Exhibition

36 rue de Seine
15.1020.11.2021
Project Room
Galerie Vallois
33 - 36 rue de Seine
Paris 75006 France

Alain Bublex

An American landscape II (or the American musical industrial enamels)

Alain Bublex
An American Landscape – Frame 260
© Alain Bublex
Courtesy Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris

An American landscape II (or the American musical industrial enamels) - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
An American landscape II (or the American musical industrial enamels) - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
An American landscape II (or the American musical industrial enamels) - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
An American landscape II (or the American musical industrial enamels) - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois

What constitutes an American landscape? The phrase conjures wide-open spaces, iconic natural wonders and wholesome heartland towns across the USA. One might think of Thomas Cole’s Hudson River School paintings, Ansel Adams’s photographs, John Ford’s Westerns, or even advertisements for Marlboro cigarettes and GMC trucks…
A Sylvester Stallone action movie from the 1980s, maybe not. However, as Alain Bublex demonstrates with An American Landscape, the backdrop for the original John Rambo movie (First Blood, 1982) is indeed a reflection, celebration and perpetuation of a particular vision of America’s landscapes — one that is heavily informed by art history.

Extract from Mara Hoberman’s text for the press release


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