In this journey through time, which brings together a selection of recent paintings, as well as paintings going back some 15 years, Gauthier Hubert presents the relationships that exist between some of these paintings. As in a family tree, as part of his process, he brings together certain works which, on the face of it, seem to have nothing in common, but which would in reality not even exist without the connection between them.The importance of titles to this artist is well known. He begins his paintings by naming them, writing them, thinking them and placing them on a waiting list well before completing them. This waiting period creates a relationship between beauty, ugliness, politics, lies and humour that become the alibis of the words and images that Gauthier Hubert shapes.Paintings, which initially were unrelated, find their roots when brought together.A work to be seen, read and laughed at.A solo exhibition will be held at Irene Laub, his gallery, in parallel to the exhibition at Botanique.
This exhibition is not retrospective, but rather “introspective”, according to the artist himself.