CHARLATAN INK BRINGS EXISTENTIALISM TO 3rd AVENUE
New York, USA – September 2011 – Charlatan Ink celebrates the 36 Finalists of the 2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize at the iconic Manhattan CARLTON ARMS Art Hotel.
The Winner of the Competition will be announced at the Exhibition Opening on the 29th of September and will receive US$ 25’000.00 and the Charlatan Inkwell Trophy.
The Ceremony will be conducted by Mr. Alan Capper, President of the Foreign Press Association. Rev. Christopher Mietlowski, pastor of the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church will reflect from a spiritual point of view on the Competition’s existential theme. Mr. John Ogren, manager of the Carlton Arms Hotel will hand the Prizes to the Winner and subsequent placings.
CHARLATAN INK was founded by artists Dariusz Solarski and Andre van der Kerkhoff in 2009. This project has grown from a whimsical idea, born within the walls of the Carlton Arms Hotel, into a professional promoter of visual arts with an ever expanding vision which over time will touch more and more aspects of the ever creative ever changing arts universe.
The Carlton Arms Art Project and Artbreak Gallery present
Eléonore Josso was born in Paris, France and graduated from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2006. Her work has been included in exhibitions in Italy (Bologna), in France, Paris in 2009 (personal exhibition in Galerie Univ-er, Paris XIe), Var, Senlis, Toulon and in the US, San Francisco, Portland and New York (The Commons Gallery).
Her upcoming collective exhibition will take place in 80 Washington Square East Galleries in July. She lives this year in New York and is currently a Ph D student in art at Sorbonne University and an MFA candidate at NYU, Steinhardt.
Black and white are colors which summarize and “consume” all other ones. By the black/white duality, Éléonore Josso attempts to reach harmony within contrasts.
Let us identify black color, which melts into white, the visible retreating into the invisible, the same way that white, which is rendered black, reveals itself. That is the way the invisible materializes itself and becomes matter.
From photos or sketch taken from her daily life, which are memory aids her to take note of a special atmosphere of a lived situation, an emotion. Then, using oil and acrylics, in drawings and paintings, she creates a space between abstraction and figuration, where usually there is no trace of human presence. Then, Eléonore construct and deconstruct the image, works it in painting until it exists in its entirety.