Ben Arpea

Galerie Camille Pouyfaucon

Current Exhibition

Ben Arpea

“Present Time”

On View

18 October – 10 December 2023

19 rue Guenegaud
75006 Paris

 

Contact

Galerie Camille Pouyfaucon

contact@camillepouyfaucon.com
+33 6 60 53 07 00

Artist

Ben Arpea

For the opening of its permanent space in Paris in October 2022, Gallery Camille Pouyfaucon will present the first solo show of the French-Italian artist Ben Arpea in France, after two solo shows in the US (New York and Los Angeles).
From October 18 to December 10, the exhibition “Present Time” will unveil a new set of paintings by the artist whose work deals with the notion of immediate temporality. Within it, the density of the works, their simple and direct message restore the joy experienced during their execution, the joy of the present time, the one that is fully lived and observed.

Ben Arpea is a Franco-Italian artist who lives and works in Paris. Born into a family of art lovers and collectors, he has been immersed in a rich artistic universe since childhood and began to create, draw and paint at a very young age.

Ben Arpea evolves in the world of color and sensory perception. The softness of his works provides a strong emotion in the imagination of the viewer. On his canvases, clusters of colors, hermetic by their thickness, punctuate the sky, the sea, and the space. On the canvas, One can read all the essence of a place, the essence of an instant. There are no characters in Ben's paintings. The human presence is suggested through a bouquet of flowers, a bowl of fruit, a glass of wine. It is the world itself that he admires, the physical and sensual beauty of the earth composed of sea, mountains, sunsets, trees and cozy interiors. His paintings are joyful, minimalists. They deliver a simple statement about a present moment, mixing wonder, innocence and authenticity. The artist offers us a moment of meditation on the meaning of perception and on the relationship between Nature and Art.

Ben Arpeea works his canvas like a sheet of paper, laid flat on a table. He drops on it masses of brightly colored paint, which he manipulates, with a brush or a knife, and work on a thick, irregular paste, with more or less color or matter. As Etel Adnan said: “It is not because painting is visual that it is always understandable”. Only artists allow us to see as they see.

Selected Artworks

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