The Boghossian Foundation welcomes Alexis Gallissaires for Brussels Drawing Week.
The French artist, a resident at the Boghossian Foundation in 2020, will show his new work at the Villa Empain. Gallissaires, a virtuoso draughtsman and writer, elected to exhibit large scale drawings in the artist residency Studio, including the almost two-meter-wide ‘Les Saintes-Maries de la mer’.
He will also present print editions and will be available to meet visitors and share his inspirations and current projects.
Alexis Gallissaires (1980) was born and lives in Perpignan. He illustrated the novel Terrain vague by writer Oliver Rohe (Allia Editions, 2005) and published his graphic novel Jimmy (Allia Editions, 2006) while still a student. He graduated from the Beaux-arts of Perpignan in 2008 and has since taken part in numerous fairs and exhibitions, including Drawing Now (Paris), the Armory Show (New York), the Lyon Biennale, Art on Paper (Bruxelles) and the International Art Books and Films Festival (Perpignan). Jour blanc, his 16.10-meter-long accordion book, was published by Allia in 2018. That same year, Gallissaires was awarded the jury prize and was a gold medalist in the drawing portion of the Salon national des Beaux-Arts du Louvre (Paris).
Brussels Drawing Week celebrates the vitality and diversity of drawing through a rich and varied program in the heart of Brussels. Launched at the initiative of the Art on Paper fair, in dialogue with the art institutions, centres and schools of reference in Brussels, the Brussels Drawing Week allows a broad Brussels audience – but also national and international – to (re)discover drawing, its history, its actors and its practices during an intense week of programming. From 14 to 19 September, the Brussels Drawing Week will bring together various events such as guided tours, workshops, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and performances.