Form Meets Content at French Influenced Art Exhibit

Two Diverse Talents Converge at Markowicz Fine Art

Apr 21, 2014, 11:00 ET from Markowicz Fine Art

MIAMI, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markowicz Fine Art, located in the heart of the Miami Design District, debuted a new exhibit, "Trompe le Monde", with an opening cocktail reception on Thursday, April 17th. The exhibit showcased the unique and divergent styles of Olivier Haligon and Steven Gagnon. "Trompe le Monde" extols diversity, contrasting the simplicity and purity of the abstract in Haligon's objects with the content-driven complexity of Gagnon's multi-media works.

Steven Gagnon is a Miami Beach based artist whose paintings, sculptures and car video installations have brought him international acclaim. Gagnon's work has been exhibited in museums across the United States and is represented in both public and private collections. Steven Gagnon's art is conceptually-driven – providing incisive social commentary on pop American culture. Many of his pieces juxtapose familiar symbolism and imagery with sometimes contradictory concepts, exposing the common thread of Americanism that defines the cultural ethos.

Olivier Haligon comes from five generations of master craftsmen. His great grandfather helped to create the Statue of Liberty and it is his precise work as an artisan for which he has been known in the Art World. With a Master's Degree in Engineering and Mathematics, Haligon has worked with many renowned artists. In 2012, Olivier Haligon began his own sculpture series and is now an emerging artist in his own right. His 3-D objects create the distinct illusion of movement, and they offer changing perspectives to the viewer, depending on the exact angle from which they are viewed. Created from layers of perforated sheet metals, Haligon's sleek forms are the very essence of kinetic abstract art – compelling in their simplicity, magnificent in the purity of their expression.

These two talented artists presented their newest works in "Trompe le Monde" at Markowicz Fine Art, with an opening reception, as they greeted art enthusiasts, clients and friends.  

Markowicz Fine Art was founded in 2010 by French gallerist, Bernard Markowicz, formerly of New York's touted Opera Gallery. While providing works of art from an array of international artists and Pop Art icons such as Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Marilyn Minter and Damien Hirst, the gallery also showcases established and emerging artists.


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