Spring 2021... Shuffle ! Change of place, the residency at the Pounche workshop is over, it was time to pack again. My studio moves often, I like to keep the same name to identify all the places where I put my tools... in this case, the "Blue Room". Of course, this name refers to the darkroom of a photo lab, and since I left the Chambre Bleue on rue Charonne in Paris 2 years ago, my workshop could just as well be called "Bleu Nomade"... In the next few days the new workshop will be operational, still in Provence, closer to the Mediterranean. I will be able to restart cyanography, but unfortunately still no teaching workshop, due to the crisis. ... and Brainstorming... Back in lockdown... and here we go for a second loop of annual cancellations: the events that were postponed in 2020 will not take place this year either. The European Crafts Days were to be held in April, I was among [...]
Fall-Winter 2021... Backlash From November 3rd to 30th, in Paris, The Pure Malt welcomes cyanographies... The exhibition will evolve according to the sales, Azul Loeve will be present often to hang new works and talk about his work... and then there are delicious draught beers in this Scottish pirate tavern. Burning Thistle by Azul Loeve Exhibition at Pure Malt 4 rue Caron 75004 Paris Opening on Wednesday, November 10th from 7pm Opening at 5pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends, closed on Mondays. To reserve a work or to find out about the presence of the artist, it is possible to make an appointment, via the website, instagram or by mail by writing to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org Confinorama ? During the first confinement, I published a kind of work-chronicle: one image per day, be it a drawing, a photo, a painting, without limiting myself to cyanography. The only constraint, apart from the daily rhythm, is black and white. For the third confinement, a radical change [...]
Winter 2020 unexpected touch of blue An exhibition that really took place in 2020, in France!? --> From Friday, December 11th to Friday, December 18th, Azul Loeve unveiled a new cyanography at the Hublot d'Ivry... Exhibition to be found on this page. The Hublot continued its programming during the confinement, exhibitions of visual arts visible from a large public square, the Place Voltaire in Ivry sur Seine. The mini-gallery proved to be well adapted to the current cultural restrictions. New lockdown, second confinorama After the 55 days of the first Confinorama, a second one has just finish on the account Instagram Azul.Loeve It is a creative challenge that I launched myself in mid-March, to publish one image per day, be it a drawing, a photo, a painting, without limiting myself to cyanography. The only constraint, apart from the daily rhythm, is black and white. Sometimes the exercise became a bit overwhelming, but it allowed me to start a continuous creative thread... in climbing, we [...]
Idle autumn of 2020 at work In this strange year, the rules of the game are changing. Artistic activities are at half-mast, more exhibitions, more public, more training courses, few sales... The cultural sector is damaged, but at least these confinements offer us time, long hours that the health or education sectors envy us. For cyanography, the first confinement was used to renovate the website and Azul Loeve launched into a Confinorama, a daily black and white image... of photos, drawings, visual research or a simple souvenir of the day. New pace, trotting The sports world is also well impacted, impossible to take part in an official marathon... putting on your trainers is always possible, moving forward, and the second confinement is also favourable to digital activities, this new version of the site is in the process of being running-in and will be able to support a shop, payments... one day, next year... Catalogue of works in progress, the cyanographies are proving to be [...]
SUMMER OF 2020 OCEANIC FEELING I like to walk in the woods, on the paths, along the beaches. I like to be part of nature. I like walking alone. It is a therapy. You have to be alone to recharge your batteries.he 19th-20th century Grace KELLY The oceanic feeling arrives in the middle of summer, in the midst of a global crisis, in the middle of designing an art website. It is a double belonging that I sometimes feel, being one with the Universe, an entity that surpasses and encompasses me, the Ocean and at the same time being a precise and measurable entity like a drop of water or the specific phenomenon of a wave. Indian spirituality, via the Vedanta, deals a lot with this subject but the name comes from a letter from Roman ROLLAND to Sigmund FREUD, the writer asked the psychiatrist to look into this spontaneous religious feeling, to be in contact with [...]
17th MARCH - 10th MAY of 2020 CONFINORAMA #1 LIFE IN BLUE, IN BLACK AND WHITE Original post on Instagram Azul Loeve Creation on a daily basis during the 55 days of confinement in spring: from March 17, 2020 I published every day an image made with the means of the edges, painting, photo, drawing. Small staging with trinkets, sketches, sometimes documented legends ... My Confinorama has only one formal proposal, black and white.