Self-taught French artist Micheline Belin is an art therapist and reiki practitioner who brings a similar sensibility of healing and balance to her fine art pieces through her use of color and materials. A former silk painter, Belin layers silk and acrylic to create tactile paintings and collages of landscapes, figures, flower still lifes and masks. While her landscapes are very soft and impressionistic, almost Art Nouveau-like in their coloring and the way that they are cropped, some of her other works are sculptural, almost inviting the viewer to reach out and touch them. Belin’s “personage” paintings often contain surrealistic elements, recalling the work of Remedios Varo with their fantastical feminine creatures, or Man Ray’s portraits of women juxtaposed with inanimate objects such as flowers.
Micheline Belin’s work is that of a dreamer who is constantly questioning what lies beneath the surface of beauty and idealism. Like other painters of fantasy before her, Belin unveils what the mind may not know but the heart understands.
Exhibition Dates: July 5, 2014 – July 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France
Laurent Bardou | lecristal | Roni Fées | Catherine Garceran | Bénédicte Jarosz | Claire Jubault | Young Ran Jung | Véronique Pagès | Patricia Proust-Labeyrie | Gerard Renvez | Micheline Belin | Véronique Vallet
About the Exhibition
Intricate, intriguing, and full of a vibrant originality that gives each piece a touch of excitement, the pieces in The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France are bound to leave an impression. The works are bold, yet carry with them a sense of familiarity that makes them easy to navigate and unintimidating to explore.
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.