Latin America presented in Paris

Updated: Jul 17

We've been invited to participate at L'Autre Amérique Latine festival which will take place at La Cité Fertile in Paris. For this opportunity, we will present artworks of the panamanian artist Hendrik Gonzalez and we will organise a conference entitled "The Colors of the Amazon'', by the artist Jean Marc Desrosiers.


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Hendrik Gonzalez presents an installation in the courtyard outside of La Cité Fertile, bringing together several transformed objects he had previously collected and recycled.


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Born in Panama in 1988, Hendrik Gonzalez’s inspiration sources are the folklore, ornamental and indigenous handicrafts and cultures of his country. A graduate from the Ecole des Arts de la Sorbonne (Sorbonne School of Arts) and currently studying at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy (National Fine Arts School of Paris-Cergy), Hendrik Gonzalez focuses on hybridization, matter transformation and the emergence of new forms. His approach is mainly based on the (re)appropriation of personal photographs and images collected from the internet, which he reworks and converts through different mediums and gestures.


*Hendrik Gonzalez's artwork then consists of generating associations, resonances and variations between various elements through their spatialization. The artist tries to build a universe where the forms emerge without any preconceived ideas, through an experimental process which leads him to immerse himself in the search for gesture and not for the final result, leaving room for randomness, unconsciousness and freedom within his creative process.

Plastic, among all the collected and reused waste, acquires there a twofold meaning as a material and as an aesthetic form. The artist’s gesture questions the lifecycle of this highly paradoxical material, both useful and harmful in the way it is polluting and disrupting our natural habitats today.


The artist presents "Pilotis", an assembly of plastic, cardboard, paper and various waste matter amalgamated with plaster and paint. Intending to thwart the appearance of heaviness of these structures and to play with the organic shapes of the surrounding vegetal space, he has chosen to associate them with one of his transformed, cut out and patched study canvases which he titled "Crisalida".

The installation will be shown from the 31st July to the 2nd August at La Cité Fertile in Paris, 14 Avenue Edouard Vaillant, 93500 Pantin, France. The artist will be in attendance on the Friday afternoon of the 31st July.

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Jean Marc will talk about the traditional technique "Painting in llanchama" from the Peruvian Amazon. This painting is made on a support made from tree bark and painted by mixing natural pigments. This conference will be presented on the campus of La Cité Fertile in Paris, from 17h to 18h. It will be "live" streaming on our Instagram account.


(Free admission with reservation). Watch it online on www.instagram.com/jaguar_arte/




Jean Marc Desrosiers graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (Decorative Arts School in Paris). His love for travel motivated him to immerse himself in the Amazon jungle among the Matses Indians of the Javari River. This experience guided his artistic production and his interest in native painting from the Peruvian Amazon. For the past 4 years, he has produced wood engraving and worked on many projects related to the Amazon.

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Hendrik Gonzalez:


Né au Panama en 1988, Hendrik Gonzalez s’inspire de l’ornemental, du folklore, de l’artisanat et des cultures indigènes de son pays. Diplômé d’Arts Plastiques de l’Ecole des Arts de la Sorbonne et actuellement étudiant à l’École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy, il s’intéresse à l’hybridation, à la transformation de la matière et à l’émergence de nouvelles formes. Sa démarche se base essentiellement sur la réappropriation de photographies personnelles et d'images récupérées sur internet qu’il traite alors au travers de différents médiums et gestes.

Le travail d’Hendrik Gonzalez consiste par la suite à créer des associations, des résonances et des variations entre différents éléments par leur mise en espace. Il essaie de construire un univers où les formes se présentent sans idée imposée au préalable, par le biais d’expérimentations qui l’amènent à s’immerger dans la recherche du geste et non dans celle du résultat final, laissant ainsi une place au hasard, à l’inconscient et à la liberté au sein de son processus de travail.

Pour cette nouvelle version du festival, l’artiste présente une installation dans la cour végétalisée extérieure de La Cité Fertile, faisant dialoguer plusieurs objets transformés issus de la récupération et du recyclage.

Le plastique, parmi les déchets collectés et réemployés, prend alors du sens et en tant que matière et en tant que forme esthétique. Le geste de l’artiste questionne le cycle de vie de cette matière hautement paradoxale, à la fois utile dans ses fonctions protectrices mais également nocive et polluante quand sa trace aujourd’hui bouleverse les habitats naturels. L’artiste présente ici « Pilotis », assemblages de plastique, carton, papier et déchets divers qu’il a amalgamés à l’aide de plâtre et de peinture. Avec l’intention de contrarier l’apparente lourdeur de ces structures et de jouer avec les formes organiques de l’espace végétal, il a choisi de les associer à l’une de ses toiles d’étude transformée, découpée et rapiécée qu’il a nommée «Crisalida ».

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