Wright is pleased to present new works of art by the celebrated Paris-based artist-illustrator, Jean-Philippe Delhomme. Known for his portraits of the cultural ‘good life’, Delhomme observes and documents the characters, scenes and societies of the worlds of art, design and fashion. His works are immediately recognizable, at once satirical and disarming, but ultimately loving and embracing of their subjects.
The exhibition, From Late Modern to Used Cars, features works from two new series by Delhomme: The Visitors and The Brooklyn Rail Paintings. Created in Delhomme’s Brooklyn studio, these works stem from his fascination with the surrounding material and social worlds. For The Visitors, Delhomme presents portraits of individuals, real and imagined, plucked from the audience of the cosmopolitan cultural and social milieus. Rendered large-scale in vibrant oil pastel, each portrait embodies the spirit of the cultivated and impassioned contemporary individual. The Brooklyn Rail Paintings are executed on selected pages removed from The Brooklyn Rail, a journal focused on the critique of arts, politics and culture. Here, Delhomme, layers images drawn from people and places, both from the streets surrounding his studio in Brooklyn, and around the newspaper’s referenced and related people, events and ideas.
From Late Modern to Used Cars will be on view at Wright 980 Madison Avenue from June 19 – August 23. The exhibition will coincide with Selections: Art + Design, a curated selling exhibition of 20th Century Art and Design.