OPEN CALL

PAD SEE EW
PAINTING AWARD 2022

12/11/2022 -- 27/11/2022

From his last studio in Bruxelles, Hadrien has exported his practice to Bangkok for a duration of 3 months to prepare his exhibition at the gallery.
 

The monitor lizard is often part of Hadrien's work.

From the water monitor seen swimming in the khlongs of Bangkok to the Komodo Dragon, these Dinosaurs-like creatures feeds the artist imagination when creating his installations and sculptures.
 

Fossilized creatures, Hadrien Gerenton monitors are real-life artifacts of a dawn of time where these reptiles were dominating a lost world without human civilization.

About the artist

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Late Harvest 1, 2022

Watercolor on Simili Japon paper

52 x 66 cm

 

2

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Savage Monitor (deep blue scales), 2022

Steel, epoxy, fiberglass, bronze, pigments, aerosol paint

96 x 69 x 43 cm

 

3

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Savage Monitor (greenish scales), 2022

Steel, epoxy, fiberglass, bronze, pigments, aerosol paint

73 x 98 x 26 cm

 
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4

Savage Monitor (purple scales), 2022

Steel, epoxy, fiberglass, bronze, pigments, aerosol paint

106 x 107 x 26 cm

 

5

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Flowers of Khlong, 2022

Steel, plaster, epoxy, fiberglass, bronze, pigments

Dimensions variable

 

6

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Late Harvest  (small), 2022

Watercolor on Simili Japon paper

36 x 24 cm

 

7

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Late Harvest 2, 2022

Watercolor on Simili Japon paper

52 x 66 cm

 

8

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Twins on a cliff, 2022

Steel, epoxy, pigments, spray paint, hardware, P.U.

171 x 93 x 42 cm

 

9

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Late Harvest 3, 2022

Watercolor on Simili Japon paper

52 x 66 cm

 

10

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Late Harvest 4, 2022

Watercolor on Simili Japon paper

52 x 66 cm

 

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Late Harvest 4, 2022

Watercolor on Simili Japon paper

52 x 66 cm

 

12

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Savage Monitor (thorny fruit), 2022

Steel, epoxy, fiberglass, bronze, pigments, aerosol paint

140 x 90 x 40 cm

 

Hadrien Gérenton (Fr, 1987) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2014 and then part of the De Ateliers program in 2017 and lives and works between Brussels and Rotterdam. His work has been shown in various European galleries and was recently selected for the 2021 edition of the Revelations Emeriges grant in France.

"Creating objects is a way to generate new situations by setting up fantasized codes. More or less empirically assembled items bring the sculptures closer to strange objects, where the boundaries between presentation and representation, original and fake, real and virtual are blurred. The shapes Hadrien Gérenton creates are a way to fantasize and rave on history (of forms, ideas...). The artist tries to use the notion of failure, held within the objects he quotes and manipulates, towards a new form where they would stay fossilized between two states."