“La Couleur du Jazz” by Erwann Gauthier | Art-Hop-Polis

After a short summer break, the FEU will be delighted to resume monthly art hopping with the exhibition La Couleur du Jazz by artist Erwann Gauthier in partnership with the Maison des Arts et Métiers, that will host a part of the exihibition. The month of October being dedicated to jazz at the CiuP with its now famous jazz festival, the FEU is pleased to show fifteen portraits of Femmes de Jazz and has decided to give this theme to its concert that will occur on Tuesday, October 15th with artists Daniel Gassin and Sara Lazarus. The opening will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd from 7 to 8.30pm with the presence at the FEU of Erwann Gauthier from 7pm to 7.30pm and then at the Maison des Arts et Métiers from 7.45pm to 8.15pm.

This ensemble of Erwann Gauthier brings together all the old jazz ghosts. These familiar ghosts that we love and that accompany us. Sometimes just in the head or on the tip of the lips, because their melodies are part of our collective unconscious and lighten our lives. They are carried in the street, at the bottom of a glass or a look, at your fingertips through a caress or the smoke of a cigarette. Erwann Gauthier’s work is characterized by its obvious graphic and chromatic quality, but above all it shows his mad admiration for jazz, the musicians, the artists who compose his inner mythology. It is his own little music that he generously offers us through the flamboyance of colours and the stylisation of the portraits of Ella, Miles, Nina and the others. The dryness of the line reflects the purity of a note, the breakage of a voice. It tends towards the very essence of this music and the sometimes tragic destinies that compose it. The simplicity of the compositions reflects the rhythm and the requirement. It goes to the essentials, follows the horizon line with the attentive eye of the sailor. Erwann Gauthier’s portraits are a magnificent tribute to the history of jazz, both cheerful and enigmatic, on the surface of the skin and ear. – Alain Boulerot

About the Artist

Active in the fields of visual communication, graphic design, artistic direction and pedagogy, Erwann Gauthier has been designing, since the creation of Ezz-thetic (graphic design workshop in 2000), many fields of graphic expression such as editorial design (books, catalogues…), digital design (new media, websites, interfaces…), global communication (logos, visual identities, graphic charts…) and compaigns in all media, both public and private. This work, which began a long time ago, is part of a continuity of colour and rythms. “The colour of jazz” reveals an approach that is above all free, instinctive, poetic and improvised, which writes the same story, like jazz: it does not end, always in movement.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Evenings or weekends by appointment only: communication@feusa.org


The vernissage will take place on Wednesday, October 2 from 7pm as part of Art-Hop-Polisart hopping at the Cité internationale. with the presence at the FEU of Erwann Gauthier from 7pm to 7.30pm and then at the Maison des Arts et Métiers from 7.45pm to 8.15pm. Discover the detailed program of Art-Hop-Polis in September on CitéScope.

Exceptional Openings

Sundays, October 13th and 27th from 6:15pm to 7pm (after the Rendez-vous Musical #60) Tuesday, October 15th from 9pm to 10pm (after the Concert de Daniel Gassin & Sara Lazarus).

Exceptional Closing

From Tuesday, October 8th to Friday, October 11th.

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