Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Petites Luxures in Big Apple, a solo exhibition by French illustrator Petites Luxures. Petites Luxures in Big Apple will be the artists inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which he explores themes of sexuality and intimacy through his signature minimalist style.
Through the use of minimal mark making focusing on the simplicity of fluid lines, Petites Luxure’s work delves into the intimacy of human relationships and love. French phrases and humorous witticism’s act as clues to the often seemingly unfinished scenes, leaving the viewer to imagine the rest of the story. From a pair of hands unbuckling a belt to innumerable hands intertwined and entangled across bodies, the images culminate in a delicate and playful portrayal of desire and lust.
For Petites Luxures in the Big Apple, the artist will be exhibiting over 25 new ink on paper drawings, and will be exhibiting mixed media sculptural works and installations for the first time ever.
About the exhibition, Petites Luxures states, “Whatever the medium is, the purpose is always to play with the viewer’s eye, to make the spectator search for the rest of the story and to create playful and interactive erotic scenes.”
Please join us Saturday, January 5 from 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of Petites Luxures In Big Apple. The artist will be in attendance. A limited edition archival pigment print of L’Éventail is scheduled to be released in conjunction with the exhibition and will be available in person at the opening.
This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, January 26.
Petites Luxures: Petites Luxures in Big Apple
210 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, January 5, 6pm - 8pm
Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Petites Luxures is an illustration project launched in 2014 by Simon. Working as an artist since the age of 16, he strives to always keep the sincerity of the drawings made - often naively, sometimes clumsily - with ink on paper. The drawings progressively gained popularity on social media, and since the beginning he has worked in collaboration with several other creators and designers (creating lingerie, clothes, earthenware, skateboards and more), published in several magazines from Playboy to Vanity Fair, and has exhibited in Paris, Lyon, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Simon works and lives with his family in an old house, in the countryside near Paris.