Yves-Eric 2boy, Sans titre # 26, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm

exhibition 24 February  to 31 March , 2012; event #15
opening Thursday, 23 February 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
curator Laetitia Chazottes

It's tempting to see Yves-Eric 2boy's work with slight amusement. Borrowing from the narratives of storyboards, the clarity of sketch sheets and the systematic linearity of billboards, his paintings seem to suggest - like the effortlessness with which he makes use of the two-dimensional orthonormal world of videogames - that they're easily done. Doubtlessly that's what a first reading might suggest. And yet, we seem captivated by their simplicity, freshness, and apparent spontaneity, and feel drawn to the screen,“bubblicized” by the image.
Yves-Eric 2boy plays with familiar codes. His abstract spaces and forms are set in perspective and echo a perfectly recognizable form of visual language. They balance the threats from eternally competing worlds: the stable and the moving, the hard and the soft, the solid and the liquid. Yves-Eric 2boy presents us with the token of a rigorous universe. Still, the painter's excitement remains contained; like the visual energy as the image achieves its density. It might be this coherence that invites us to participate, and to believe in the possibility of other worlds.
Laetitia Chazottes
[Translation by FRANK'S]

(During the opening day the 23th February, other events taking place that day in Belleville include the opening of a new exhibition of Shila Khatami at the Gallery Samy Abraham , and a conference-performance of Ryan Gander at Le Plateau.)