Times of Grace (solo show)
Le LAB - Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou
8 January – 14 March 2024
For his third exhibition at Fondation Zinsou, Jeremy Demester unveils three paintings and thirteen recent drawings, placing new focus on the artist’s more intimate work. The new series of drawings in watercolour and dry pastel reflect Demester’s instinctive methods, in turn referencing prehistoric cave art, impressionism, post-impressionism, voodoo culture, and aboriginal art – traditions which find their common ground in the constant interplay between the figurative and abstract. The three paintings presented in the exhibition, each based on an image of a tree, appear as though in perpetual metamorphosis, blending plant, animal and abstract elements organically.
Jeremy Demester (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler | Holzwarth Publications, 2023
Text by Jean-Marie Gallais
A new publication documenting three of Jeremy Demester’s exhibitions at Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin and London since 2020, as well as his 2021 exhibition at the Fondation Zinsou in Ouidah, is now available for purchase.
L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021 inaugurated at Maison Hennessy’s new Atelier de Tonnellerie in Cognac
We are pleased to announce that a magnificent “Altarpiece” by Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, has been inaugurated at the Maison Hennessy’s barrel-making workshop, the Atelier de Tonnelleire, at its historic home in Cognac.
Translating to “The Shadow of the Hours, The Altarpiece of Time”, Demester’s monumental artwork was specially commissioned for the space. The piece is above all the fruit of an encounter between artist and artisans around all that unites them - handmade craftsmanship, the mystery of materials and the changes imparted by time. A video documenting the making of this work can be viewed on Hennessy’s YouTube channel.