Alexandre Carin

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Roxana Azimi & Christèle Dedebant, Alexandre Carin. Solariser l'envol, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2024

1st edition
Edition of 500 copies
Hardcover, 23 x 28 cm, 128 pages
French English edition
Translated in English by français par Madeleine Carin
ISBN : 978-2-491901-73-8

Alexandre Carin. Solariser l'envol is the catalog published for the exhibition “Solariser l'envol” at Galerie Odile Ouizeman in Paris (FR) from April 18 to June 1, 2024. It includes an introduction by Christèle Dedebant and a text by Roxana Azimi.

Alexandre Carin's painting comes after a background in science, philosophy and poetry, to complement his research into capturing the image at the moment when time dilates, when presence is uncertain. Of Persian origin, he draws his poetic gestures from Persian calligraphy. Distortions invade the image to satisfy his need to reach out to a wider perception, going so far as to give a musicality to his gestures. For Alexandre Carin, liquefaction enriches perception, and something imperceptible can become visible.

"Alexandre Carin fully claims to be an easel painter. He loves its kitchen secrets and the smell of turpentine, the sensuality of oil, a bulwark in a world that makes programmed obsolescence its raison d'être. When asked how he fell into painting, the young Franco-Iranian replies, with a touch of coquetry: “out of politeness”. (Roxana Azimi)

Roxana Azimi is a journalist with Le Monde's culture department and M le magazine du Monde. She co-founded Le Quotidien de l'art in 2011, and in 2018 designed its new Hebdo. Holder of a doctorate in history from the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris), Roxana Azimi is the author of the Guide Hazan de l'Art contemporain published in 2018. In 2014, she also published La Folie de l'art brut (éditions Séguier). For the past fifteen years, she has regularly travelled throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

With a doctorate in contemporary history from EHESS, Christèle Dedebant is a journalist for Géo magazine. She lives in Aix-en-Provence and has made frequent trips to Cayenne, where she has family ties. She is the author of Le Bagne des Annamites, published by Actes Sud in 2024.