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Charles Prime

Charles Prime is a French artist born in Paris in 1982. He now lives between Paris and Beijing. Sensitized from an early age to art by visiting the many Parisian museums, such as the Louvre or the Pompidou center, he discovered an unconditional passion for graffiti which he practiced assiduously for many years, especially in Lebanon. where he actively participates in the birth of Arab street art.

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Aware of the legal limits of such a practice but also of his own aesthetic limits, he then sets out in search of a new form of expression. It must be figurative and reflect the time, both in terms of subject matter and technique. He replaces the spray paint with a camera, internet and a computer mouse. A new passion is born: digital art. He then discovers a world with infinite horizons where he can give free rein to his imagination, his questions and, of course, his doubts. His art then wants to be the reflection of the world as he feels it. Individualism, the ecological crisis and the nostalgia for a paradise that we have already lost become the main subjects of his paintings. The choice of forms sometimes clashed, often fused together evokes confusion, antagonisms, conflicts in a world where the cataclysm seems to have already happened, at least partially. The colors clash, contrast, often fight against each other, recreating the torment not of the initial creation but of the final explosion.

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But this is only part of a work that also has its share of hope, joy and enthusiasm. It is indeed because Charles Prime is sensitive to the beauties so threatened in the world that he fears for them, but that he can also revere them by representing them and by celebrating them.

For this first solo exhibition, voluntarily untitled, Charles Prime invites us to enter his universe, both accessible and mysterious. Each of his creations is accompanied by a poem of a few lines, guiding the visitor to the gates of the imagination. A dreamlike world opens up, populated by chimeras, witnesses of an Eden that no longer exists, a metaphor of a violated Nature and a Humanity humiliated by the limitless power of greed.

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