Marrakech - On October 31, the David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will present the solo exhibition of the French artist Alëxone Dizac entitled "Banana Spleen." The exhibition will be held until November 22, 2014.
Marrakech – On October 31, the David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will present the solo exhibition of the French artist Alëxone Dizac entitled “Banana Spleen.” The exhibition will be held until November 22, 2014.
Featuring works on fabrics and paper, Alëxone Dizac arrived at the David Bloch Gallery as if it was his playground.
Using different fabrics, expert Moroccan craftwork, and the world of his characters, Dizac delivers his own vision of the spleen. Inside this intimate exhibition, viewers travel through a universe populated by strange and familiar animals.
Dizac’s creation allows the spectator to get lost in a visual maze of dimension that these animals— dark and colored, violent and childish— portray. Through these portrayals Alëxone Dizac expresses his colorful melancholy and humor. His work depicts contemporary social satire with latent irony.
Paris, early 90?s: the streets of the capital are adorned with the “Oediperies.” Their author, the young Alëxone, spray paints color, writing and unique characters onto its streets. Some call Dizac a graffiti artist, yet he has developed his style through using other mediums besides urban spaces.
Although willing to experiment, Dizac maintains the street spirit. Alëxone’s style is distinct. Between colors, materials, words, and atypical characters, the thirty year old artist depicts urban poetry and subtle majesty. His surrealist characters exist in a world of sweet craziness.
Haloed penguins, flame-spitting horses, and cross-eyed dogs create an absurd and chaotic animal world. These animals change form and meaning from one artwork to another. Viewers can see how graffiti, pop art, and byzantine art inspire his art pieces. Alëxone merges mundane icon and classic masterpiece with a touch of humor and irony. Alëxone teases the viewer and couples lightheartedness with a serious intention. There is no single artistic interpretation, as everything is possible.
Alëxone works with superposition, transparence, volumes, and different mediums. He works on high-quality textiles or on photographs. His unpredictable mix in style is an integral part of his overall talent.
One can find his work on printed t-shirts, kids’ slippers or in chocolate, thanks to Dizac’s collaboration with gourmet chef Christophe Roussel on an artistic chocolate creation. In Dizac’s collaboration with Yomek, they created two bronze sculptures, Michto and Bruno.
Using Oxmo Puccino’s words, Alëxone is a “one of the big names of this world,” with a rare and special personality.