Les Yeux Clos (Eyes Closed)
Mathilde DENIZE, Alex FOXTON, Elizabeth GLAESSNER, Simon MARTIN, Paolo SALVADOR
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2021 年 02 月 06 日
- 2021 年 03 月 27 日
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Paris
76 rue de Turenne

75003 Paris France

















Presented for the first time at Perrotin, Mathilde Denize, Alex Foxton, Elizabeth Glaessner, Simon Martin and Paolo Salvador invite us on a disconcerting pictorial journey through their imaginations as made tangible by their dream interpretations. Each painter gives us his or her vision of dreaming, sometimes close to hallucination, delirium and mental confusion turning into nightmare.


The exhibition Eyes Closed is a personal cosmography of the artists where various emotional, cultural and affective journeys blend into one another and echo each other.

‘When I was six or seven years old, I was convinced there were two lives: one where you lived with your eyes open, the other where you lived with your eyes closed.’ – Federico Fellini


Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, The Book of Dreams, is the starting point for this exhibition that brings together five young international artists. A person browsing through the book may be surprised by the strength of the illustrations on two accounts: their aesthetics and the clear link between the director’s dreams and his films. What impact do our nocturnal wanderings have on creation?

© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
© Photo Claire Dorn / Courtesy the artists and Perrotin
Mathilde DENIZE
Oversize, 2019
130 × 260 cm | 51 3/16 × 102 3/8 inch
Oil on canvas

The work of Mathilde Denize (b. 1986 in France) is unsettling because of the dreamlike intimacy she generates through her paintings and assemblages. Her works, like painting costumes, immerse us in a colorful and strange fairytale world, where plans and perspectives are challenged, inducing a sense of vertigo in the viewer.

Alex FOXTON
WEIRD SISTER (III), 2021
220 × 120 cm | 86 5/8 × 47 1/4 inch
Oil on canvas

Alex Foxton (b. 1980 in England) gives us his personal version of dream interpretation, permeated with softness and strangeness, through an original series. His methodical, almost obsessive work on the male figure draws on in depth research and many preparatory drawings. At once muted and powerful, his palette leaves us with a feeling of ambiguity, on the threshold of dreamland.

Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Stuck Together, 2020
45.7 × 35.6 cm | 18 × 14 inch
Oil on canvas

New York artist Elizabeth Glaessner (b. 1984 in the US) creates diaphanous, beautiful and strange works. Her surprising palette belongs to another world and her compositions, inspired by historical paintings and contemporary culture, depict characters with elastic, permeable bodies that seem to exist outside of time. Tinged with subtle eroticism, her works concentrate a marvelous essence that invites us to dream.

Simon MARTIN
Sans titre (le telephone et l'endormi), 2021
33 × 24 cm | 13 × 9 7/16 inch
Oil on canvas

The work of Simon Martin (b. 1992 in France) plunges us into a spectral universe where faces fade and identities disappear. Inspired by subjects from his surroundings, he skillfully merges the photographic process in his pictorial practice. His works introduce a tension between reality and dreams.

Paolo SALVADOR
Origin, 2021
200 × 250 cm | 78 3/4 × 98 7/16 inch
Oil on linen

Paolo Salvador (b. 1990 in Peru) reappropriates the visual codes of modernism to deliver a visionary and allegorical body of work with saturated colors. His interpretation of dreams draws on totemic and cosmic imagery, and is inspired by the myths of his country of origin.

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List of artworks
ROOM 5
Simon MARTIN
Sans titre (balcon), 2021
195 × 130 cm | 76 3/4 × 51 3/16 inch
Oil on canvas
Simon MARTIN
Sans titre (couple et soleil froid), 2021
81 × 65 cm | 31 7/8 × 25 9/16 inch
Oil on canvas
Simon MARTIN
Sans titre (le telephone et l'endormi), 2021
33 × 24 cm | 13 × 9 7/16 inch
Oil on canvas
Mathilde DENIZE
Sweet legend, 2020
30 × 24 cm | 11 13/16 × 9 7/16 inch
Oil on canvas, fake eyelash
Mathilde DENIZE
Coat Trail, 2021
130 × 250 cm | 51 3/16 × 98 7/16 inch
Oil on canvas and shell
ROOM 6
Mathilde DENIZE
Oversize, 2019
130 × 260 cm | 51 3/16 × 102 3/8 inch
Oil on canvas
Paolo SALVADOR
Origin, 2021
200 × 250 cm | 78 3/4 × 98 7/16 inch
Oil on linen
Paolo SALVADOR
Herd, 2021
200 × 180 cm | 78 3/4 × 70 7/8 inch
Oil on linen
ROOM 7
Alex FOXTON
WEIRD SISTER (STUDY), 2021
117 × 74 cm | 46 1/16 × 29 1/8 inch
Oil and glitter on canvas
Alex FOXTON
WEIRD SISTER (II), 2021
220 × 120 cm | 86 5/8 × 47 1/4 inch
Oil on canvas
Alex FOXTON
WEIRD SISTER (III), 2021
220 × 120 cm | 86 5/8 × 47 1/4 inch
Oil on canvas
Alex FOXTON
WEIRD SISTER (I), 2021
220 × 120 cm | 86 5/8 × 47 1/4 inch
Oil on canvas
Alex FOXTON
MACBETH WITH DAGGERS, 2021
130 × 97 cm | 51 3/16 × 38 3/16 inch
Oil on canvas
Alex FOXTON
GHOST OF BANQUO, 2021
130 × 97 cm | 51 3/16 × 38 3/16 inch
Oil on canvas
Alex FOXTON
KING MACBETH, 2021
41 × 33 cm | 16 1/8 × 13 inch
Oil and glitter on canvas
Alex FOXTON
DAGGER, 2021
55 × 38 cm | 21 5/8 × 14 15/16 inch
Oil, plaster, mortar and glitter on canvas
Alex FOXTON
HEAD OF MACBETH, 2021
50 × 35 cm | 19 11/16 × 13 3/4 inch
Oil on canvas
ROOM 8
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Night Crew, 2020
152.4 × 134.6 cm | 60 × 53 inch
Water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Tick Tock, 2020
152.4 × 121.9 cm | 60 × 48 inch
Water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Exiting the Garden, 2020
91.4 × 76.2 cm | 36 × 30 inch
Water dispersed pigments with binders, oil on canvas
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Professional Mourners, 2020
45.7 × 33 cm | 18 × 13 inch
Water dispersed pigments with binders, oil on canvas
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Two Become One, 2020
45.7 × 35.6 cm | 18 × 14 inch
Water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Satyr Seder, 2020
45.7 × 35.6 cm | 18 × 14 inch
Water dispersed pigments with binders, oil on canvas
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Stuck Together, 2020
45.7 × 35.6 cm | 18 × 14 inch
Oil on canvas
DESK
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Foot Massage, 2020
38.1 × 27.9 cm | 15 × 11 inch
Framed : 46 × 36 × 4 cm | 18 1/8 × 14 3/16 × 1 9/16 inch
Gouache on paper
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Ponytail Whipper, 2019
30.5 × 22.9 cm | 12 × 9 inch
Framed : 38.5 × 31 × 4 cm | 15 3/16 × 12 3/16 × 1 9/16 inch
Gouache and ink on primed paper
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Punisher, 2020
38.1 × 27.9 cm | 15 × 11 inch
Framed : 46 × 36 × 4 cm | 18 1/8 × 14 3/16 × 1 9/16 inch
Gouache on paper
Elizabeth GLAESSNER
Bareback, 2020
38.1 × 27.9 cm | 15 × 11 inch
Framed : 46 × 36.5 × 4 cm | 18 1/8 × 14 3/8 × 1 9/16 inch
Oil on oil primed paper