To discover the paintings of the artist Antoine Kruk, exhibited at the Atelier Basfroi in a solo show “éclair” organized by the agency Bel’RP (Paris’Finest), we immediately understand the title of this first exhibition. “Buy Buy Baby” is a bit like the crazy state of mind in which we all find ourselves, overconsumers, influenced by a society that is taking us in its spiral. A keen observer of this phenomenon that spares no one, Antoine Kruk revealed this week twenty-five works that illustrate the frenzy of our society. One could say that the artist feels the urgency to draw, to represent these female silhouettes sometimes naked but always perched on their high heels. A dangerous but exhilarating glamour that asks “who consumes who?” Not without irony, Antoine Kruk draws everywhere, even on the inside of a torn Kraft bag, while some drawings come out of the frame in a deliberately uncontrollable chaos. The artist is not at his first try: far from classical illustration, his unique style has already won over great publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, and the Franco-Japanese has distinguished himself in recent decades as designer and costume designer for Crazy Horse and prestigious luxury houses like Louis Vuitton (the opulent corsets of Marc Jacobs’ last fashion show for the house were him) or Mugler. Its founder, who today answers in the name of Manfred T. Mugler, yet a rare bird on the Parisian event scene, did not miss the event supported by G-Vine… An exhibition as dazzling as the paintings are since it will remain installed only until November 8 – for a handful of insiders, therefore.

Photos: Valentin Le Cron
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