Ymane Chabi-Gara, winner of the 2nd edition of the Sisley - Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for young creation.
Sisley is committed to the Beaux-Arts de Paris through the creation and inauguration of a new prize aimed at supporting young contemporary creation, as well as the place of women in art and society.
For this second edition, Ymane Chabi-Gara won the Sisley - Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for young creation.
Ymane Chabi-Gara is a painter and graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Dominique Gauthier, Joann Sfar and Marc Desgrandchamps studios in 2020.
"His paintings, while being determined by a subject linked to a story, are delivered through forms and materials that are an essential part of his approach. In his practice, each line, each color is thought with extreme attention. Sometimes she hesitates, this attention always allowing her to find the right resolution to the difficulty she encounters. Her compositions are not only images, but motifs inlaid within the pictorial surface. The set devoted to hikikomori and these fictional self-portraits is a stage in her work, a very important stage because of the intensity of this series, but other things will follow.
I think that Ymane Chabi-Gara is at the beginning of an audacious and sensitive work, very committed, which will have to count in the artistic landscape of the next few years. [...] " Marc Desgrandchamps
Ymane Chabi-Gara presented a series of large compositions around the theme of Hikimori in Japan, a metaphor for the theme of confinement in which she mixes self-portraits. She will benefit from an endowment of 5,000 euros and an exhibition in May 2021 in the spaces of Sisley's headquarters at 3 avenue de Friedland in Paris.
Among the 49 artists who graduated in 2018, 2019 or 2020 who submitted their applications, 6 other artists particularly caught the attention of the jury:
Dana-Fiona Armour, 2018 graduate, Aïda Bruyère, 2020 graduate, Anaïs-Tohé Commaret, 2019 graduate, Yoann Estevenin, 2018 graduate, Juliette Minchin, 2018 graduate and Johanna Mirabel, 2019 graduate
In resonance with International Women's Rights Day on March 8, a women's jury chaired by Christine d'Ornano, Deputy CEO of Sisley, Kathy Alliou, head of the scientific and cultural development department of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Aure Atika, actress, Bénédicte Burrus, director of the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, Erin Doherty, Managing Editor She, Mélina Gazsi, author, journalist, design specialist, Alexandra Golovanoff, designer, journalist, producer, Angelica Mesiti, artist, professor at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Camille Morineau, curator, art historian, founder of AWARE, Karolina Orzelek, artist, winner of the 2020 Sisley Prize - Beaux-Arts de Paris for young creation, Floriane de Saint Pierre, President of the Friends of the Centre Pompidou, Amélia Tavella, architect, Camille Thomas, cellist, Diana Widmaier Picasso, curator, art historian, Marie-Cécile Zinsou, art historian, Founder of the Zinsou Foundation, Benin
Among the works presented :
Hikikomori 2, 2020
acrylic on plywood, 122 x 244 cm
Hikikomori 3, 2020
acrylic on plywood, 122 x 122 cm