One and also two …more

Margaux Derhy

2019, 80 x 100 cm, Acrylic and oil painting on linen (framed)


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Artwork description

When observing M argaux's work there are two elements that are deeply linked: human psychology, as a result of the artist's fascination with the work of psychologist Elizabeth Loftus on human cognition, and on the other hand, the pathos or profound expression of the feelings we observe in Italian Renaissance artists.

In "One and also two… more" it is remarkable the impression of the essence of what a memory is: a dream y and vague sensation where details are lost in the consciousness of the intellect. Memories as well as dreams leave us inaccurate perceptions about a reality that we cannot assure; how many people were in a certain room? what were their reactions? ... All these perceptions are reflected in Margaux's work through blurred colors and ephemeral shadows that are lost in oblivion, leaving as the only testimony, the emotion or feeling that shook the soul. On the other hand, the work "The Pieta and the Fantastic" delves more into sadness and the contemporary adaptation of classic works of religious iconography. Reflecting feelings without drawing defined lines on the faces of the characters but that the viewer is able to capture.

Margaux Derhy

Born in Paris, Margaux Derhy now lives and works in London. From a parcour of self-apprecienship and education at some of the most prestigious art schools in the world (Ateliers Beaux-Arts of the city of Paris (ABA) and M A Painting at Royal College of Art (RCA) Derhy has been growing her artistic career as well as her painterly practise with deeply human psychological subject of matter. Travelling to Africa inspired her to add colors and scenes that create intimate landscapes and portraits.


Exhibition History:

Selected group and solo exhibitions


Dentons Art Prize shortlisted - London

RCA WIP show at the Royal College of Arts (RCA) - London

Snapshot group show at Hockney Gallery (RCA) - London

A starry exhibition by Artwork in Promess - Paris

Ddessin Paris Art fair invited by Eve de Medeiros - Paris


Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, performance on the collective memory subject with Central Saint Martins - London

Group show "Human Manifesto", curated by the Feminist Society at Central Saint Martins - London

Interim show with Central Saint Martins at Apiary Studios - London

Auction "Tresor à la Carte" organized by Watever at Galeries Lafayette Anticipations - Paris

Group show "A Smaller Scale" at EBONY Curated - Cape Town

"En Cas de Pluie" for Atelier Stories with Jeune Création & Réseau Friche - Paris

Group show with Wilo & Grove - Paris

Group show "I live in an art gallery #1" by Atelier Stories - Geneva

Sunday Art Fair, off Frieze with A. Romy - London

Solo Show "Mémoire Vive" with KissmyArt Paris - Paris


Embryonica, open studio at Central Saint Martins - London

Superflat Memory, residency show at Studio Kura - Itoshima (Fukuoka)

Group show for AB-Kobo launching with limited embroideries on tee-shirts - Paris

Group show "Memories we might have" by HATSH - Paris

Group show "OPEN STUDIOS - Voyage Voyage" - Paris

Duo Show with Gabriel Folli for Private Place Project - Paris

Group Show "Shelves, Hangers, Desks" à la Galerie Le Coeur - Paris

Group Show "Here and now" at Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

Cape Town Art Fair with Greatmore Studios - Cape Town


2019, 2020 : Massa Stories - South Agadir

2018 : Studio Kura - Fukuoka

2017 : Greatmore Studios - Cape Town

2015 : La Ira de Dios - Buenos Aires

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