Roubaix: Robert Lotiron discovers himself this summer at La Piscine

Roubaix: Robert Lotiron discovers himself this summer at La Piscine

From this Saturday, three new exhibitions open their doors at La Piscine. This is an opportunity to come (re)discover forgotten artists of the 20th century, but also to attend a much more contemporary exhibition.



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The summer exhibitions open on The poetry of everyday life which traces the works of Robert Lotiron, a forgotten painter and printmaker of the early 20th century. Years of searching for his style. He goes through many artistic currents: impressionism, geometric Cézannism, and even cubism. It is in the first room of the exhibition that we observe this diversity of styles, like an effervescence of his youth. Finally, it was in the 1920s that he refined his style and turned to neorealism, and thought of painting as poetry, which we discover in the second part of the exhibition. His works immerse us in the heart of Paris, Dieppe, Calais, Venice…

An exhibition that calls for travel.

The visit continues with the works of Henri-Vergé Sarrat and Rolande Déchorain in the exhibition Crossed looks. The couple traveled across North Africa for ten years, and the exhibition reflects that. We follow their adventures, from Tunisia to Menorca via Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. The artists produce similar landscapes but with a different technique: she uses gouache on paper, meanwhile, mainly India ink with a pen. The Piscine de Roubaix was able to host these first two exhibitions thanks to donations from the families of the artists.

Works by Henri Vergé-Sarrat in Indian ink and pen.
Works by Henri Vergé-Sarrat in Indian ink and pen.

Works by Rolande Déchorain in gouache on paper.
Works by Rolande Déchorain in gouache on paper.

Finally, the summer exhibitions end on hidden colorsa discovery of contemporary Korean ceramics. The exhibition takes place thanks to La Piscine’s partnership with the International Triennial of Contemporary Ceramics, which invites a country every three years to present its ceramics; South Korea therefore this year, for which it is a traditional art. The ten selected contemporary artists break codes, mixing other materials and changing traditional forms. For example, Sung Wook Park reinvents this art by creating paintings based on waste from other ceramic productions. These exhibitions fit naturally into the usual style of exhibitions at La Piscine de Roubaix, by exhibiting forgotten artists while highlighting the diversity of contemporary art.

Exhibition of contemporary South Korean ceramics “Hidden Colors”.
Exhibition of contemporary South Korean ceramics “Hidden Colors”.

The three exhibitions are to be discovered from this Saturday until September 4 at La Piscine, 23, rue de l’Espérance in Roubaix. Open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For the visit, count 11 €, or 9 € if reduced price. 03 20 69 23 60 and www.roubaix-lapiscine.com/





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