LAURENCE DE VALMY

Through our ambition to discover and present you talented artists, OA Fine Art is delighted to show in our gallery in Paris, the latest works of Laurence de Valmy.

Born in 1974 in Kinshasa, Laurence de Valmy is a Franco-American contemporary artist. Her paintings is centered on the place of social media, Instagram in particular in our society.

AVAILABLE PAINTINGS IN THE GALLERY

Jean-Michel and Andy

2021 - Unique Piece

Georgia's World

2021 - Unique Piece

Modigliani censored

2021 - Unique Piece

Berthe and Her friends

2021 - Unique Piece

Roy & Claude water lilies

2021 - Pièce Unique

Yayoi flowers

2021 - Unique piece

Biography of the artist

Laurence de Valmy invites us to reflect on the links between artists through times and the relationship between Art and social media today.​

Inspired by the personal stories of artists, she revisits Art History in her series POST and TikTok Timeless through fictional anachronistic Instagram and TikTok of the past asking “what if social media had always existed?”. Her series #Hashtagsareart explore the place of this tool in our language.

In her POST paintings, she combines iconic artworks skillfully appropriated with imagined conversations on Instagram, historically accurate yet humorous. The TikTok Timeless are short videos, available as NFTs, sharing a moment in time in the life of these artists.

By telling the stories behind these artworks, the artist leads us to consider them with a new eye and ponder on the central place of social media for artists.

Laurence de Valmy is French American and lives in the USA. She started her career in France in 2005 as a painter creating artworks in the style of contemporary realism.

In the fall of 2016, she started the POST series and was awarded an Artist Residency by the ESKFF at Mana Contemporary, NJ (USA) to develop her concept in the Spring 2017.

In 2018, de Valmy’s work was displayed at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) in Munich in the exhibition The BUNTE Art, alongside Andy Warhol and at the Barnes Foundation in the group show Let’s Connect.

Her interest for women’s place in society in general and the arts in particular, led her to create the ongoing series Her and HIStory to highlight famous duos of women and men artists. She also makes a point of featuring, in the dialogs she composes, women who played an important role in the life of famous artists such as fellow artists, art dealers, patrons and muses.

Exhibitions

  • 2019

In 2019 she had a solo show with Michele Mariaud Gallery, NYC and was the guest artist of Museum Week in NY. In December 2019, she presented an installation during the Miami art week at SCOPE Miami Beach with Kahn Gallery. ​

  • 2020

En juin 2020, son travail était dans l’exposition CONCEPT au Musée CICA en Corée et ses œuvres appartiennent désormais à leur collection permanente. Son travail est apparu dans la série HBO The Undoing avec Nicole Kidman et Hugh Grant grâce à sa collaboration avec Michele Mariaud Gallery.

  • 2021

In June 2020, her work was in the exhibition CONCEPT at the CICA Museum in Korea and her artwork now belongs to their permanent collection. Her work appeared on the HBO series The Undoing starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant through her collaboration with Michele Mariaud Gallery.

Her paintings belong to private collections including CICA Museum, Hubert Burda Collection, Musee du Sourire, Eileen Kaminsky Foundation.

Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Art Gorgeous, Create Magazine, Wall Street International, Blanc Magazine, Un1k and France Amerique among others and by the French Embassy in the USA.

She is an ArtCan member, a non profit community of artists and regulartly support charities through her artwork. She shares about art through her writings on her blog as well as art publications.

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