Stanford Art Spaces
February 10, 2012 to April 5, 2012, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Jean-Marc Brugeilles
Paintings
Sagi Erez
Paintings
Lu Jianjun
Paintings

17 (detail) © 2012 Jean-Marc Brugeilles

Pose for a Conversation © 2012 Sagi Erez

Gong Nu © 2012 Lu Jianjun


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Paul G. Allen building (C.I.S.). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists.
For information: contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or - or contact DeWitt Cheng, Associate Curator, at

Jean-Marc Brugeilles
 
Hypercosmos of Dream © 2012

Jean-Marc Brugeilles’ paintings are in an enchanted timeless universe. His work is organized around themes from daily life, dreams, and poems, magnified and transfigured. In a suspended eternity, internal scenes of the human soul play, telling stories that are rich in symbols and myths. His inspiration comes from dreams, providing a surreal quality which nearly remembers, but then in a moment disappears.

Brugeilles fabricates his own oil paints and canvases using 17th century recipes and techniques from the Middle Ages. This includes mixing and cooking rubber, resin, and linseed or walnut oil, lightening it in the sun for several years, and mixing it with natural color. He makes plaster from animal cartilage and natural plaster, pastes hot layers of it onto the canvas, and sands each layer after it dries. Sometimes, he uses 22-carat gold leaf in his paintings. He does engravings, pastels, watercolors, murals, and frescoes as well. Brugeilles recently relocated to the Bay Area from France and has exhibited his work in France, Switzerland, and the U.S.


For more art by Jean-Marc Brugeilles, click here.




Sagi Erez
 
Her Will © 2012

Sagi began her studies at the Academy of Art in Utrecht Holland and then earned her a Diploma of Arts at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. After moving to the United States, she obtained a B.A. in art history at CMU and completed her M.A. at Cal State Northridge. Now Sagi teaches and paints at her Sunnyvale studio.

For Sagi, painting is “the union of nature and spirit”. She takes in her paintings from her surroundings, which reflect her moods, perceptions, and fantasies. She says that she “woke up one morning, knowing that it would be a beautiful day. Suddenly I noticed two magnificent blue birds with cobalt wings and ultra marine bellies. The next evening, as I was walking home in melancholy. I noticed four black crows on a tree near the front door. I searched for the blue birds in desperation, but they had left me … Each of us has the ability to see the world with our own inner vision. And each of us has endless potential of emotional drama and personal expression. Let us have a love affair with our world.”


For more art by Sagi Erez, click here.




Lu Jianjun
 
Red Dress © 2012 Lu Jianjun

Lu obtained a degree in oil painting from Shandong University of Arts and studied at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. His awards in China and internationally include the Outstanding Award for Graduation Work from China Central Academy, the Japanese Art Association Award, the National Outstanding Award in Oil Painting (China), and the China National Art Exhibition Award of Excellence. His works are in the China National Museum and the Museum of Japan, and have been exhibited in Los Angeles, the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum, and the Fukuoka Art Museum. Lu first visited the US in 1995 and held his first exhibition in 1999. He also exhibited his paintings at the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco. Currently, he lives in Danville, California with his wife and son.

Lu describes his art with the word “Symmetrism” to fully express all his feelings to the world. The very essence of his Symmetrism art is balance and equilibrium. A steady horizontal line and a vertical straight line connecting heaven and earth denote stability, universality, and mental spirituality. All his creative spirit comes from the source of a central line of symmetry, which inspires his creativity to expand and bear everything he is in pursuit of.


For more art by Lu Jianjun, click here.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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