Since 2016, Georges Tony Stoll undertook an unprecedented pictorial project named “Paris Abysse.” With more than 350 paintings to date, this body of works was put on display several times since its inaugural exhibition “L’horizon est juste là” (“The horizon is right here”) in 2017.
Marking the 2021 season-opening, as well as the 12th anniversary of the gallery, Jérôme Poggi is thrilled to present the 20 most recent paintings of this iconic series produced by the artist between both of his studios in Saint-Ouen, France, near Paris, and Maggiora, Italy, in the Piémont area. Echoing these paintings, the two cabinets of the gallery will present a unique set of bronze sculptures.
Born in 1955 in Marseille, Georges Tony Stoll is one of the most striking, singular and prolific artists of his generation. He became particularly famous for his photographs in the early 90s, even if his very eclectic work, which takes the form of paintings, videos, collages, drawings, and installations, is more concerned with what he calls «the territories of abstraction ». Early on, several art critics placed him within the realm of an «aesthetics of the intimate », alongside Nan Goldin or Wolgang Tillmans (Elisabeth Lebovici, Dominique Baqué). Stoll however, distinguishes himself from it, having developed a strong plastic and pictorial approach (Catherine Grenier), and a taste for performing bodies and objects whose symbolism escape any analytical discourse, so as to attain a certain contemporary form of contemplation (Éric de Chassey).