Rubis Mécénat continues its collaboration with the Saint-Eustache church and the Beaux-Arts de Paris by supporting a young artist from the school through production aid and an exhibition.
In 2021, the painter Dhewadi Hadjab has been selected to create a monumental diptych that will be exhibited at the Saint-Eustache church from October 7 to December 12.
The two paintings of more than three meters high that the artist made for the church of Saint-Eustache present two female bodies upside down. The arms rest on the ground while the feet try to maintain the balance of a wavering prie-Dieu. Photography and pictorial practice are entirely central to Dhewadi Hadjab's work, all of the artist's paintings begin with photographs of models that he places in positions of extreme discomfort. It is then, in the extremely meticulous execution of the painted work, that he will accentuate the smallest details that make the painting no longer a copy of a moment, but a universe in itself. Here, the artist leaves the interpretation free to everyone while inviting a reflection on the transformation of the body.
Dhewadi Hadjab was born in 1992 in M'sila (Algeria). He lives and works in Paris. In 2019, he graduated from the École nationale supérieure d'Art de Bourges, after a five-year course at the École supérieure des
Beaux-Arts of Algiers. He is currently in the process of obtaining his degree at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
His paintings examine the movement of bodies in space by depicting people in lascivious or uncomfortable attitudes, in an atmosphere of fascinating strangeness. Recently, her work was presented in the group exhibition "Dancing on a Volcano" at the FRAC Franche-Comté.
The Rubis Mécénat endowment fund has launched a new artistic production aid and exhibition at the Saint-Eustache church in 2021, exclusively for students of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. This support is part of CRUSH, an exhibition aimed at art professionals, which will showcase the work of some 40 students selected by guest curators.
Dhewadi Hadjab, a 4th year painter (Tim Eitel studio), was exhibited at the first CRUSH exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and after deliberation by a jury last February, was awarded a grant of 5,000 euros, as well as the production of two monumental paintings. He also benefited from a critical and curatorial accompaniment, with the exhibition curator Gaël Charbau.
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