Galerie Derouillon designs an exclusive solo show by Vojtech Kovarik in our project space located at Hôtel Cromot du Bourg—a historic monument/classic “hôtel particulier” where Frédéric Chopin gave his first public concert in 1832—where his large scale paintings create a strong display.
The exceptional salon with Chopin’s piano will be entrusted to Vojtech Kovarik to create a dialogue with the classical and mythological-inspired decor of this very Parisian space. The large scale paintings especially designed for this solo show are highly immersive, vividly colored, and gather art history tradition and contemporary creation.
Vojtech is passionate about Greek mythology, borrows its Gods and questions our founding myths. He elaborates new narratives by updating ancestral heroes who still pervade our imaginaries and occupy the main place in classical art and decors. By exhibiting his paintings in a 18th Century mansion that puts the emphasis on the return to the antique style, we want to propose two sides of a story: how the great Apollo or Hermes may be depicted as tormented men, have fallen from their pedestal and have lost their legendary self-confidence and let their emotions show. Vojtech Kovarik’s paintings at Hôtel Cromot du Bourg draw a direct parallel between the timeless themes of art history and the contemporary attempts to tell our own version of the story.
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