Exhibition presented by le Méjan
Eduardo Arroyo & Maurice Matieu
Mano a Mano
mano a mano. This bullfighting term designates a corrida during which two matadors each fight three bulls in the same arena. Mano a mano is a perfect description of this artistic encounter confronting two to radical approaches sharing one common element: the role that ‘the picture’ plays in the works of Maurice Matieu and Eduardo Arroyo. Their paths brought them together: one had mathematics as a point of departure, the other journalism. Both chose pictorial art as their arena. Eduardo Arroyo is an adept of this visual duel—having already faced such men as Hervé Télémaque, Bruno Bruni, and Luis Gordillo—while for Maurice Matieu it is a fresh challenge. These two old friends are exhibiting together for the first time, allowing us to admire two very different styles. Matieu’s chosen instrument is the pencil; Arroyo gives pride of place to collage. Nevertheless, we glimpse certain elements in common between these two contemporaries; notably, the importance granted to the human face.
The Chapelle Saint-Laurent Le Capitole hosts, for this festival, a unique
Exhibition curator: Jean-Paul Capitani.
Exhibition presented at the Chapelle Saint-Laurent—Le Capitole.