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Georges Tony Stoll

Born in 1955 in Marseille (FR). Lives and works in Paris.

Born in 1955 in Marseille, Georges Tony Stoll is one of the most striking, singular and prolific artists of his generation. At the beginning of the 1990s, he became particularly known for his photographs, although his very eclectic work also includes paintings, videos, collages, drawings and installations, exploring so-called “territories of abstraction”.

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Early on, art critics such as Elisabeth Lebovici or Dominique Baqué linked him to a certain “aesthetic of the intimate”, alongside Nan Goldin or Wolgang Tillmans. However, Stoll stands out, since he has developed a powerful plastic and pictorial approach (Catherine Grenier), and a taste for representing bodies and objects whose symbolism escapes any analytical speech, in order to reach a certain contemporary form of contemplation, “simply inscribing itself in the present, telling nothing, in order to let something like beauty emerge” (Éric de Chassey).

Stoll discovered that he was also a photographer, almost by chance, in 1993. He put aside his painting practice for twenty years and produced hundreds of photographs that immediately took their place among the most radical and decisive images of 1990s contemporary photography. Although he or his loved ones often appear in his photographs, his work is neither autobiographical, nor romantic, nor psychological. Faces are masked, hidden, hooded, diverted or off-camera, making his images anonymous and “forcing those who see them to be confronted with an experience of strangeness” (Georges Tony Stoll).

He has participated in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad, including the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2023), the Collection Lambert in Avignon (2022), the Musée de l’Armée – Hôtel des Invalides (2021), the Grand Palais (Paris Photo, 2012 – La force de l’art 02, 2009), La Galerie, Center d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec (2011), FRAC Alsace (2009), Rencontres d’Arles (2008), Centre Pompidou (2003), Villa Medici in Rome (2010), White Cube (New York, 2000), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2004), Glassbox (1999), etc.

His works are part of several prestigious collections, including: the Pinault collection, the Agnès b. collection, the Winterthur Fotomuseum (CH), the Musée National d’art moderne, Paris – Centre Pompidou (FR), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris (FR), the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FR), the FNAC (FR).

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Gallery Contact

Jérome Poggi
j.poggi@galeriepoggi.com

Oeuvres

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Exhibitions at the Gallery

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The First Stone

Group Show

October 13 - December 2, 2023

Ecce Homo

Group Show

02 Jul. – 13 Aug. 2022

Georges Tony Stoll, INCONTOURNABLE

Solo Show

11 Sep. - 23 Oct. 2021

Georges Tony Stoll, Djamel Tatah, Dialogue

Duo Show

06 Mar. – 10 Apr. 2021

Rainbow Gravity

Group Show

June 20 – July 18, 2020

Fairs

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ARCO Madrid 2023

Group Show

22 – 26 Feb. 2023

PARIS + PAR ART BASEL 2022

Group Show

20 – 23 Oct. 2022

FRIEZE No.9 CORK STREET 2022

Group Show

03 – 23 May 2022

ARCO Madrid 2022

Group Show

23 – 27 Feb. 2022

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2021

Solo show

2 Dec. – 5 Dec. 2021

ARCO Madrid 2021

Group Show

07 Jul – 11 Jul. 2021

FIAC OVR 2021

Solo Show

2 – 7 Mar. 2021

Art-O-Rama 2019

Group Show

30 Aug. – 1 Sep. 2019

Material Art Fair 2019

Group Show

7 Feb. – 10 Feb. 2019

Publications

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Georges Tony Stoll

Peintures Volume II

2022

30€

Georges Tony Stoll

Peintures

2018

30 €