For the first time in Miami the French gallery presents artworks from French photographer Manolo CHRETIEN.
Born on an Air Force base at Orange, France in 1966, Manolo Chrétien was raised with the sound of plane engines. In 1982, his father the first European cosmonaut, Jean-Loup CHRETIEN, brought him back a Lomo, a compact camera from Russia. He naturally developed a passion for aviation and has succeeded in making a name for himself, turning a highly-evocative subject into art. The riveted aluminum panels and shapes of aircraft bodies are an endless source of inspiration for him. The deformations suffered by the aircrafts echo the forces it has been subject to, its surfaces riddled with flaws producing dreamlike reflections of the sky and its surroundings.
In 1991, he created a graphic design studio, and worked regularly for national enterprises.
Since 1998, Manolo entirely dedicates his work to photography and relived the saga of modern aviation via reports on the mythical places where aircrafts from Europe, America and the former Soviet Union were laid to rest. Very much attached to the coherence of a photographic theme with its presentation support, he prints images directly on sheets of brushed aluminium, the metal used exclusively for the fuselages he has tracked down around the world.
Manolo CHRETIEN is exhibited in Bangkok, Brussels, London, Montreal, Paris and Singapore.
About Speed Art Gallery
Established in 2011 Speed Art Gallery is a fine arts dealer aiming at promoting famous and new artisitic talents. Passionate about the universe of speed and contemporary art the gallery also proposes a selection of artworks bridging these two worlds.
Some recent exhibitions and events :
November 2014 – February 2015 : Group show – Art Center Miami
2014 – Manolo CHRETIEN – ‘Anémorphose’
2013 – Fernando COSTA – Le Mans 24H Art Car
2013 – Florent POUJADE – ‘Power and motion’ solo show, Lutetia Palace Hotel, Paris
Special Awards :
2012 – Florent POUJADE – Art Grand Prize award winner – International Automobile Festival, Paris