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 thetwo-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” bytheimage.
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 it's 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.)