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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 31.89 in. x W 39.38 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 31.89 in. x W 39.38 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 31.89 in. x W 39.38 in.
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Simon Richard Halimi
When You Were A Cat, I Was A Woolf - Acrylic Grey Black Brown Blue Red Yellow

2015

$30,718.76

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" When You Were A Cat, I Was A Woolf " is a large abstract style painting by the French artist Maestro Simon Richard Halimi. Through his art, he has a very sharp and unique style of bright and colorful expression. About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: Acrylic, oil on canvas painting STYLE: Abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed Weight: Approximately 4 kg. The painting is unframed. Dear art lovers, if you like the art of maestro Halimi, please click the link to follow this artist and art gallery Snow Pearl to discover all our artists and beautiful artworks. Thank you so much! we appreciate your interest to our work. The paintings brings emotion of happiness, love, energy and beauty represented by the vast creative power of the artist's talent.” “The impressions of the artist's paintings on the viewer is so mighty, mesmerizing, grand, that it paralyzes the imagination with its perfection. His paintings bring positive emotion of desire, possession and energy, represented by the vast creative power of his talent.” Maestro Simon Richard Halimi was born in Tunis on 2nd February 1943. He left his homeland 20 years later for France. In 1974 he was expatriated in Ivory Coast with frequent travel in central Africa and West. This requires him to maintain contact with his family and painting, many travel between Africa and France. He has been painting since the 1960s and has produced thousands of works. Since February 2003 he left Africa and dedicated himself fully to his art. SOME AWARDS: Lauréat du prix International Victor Choquet Lauréat au salon Populiste Musée d’Art Moderne Grand prix Interministériel au musée de la Monnaie Grand Prix C3D au Musée de la Monnaie Lauréat et diplômé de l’Académie Internationale de Lutèce Lauréat et diplômé de l’Académie Internationale d’Art Contemporain Diplômé de la Fédération Nationale de la Culture Française en qualité de “Créateur d’aujourd’hui". Prix du salon des Artistes Français 2004, décerné par l’Académie des Beaux-Arts Prix Paul Chabas, Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts Médaille du mérite et dévoument aux Arts, Académie Mazarine Prix Michel Ange pour l’ensemble de l’oeuvre, Académie Mazarine Fédération Nationale de la Culture Française (Sélection du monde des Arts Plastiques). Académie des Beaux-Arts de Saint Louis (Titre d’Académicien Associé). Grand Baz’Art, prix de l’humanité et de la générosité. Collective Exhibitions Salon des Artistes Français Salon d’Automne Salon des Artistes Indépendants Salon d’Hiver Salon Populiste (Musée d’Art Moderne) Salon Interministériel (Musée de la Monnaie) Grand prix Victor Choquet (Musée de la Monnaie) Grand prix C 3 D (Musée de la Monnaie) Salon International de Lutèce Salon international d’Art Contemporain (I.A.C.) Europe-Art (Paris) Salon d’Art Singulier Salon Violet, prestige de l’art contemporain A2PAC - Invité d’honneur 2004 Ramp-Art - Avignon Art Contemporain 2000 Diverses expositions itinérantes en groupes en Allemagne, Italie, Belgique, Espagne, Afrique, Chine ... Hivernales LONDON ART - Salon Waldorf Palace Art SHANGHAÏ - Art contemporain WIK & AM - Wiener International Kunst - Vienne AUTRICHE Rouen National Arts - Biennale Courants d’Art Singulier Espace Rachi (Rétrospective) Personal Exhibitions Salon des Artistes Français Salon d’Automne Salon des Artistes Indépendants Salon d’Hiver Salon Populiste (Musée d’Art Moderne) Salon Interministériel (Musée de la Monnaie) Grand prix Victor Choquet (Musée de la Monnaie) Grand prix C 3 D (Musée de la Monnaie) Salon International de Lutèce Salon international d’Art Contemporain (I.A.C.) Europe-Art (Paris) Salon d’Art Singulier Salon Violet, prestige de l’art contemporain A2PAC - Invité d’honneur 2004 Ramp-Art - Avignon Art Contemporain 2000 Diverses expositions itinérantes en groupes en Allemagne, Italie, Belgique, Espagne, Afrique, Chine ... Hivernales LONDON ART - Salon Waldorf Palace Art SHANGHAÏ - Art contemporain WIK & AM - Wiener International Kunst - Vienne AUTRICHE Rouen National Arts - Bienale Courants d’Art Singulier Espace Rachi (Rétrospective) Galeries Valombreuse à Biarritz et Paris Galerie Climat au Sable d’Olonnes Galerie Zafira rue Mazarine à Paris Galerie 51 rue de Seine à Paris Les Galeries du salon Ivoire en Côte d’Ivoire Galerie d’Art du Palais au Touquet Opéra Gallery (Paris, Miami, New-York, Singapour, Londres) Gallerie “Art Passion” - Montpellier Gallerie 27 - Londres (rétrospective). Gallerie Hughes Pénot, La Baule Singul’Art - Lyon Tel-Aviv - YAFO (Rétrospective - 350 oeuvres) Gallerie d’Art des Pyramides GF & CO Gallery - Vienne - Autriche MEETING WITH THE ARTIST: A work of art must allow itself to be viewed in a calm manner, with you letting your mind wander and allowing yourself to daydream. All forms of creative and recreational cultural expression are or should be an invitation to travel. Music, literature, poetry, theater, cinema, painting, sculpture, photography, and so on, are no exceptions to this rule when they carry a stamp of sincerity. An act of expression can only be authentic if it is not motivated by the constraints laid down by obligations, by recognition. Painting, like other means of expression, is a cry, a feeling, a listening process, pain, joy... a realization or an epiphany to be shared with my family and friends and with people who go to my exhibitions. In the former case I experience a real moment of sharing, a kind of osmosis. A work - irrespective of what it contains - is only successful as an act of expression if it contains life, something to think about, feelings a pathway to an exchange, an invitation concerning it and the observer. If this communion takes place, then the work is a good one. When the architecture of a work, its theme, the balance of forms and colors, the mobility or freedom of the eye, the seeing, and the thinking, are all present in a kind of harmony, there are no longer any obstacles between a work and us. After painting for more than 50 years, I have had many opportunities during the course of my exhibitions to express myself with visitors who wanted to go through the mirror of the initial visual impression of a painting. I find their uncertainties and their desire to know - more than just view - touching. Other visitors view, sometimes view themselves, and then continue going around a gallery having ''read'' paintings in their own ways. Some people cast a disinterested passing glance, and, very sure of themselves, continue on their way. These people are sometimes in the majority. After having worked in conjunction with several gallery-owners, exhibited my work in France and abroad, I have never agreed to sign a contract. I never express myself on an imposed topic, work, based on an order, or work at a certain speed. Art cannot be dictated, it cannot be ordered. Life, time, kindness, love, madness, freedom, money, politics, the mind, the heart, its opposite, popular and honest art, all of life's facets and asses became my life. They are my reflective and observational canvas in terms of the content of my paintings. Developments, variations on forms have taken place, but never in relation to the basics of my process. On this journey I came across ''sand'', which can be found on the surface of my paintings from 1966 to 1998 - and occasionally after 1998. We are made of dust, and must return to dust. Humbleness is a watchword which is included in one way or another, in my paintings, by means of signs or of small sentences, and this is notably the case in relation to topics addressed concerning covetousness, temptation, greed, selfishness, hypocrisy, success at any price, lying, power, money, art for money's sake people, and so forth. I hesitated a very long time before writing about my painting. I believed that doing so was a bit like usurping the role of the ''watchers'', those people who prefer to have their own interpretation, and prefer to take the tome to uncover, in the meanders of my handwriting and my short sentences, the keys, crucial details and symbols in my works - what is hiding behind the initial image. When you read a good book or listen to music, you do not make decisions based on the title of the book or on the first note of music - you cannot fall in love in three minutes and love does not last three minutes, it must be devoured, shared. For me a painting has never been a decorative object, I don't know how to produce paintings like that. Other people do that kind of painting much better than I ever could. They are on a different journey. A successfully completed piece of work awakens the senses and the consciousness. I owe a large proportion of my work - in fact almost all of it - to others. I have no imagination, I observe life, and above all I listen. The starting- point is often when you listen. It comes in through the ears, goes into the heart, then through the head, before reaching its destination in the hand. When that happens, the painting is finished, there's no more searching to be done, the work comes out on canvas almost mechanically, without you thinking. There are no second chances in my painting, my painting is often based on the first impulse, the first instinct that comes to me. development has come about by me taking my time, my vocabulary has gotten richer, lines and symbols are now always intentional, there is nothing random in my paintings, my work is not figuration libre (free figuration), it is rather ''singular expressionism'', ''l'' (the art of storytelling). A painting is a look, a piece of music, a film... etc... except for the fact that a painting is unique and cannot be duplicated - I do not paint series of paintings. A finished painting gives way to the next, you need several lives to retell slices from lives. The artist’s artworks are owned in private collections worldwide /France, USA, Europe, Asia, Saudi Arabia and many others countries/ Snow Pearl art gallery provides certificates of authenticity for all artworks belonging to this artist sold by the gallery.

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