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Marlene Mocquet’s First Major Show in Asia to Open on April 19

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Opening ReceptionFeaturing Marlene Mocquet will be Held from 6 – 9 pm on April 19

HONG KONG, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FEAST Projects is delighted to announce Marlene Mocquet’s first major show in Asia. The show will be open from April 19 – May 26, 2012.

Marlene Mocquet, at 33 years old, is a rising star in the art world. The honors and kudos she has earned give her this esteemed standing. Highlights include: a 2009 one woman retrospective at the Contemporary Art Museum in Lyon, an invitation to the Shanghai Biennial (2010), a commissioned work from fashion designer Christian Lacroix; her Art Prizes and Grants include the prestigious Pierre Cardin Prize, the Hiscox Prize, and the Alphonse Cellier Prize.

Melding surrealism with the sublime, Mocquet masterfully executes her canvases in drips and impastos of mixed media creating a personal, poetic and fantastic universe that piques our curiosity. Every disparate picture is populated with characters, animals and anthropomorphous objects composing an extremely sophisticated image. Mocquet’s work has multiple references: Bosch, Klee, Ernst, Murakami, Betty Boop, Tim Burton; yet the end products are always undeniably Mocquet. She discovered painting as a form of self-therapy drawing on Symbolism, Surrealism Expressionism and Action-Painting, as well as on popular imagery from manga and cartoons.

“Her candy-jeweled palette belies her explosive paintings populated with anthropomorphic blobs, animals and monsters; and we enthusiastically follow her into a warped, ethereal and fantastic universe — one that is hers alone,” describes Philippe Koutouzis, Director of FEAST Projects. Mocquet’s unlimited imagination and singular faux-naif style are unforgettable and from the start her work has been received with great applause from the critics and the public.

This exhibition is part of Le French May 2012 program, presented by FEAST Projects and supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.


2006 Graduated with jury felicitations, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris (ENSBA), France


2012 FEAST Projects, Hong Kong
2012 Musee de l’Abbaye de Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, France
2010 Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
2010 Vienna Fair, Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna, Austria
2009 Jeux de Dames – Marlene Mocquet, Chateau de Jau, France
2009 Marlene Mocquet: Restrospective, Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon,
2008 La Galerie Edouard Manet, Genevilliers, France
2007 Freight + Volume Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Contemporary Art Place Aponia, Villiers sur Marne, France


2012 ACCROCHAGE, FEAST Projects, Hong Kong
2012 Drawing Now, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2012 La belle peinture est derriere nous, French Institute, Ankara,
2012 A suivre…, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France
2012 Eleventh hour, Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech
2011 Antidote 7, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris,
2011 “Construire, elever la matiere”, 16eme Biennale, Musees de
Chateauroux, France
2010 La belle peinture est derriere nous, French Institute,
Ankara, Turkey
2010 Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Museum, China
2010 Circuit Ceramique, Manufacture de Sevres, Sevres, France
2010 Lignes de Chance, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris,
2009 Beautes Monstres, Musee des Beaux-arts, Nancy, France
2009 Art Basel, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Il etait une fois…, Boutique Christian Lacroix, Paris,
2008 Rendez-vous, Shanghai 2008, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai,
2008 Musee Reattu, Arles, France
2008 Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris, France
2008 Art Brussels, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Bruxelles, Belgium
2007 FIAC, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
2007 Rendez-vous 07, School of Fine Art, Lyon, France
2007 ENSBA, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
2007 Art Brussels, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Bruxelles, Belgium
2006 Salon du Livre, Paris, France
2005 “Scene de Menage”, “Chez l’un, l’autre”, Galerie Anton Weller,
Paris, France
2004 49 eme Salon de Montrouge, European Salon of Young Creators,
Montrouge, France
2004 Pole impression / Edition 1/X, ENSBA, Paris, France
2001 Centre Culturel Aragon Triolet, Orly, France


2008 Pierre Cardin Prize, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris
(ENSBA), France
2007 Hiscox Prize
2007 Alphonse Cellier Prize, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris
(ENSBA), France
2007 Grant – first show, CNAP, National Center for Plastic Arts,
2007 Grant – first catalogue, Val de Marnes region, France


Founded by Philippe Koutouzis in 2010, FEAST Projects produces innovative projects through collaboration with both established and emerging contemporary artists. Represented are works in classical mediums, as well as works involving the new convergence of art, music, performance, film and design. Global in outlook FEAST Projects represents artists from around the world, including Ron Arad, Chu Teh-Chun, Feng Shuo, Fensterbank, Rene Iche, Liu Wei (b.1965), Marlene Mocquet, Carr Patterson, T’ang Haywen, Tie Ying, Xie Lei and Zao Wou-Ki amongst others.

The innovative 2,500 sq ft gallery space is located in Unit 307, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong.

Opening Hours:12 – 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday
For more information, please visit: .


Organised by the Consulate General of France in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise of Hong Kong, and with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, over the last 19 years Le French May has grown to become one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia.

For further information, please contact:

Kate Tai
Tel: +852-2553-9522


Written by asiafreshnews

March 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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  1. So exciting – I have seen her work in France – she is an amazing painter – very exciting that she is now to be shown in Hong Kong. Her work is unforgettable – and I have never seen anything like it before. For anyone who loves art – this is a not to be missed show – definitely put it on your agenda!!

    Justin Case

    March 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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