NEVVEN | CHART

NEVVEN (SE)

NEVVEN is a non-profit hybrid art space conjoining a gallery and a publicly funded art organisation, located in Gothenburg since 2015. Founded and directed by curator Mattia Lullini & artist Alina Vergnano, NEVVEN promotes an intersectional perspective on the contemporary European art scene.

Curated for
CHART

For Chart 2021, NEVVEN presents a solo exhibition by Brussels-based French artist Anastasia Bay focusing on her signature style large format and enticingly colourful paintings. A site-specific monumental installation transforms the space with what recalls an ancient fresco or the frieze of a futuristic temple.

Anastasia Bay, Boxers, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Anastasia Bay, The Good Thief, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm

Anastasia Bay (FR)

Anastasia Bay’s paintings are often in large scale, characterised by secure brushstrokes and rough drawing marks applied in a synthetic fashion over bright colour-field backgrounds. Bay depicts human figures in a way that reminds of classical and ancient references, such as Minoan frescos and Egyptian ceremonial images, in paintings often presented as cohesive series revealing an interest in relationship dynamics and personal narratives.

Anastasia Bay (Paris, 1988) graduated from the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2012) and her recent exhibitions include Anna Zorina Gallery (New York, October 2021), Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels, 2021), Galerie Derouillon (Paris, 2021) and Spurs Gallery (Beijing, 2020). Bay lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Boxers

Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm
2021

Private collection
© Anastasia Bay / Hugard & Vanoverschelde, Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN.
Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde © NEVVEN

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The Good Thief

Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm
2020

Private collection
© Anastasia Bay / David Eng, Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN.
Photo: David Eng © NEVVEN

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The Good Thief (detail)

Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm
2020

Private collection
© Anastasia Bay / David Eng, Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN.
Photo: David Eng © NEVVEN

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Frico Jeans

Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 220 cm
2021

Private collection
© Anastasia Bay / David Eng. Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN.
Photo: David Eng © NEVVEN

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Anastasia Bay, La Maladie Pressée, 2021, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 160 x 200 cm

Private collection
© Anastasia Bay / Hugard & Vanoverschelde. Courtesy of the artist and Gallerie Derouillon.
Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde © Gallerie Derouillon

"In my process, what fascinates me and is so ineffable at the same time, is the intuitive side."

- Anastasia Bay

From "An Insatiable Quest with an Unreachable Summit", an interview by Mattia Lullini