Currently reading : Duncan Wylie & Etienne Deroeux at JGM
Since it’s move to the Marais in 2003, the prestigious sculpture gallery JGM Galerie broadened their scope to include contemporary and fine art. Until October 20th, the Saint-Ouen based artist Duncan Wylie presents “From Chaos”, a series of layered paintings defined by a structured chaos of memory fragments.
The paintings were a cohesive backdrop to showcase the colour-blocked Spring Summer 2013 collection of the young French designer Etienne Deroeux, who took his inspiration for the season from a road trip across the sweeping plains of the United States. A marbly print echoed the bird’s eye view of the Rocky Mountains, and dégradé trousers were reminiscent of whispy clouds or contrails in a pale blue sky. Deroeux used vintage denim and soft nappa leather, summer linen and silk crepes to both drape soft dresses and tailor an easy, softly-structured look for summer day dressing.
Above: “Light Pool” by Duncan Wylie (2012). Oil & alkyd on canvas.