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Les Rayons et les Ombres

Aurore de La Morinerie

4/11 - 6/1/2024
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Akio Nagasawa Gallery Ginza is pleased to present "Les Rayons et les Ombres," a solo exhibition by Aurore de La Morinerie.

Aurore is a Paris-based artist who creates monotype artworks with watercolor, ink, and ink-wash paints, mainly using traditional etching press machines. This exhibition, her second solo exhibition at AKIO NAGASAWA Gallery, will focus on the theme of a journey to the Mediterranean Sea, illustrating creatures, waves, rocks, and sand from the coastal landscapes.
A publication under the same title will also be released on the occasion of the exhibition.
We look forward to your visit.

 

I am more than delighted to be invited by Akio Nagasawa Gallery for the second time, which gave me the chance to explore further a theme that I am passionate about.

If the first exhibition concentrated on fashion, a world that has heavily influenced my work since my fashion design studies, my profound attachment to nature has been a constant source of inspiration.  Landscapes, plants, and animals have always played a great role in my creations. After the Tara Expédition adventure and the book “Mediterranean Sea (published by Louis Vuitton)” , I sensed a strong desire to pursue and deepen my graphic explorations of the underwater world.
For this exhibition, my attention pivots to the sea: its depths, and the life of animals and plants. I have also focused my research on movements and color tones to reveal the unknown and invisible richness of the submarine realm.
My love for Japan, a place I visited on many occasions, has radically changed my aesthetic. This is where my craze for inks, water, papers, and paint brushes comes from, as well as for other techniques such as stenciling, engraving and printing.
Using the interplay of lights and shadows, I have tried to translate the mystery lying within the infinite space of the ocean, into a poetic and dreamlike approach. This is why I chose to title this exhibition “Les rayons et les ombres” (eng. tr: Lights and Shadows) after Victor Hugo’s collection of poems.

I would like to express all my gratitude to Akio Nagasawa and his team for their trust and goodwill, and for this opportunity to present my new works in such an extraordinary environment. -Aurore de La Morinerie

Artist

Aurore de La Morinerie

オロール・ドゥ・ラ・モリヌリ

French artist and illustrator, Aurore de La Morinerie graduated as a fashion designer from the Ecole supérieure des Arts appliqués Duperré, in Paris. At the same time, she attends class of calligraphy and Chinese painting during several years.
Her success as a fashion illustrator is confirmed in the beginning of the 1990’s. She works for Hermès, Alaïa, Chanel, Cartier, Omega, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, H&M, Aesop, Lancel, Tiffany, Nieman Marcus and Le Printemps department stores… And is a regular contributor to French newspaper Le monde and its weekly supplement issue, the New York Times T Magazine, the American and British issues of Harper’s Bazaar, French ELLE, AD, …
She has been represented by the Gallery Bartsch & Chariau, Munich, till 2018.
She took part to fashion illustrations exhibitions at the London Design Museum in 2010, and Hamburg Kunst und Gewerbe Museum in 2015.In 2011, the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris - Palais Galliera commissionned her a series of monotypes to illustrate the catalogue of the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa. In 2015, for the exhibition La Mode Retrouvée - The wardrobe of the Countess Greffulhe at the Palais Galliera, she realizes a set of drawings presented in the exhibition and reproduced in the catalogue.
Ten works of her series on Azzedine Alaïa are part of the permanent collection of the Graphic Arts of the Palais Galliera.

Photo by ADAGP 2024 _ Photo Agence Mue

Publication

Les Rayons et les Ombres

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A photobook produced on the occasion of Les Rayons et les Ombres, a solo exhibition by Aurore de La Morinerie at AKIO NAGASAWA Gallery Ginza.

Aurore is a Paris-based artist who creates monotype artworks with watercolor, ink, and ink-wash paints, mainly using traditional etching press machines.
This book focuses on the theme of a journey to the Mediterranean Sea, illustrating creatures, waves, rocks, and sand from the coastal landscapes.

With French texts by Laurent Cotta, head of graphic arts at the Palais Galliera, Paris.

For the exhibition information, click here

Hommage à Alaïa

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"Hommage à Alaïa" by Aurore de La Morinerie
Text by Olivier Saillard, formerly director of the Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris