The Gallery Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo starts the exhibiting season with the opening of its new exhibition next Tuesday 4th of September at 7 pm: ‘Where do the rockets find planets’ by the French artist Léo Dorfner, the newest artist to join the gallery porfolio. The artist will attend the event.
Dorfner’s work acts as a crystallization of today. Just as we exist in a society balancing on the thin line between progress and tradition, Dorfner’s art brings together the past and present in exciting and, often, humorous ways (it is difficult not to let out an amused exhale at a mickey mouse tattoo on the cheek of Andromaque). There is a quiet rebellion running through his work that manifests itself as an obvious product of time; the idea that Dorfner chooses to corrupt established forms through graffiti and photo manipulation is impossible to sever from the images created by the Instagram-generation. With the introduction of social media, satire has shifted from the written form to images; a meme now holds as much weight as the Borowitz report when critiquing current events. Dorfner’s art sits on this spectrum of social satire, sliding to opposite poles with every new work.
His creative process also lends itself to be considered thoroughly modern. When asking about his source of inspiration, Dorfner responded: “It depends also of the moment, for example I always have a camera on me, so when I see something interesting, I shoot it. Sometimes I use the photo as a photo, sometimes, I incorporate it in paintings. I also spend a lot of time searching photos on the internet, that feeds my process of creation, and is a part of my painting work.”
Born in Paris, France, Léo Dorfner (1985) was educated at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. The artist has conducted numerous individual and collective exhibitions in and outside France. Germany, Belgium, South Corea, Egypt, or Switzerland are some of the countries where his art has been exhibited. His work is part of several collections such as: l’Artothèque de Caen, la Nouveaux collectionneurs or la Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, among other private collections around the world.
The exhibition will be carried out until Saturday 6th of October.