Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Elena & Michel Gran 101

'Rain' by Elena & Michel Gran

Russian-born artists Elena and Michel Gran are leading exponents of trompe I’oeil painting.
Elena and Michel work on each piece together, on the same canvas, and create what could be described as a canvas equivalent of a card trick.
Their work is like a magician’s sleight of hand; it is deliberately deceptive and the references sometimes obscure. It takes work to unjumble the anagrams and make sense of the composition.
Elena and Michel are currently exhibiting at the Albemarle gallery in Mayfair, London until the 24th March. It is definitely worth a visit. You can see the exhibition catalogue online here.

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