ALINE ZALKO / French, born in 1980
PORTRAIT OF ALINE ZALKO BY JF EBELING (ARTE - March 5, 2021)
"MY PARENTS ALLOWED ME TO DRAW IN CHALK ON THE FLOOR OF OUR APARTMENT."
Aline Zalko is a beast. Fauve in the tradition of her illustrious predecessors, André Derain, Henri Matisse, from whom she draws the ferocity of colors. Saturated, irradiating, they are applied in an arbitrary manner in his portraits and his landscapes: the skins are blue, the earth is red, the foliage mauve.
His landscapes are a cry to wild nature. The forests seem to blaze under her line, which she wants fluid, serpentine, undulating like flames. There is a sense of jubilation and spontaneity, not to say an emergency. “What I like about the drawing is its immediacy and its lack of repentance. It also has a childish aspect that can be subverted by doing something unexpected, quirky. "
And it is precisely from this discrepancy that the poetry is born, which comes to the surface of his works.
Designer and painter, Aline Zalko was born in Paris. As a child, his parents took him to the Musée d'Orsay. Her eye was formed with the Impressionists, Gauguin, Bonnard, whose use of colors and perspectives fascinated her. Trained at the Decorative Arts in Paris then at the School of Visual Arts in New York, it was in this city that she began working as an illustrator for the New York Times. Back in France, she multiplied collaborations with the press, publishing and advertising. It is from 2013 that she exhibits her more personal creations which will make her appreciated by collectors. 2021 is marked by his first exhibition at the Galerie Thomas Tournemine.
EXHIBITIONS - SELECTION
2021 - Galerie Thomas Tournemine, La Baule (collective)
2020 - Coup de Soleil, Galerie Provost Hacker, Lille (collective)
2020 - Galeristes, Contemporary art fair, Paris, Galerie Provost Hacker (collective)
2019 - GARDEàVUE # 1, Galerie Sabine Bayasli, Paris (collective)
2018 - La vie sauvage, Galerie Detais, Paris (personal)
2017 - Aline Zalko, Arty Family, Paris (personal)
2016 - Tomi Ungerer Forever, Tomi Ungerer Museum, Strasbourg (collective)
2015 - 1977, Galerie Michel Lagarde, Paris (personal)
2015 - Les Choses, Galerie du jour Agnès B, Paris (collective)
2014 - Homo Bulla, Galerie Derouillon, Paris (personal)
The New Yorker, The New York Times, Die Zeit, Le Monde, Milk, Elle, Télérama, Society, XXI, Les Echos, Stylist, Citizen K, Les Inrockuptibles, le Figaro, Le Parisien Magazine, Trois Couleurs, Feuilleton, le Fooding , Management, Harvard Business Review, etc.
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