo jomaron. both art students at the école des beaux-arts in paris, the two were awarded the 2015 prix des amis des beaux arts, presided by designer agnès b. herself. as recipients of the prize, and working in publishing, creating fanzines and limited editions relating to urban areas and language, it was an obvious decision to organize an exhibition of the artists’ work at the agnès b. galerie boutique.
on display at the show are a series of exemplary works by the two young artists. benoît aubard is interested straddles a variety of discplines and areas, including graffiti, advertising, billboards and slogans, signage using text or words written in and for the public sphere. he often uses recycled and re-used objects to write texts on, and which adds a raw edge to his work. pablo jomaron uses mixed media as means of expression as he's interested in the reality we live in. his approach is not about documenting spontaneous moments but staging specific moments and create an entirely new space around it. jomaron also engages in publishing as he considers it another way to communicate and collaborate with other creatives. mind you, fanzines and artists’ editions from the artists will be available during the exhibition [on through dec 15]. location: galerie boutique agnès b., 50 howard street [soho].