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b. 1984, France

July Ancel Biography

July Ancel invites the viewer to take part in a slow but incessant dance. The material she works with is movement. It is conveyed by and constructed with color : reds, greens and blues. It is their interplay, variations, and superpositions that create the sensation of being transported by the displacements and vortexes. And their lines bring them to the surface of the canvas. They can be very light, and broken like threads that escape from us and which we subsequently grasp. We follow their paths. They form a geography whose meaning is expressed by pleasure, uncertainty, and wandering lines.

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It is her large drawings dominated by the colour blue that–through their lines and the technique of rubbing, erasing, interruption, and resumption– form amazing erased and dynamic areas. These areas are those of an artist who chooses to draw on her experience and express the joy of following 'paths that lead nowhere'. They give viewers a chance to immerse themselves in a world characterised by emotion.

July Ancel is seeking this dynamism as it enables the emergence and existence of indefinable pure movement or, on the contrary, bodies that have an 'animal' quality, embraces seeking effusion, and figures of giants and monster-gods. The viewer's perception changes scale. The scale of the heads, ovals that–as in Giorgio De Chirico's work–, are suspended over the landscape until they merge with symbols resembling insects, lost in the midst of a people composed of lines, and creatures that resemble those of Roberto Matta, which, via their variations, bring the entire surface to life with continuous pulsations.

Is this question of scale purely pictorial, solely a question of substance and movement, or, on the contrary, does it call forth apparitions, associations, and memory images, which, by establishing dialogues, reconnect with 'sky landscapes', horizon lines, and the shifting lines of abysses and summits? July Ancel's paintings capture the interlacing and interlocking of the living world, obtained via the use of many ingredients and technical skills (casein, oil, pigments, and inks) that form the basis of the painter's work. She never paints objects or the reality of the world, but rather the 'pulsations' that make them sources of energy.

July born in Nice in 1984, graduated with Higher diploma in plastic arts of Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Text courtesy Olivier Kaeppelin, Gin Huang Gallery

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Lou valsalva II by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Lou valsalva II, 2023 Ink, Casein, Pigment, Oil on Canvas
75 x 62 x 2.5 cm
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Lou valsalva VI by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Lou valsalva VI, 2023 Ink, Casein, Pigment, Oil on Canvas
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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Lou valsalva V by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Lou valsalva V Ink, Casein, Pigment, Oil on Canvas
70 x 65 x 2.5 cm
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Lou valsalva VII by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Lou valsalva VII, 2023 Ink, Casein, Pigment, Oil on Canvas
80 x 60 x 2.5 cm
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Khao Yai IV by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Khao Yai IV, 2018 Oil on Canvas
230 x 170 cm
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El Campo by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel El Campo, 2018 Oil on Canvas
200 x 200 cm
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Alegria I by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Alegria I, 2023 Ink, Casein, Pigment, Oil on Canvas
190 x 180 cm
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Alegria V by July Ancel contemporary artwork painting
July Ancel Alegria V, 2023 Ink, Casein, Pigment, Oil on Canvas
200 x 160 cm
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