Painting
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Print & drawing
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Sculpture
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC
Ivan MESSAC

Introduction

Ivan Messac is a French painter and sculptor born in 1948.

His work is connected to the French Figuration narrative, from 1969 to 1980. In the 80' He turned to sculpture and winned public orders and private contracts : French Embassy Beyrouth, EDF in Saint Denis. From 2000, Ivan Messac has participated to many group shows dedicated to French Figuration narrative (Musée des Beaux-arts, Dôle and Orléans, Musée Hospice Comtesse in Lille, La Patinoire Royale in Brussels. Not long ago his work "Geronimo" (1971), was in quai Branly Museum Exhibition  « Cross-cultural Dialogue » and he made a magistral work in live at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Biography

Solo exhibitions (selected)

 

2016

  • What will be, will be, Art To Be Gallery, Lille, France
  • L'Amour à Cloche-pied, Georges Pompidou Center, Studio 13/16, Paris, France

 

2015

  • Paroles d'Images, Le Radar, Bayeux, France
  • Tout s'éclaire, Art Paris, with baudoin lebon, Grand-Palais, Paris, France
  • Sur la voie, Pepper Gallery, Antibes, France
  • Au train où vont les choses,  Galerie Anne-Marie et Roland Pallade, Lyon, France

 

2014

  • 2 temps, 2D, baudoin lebon, Paris, France
  • Stained-glass window for the Saint Sylvain Chapel, Nevers, France
  • Beware, Art to be Gallery, Lille, France
  • Street Immo, Commines Center, Paris, France

 

2013

  • From me to you, Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

 

2010

  • Hommage à Maïakovski, Elsa Triolet-Aragon House, Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France
  • Zoo Mio, JCM Billy Gallery, La Baule, France
  • Histoire de Temps, Nuit Blanche, Forney Library, Paris, France
  • Narration(s), Mazel Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

2009

  • Crazy Legs, Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Peintures et sculptures des années 1980, Bernard Ceysson Gallery, Luxembourg
  • Ivan Messac, Domaine de Lescombes, Eysines, France

 

2008

  • Pessoa est un autre, Antonio Prates Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
  • My generation, Laurent Strouk Gallery, Paris, France
  • Messac, Bernard Ceysson Gallery, Saint-Etienne, France
  • Lunatiques, Moments Artistiques, Paris, France

 

2007

  • Histoire d'amour, Confluence(s) Gallery, Lyon, France
  • ?uvres récentes, Louis Lumière Art Center, Hénin-Beaumont, France
  • C'est dans la boîte, Domaine Galuval, Cairanne, France
  • ?uvres sur papier 1967-2006, Art School Gérard Jacot, Belfort, France
  • Le grand écart, hommage à V. Maïakovski, Orel art Gallery, Paris, France

 

2006

  • Regarder et être vu, le Garage Gallery, Orléans, France
  • Adam & Eve, Laurent Strouk Gallery, Paris, France

 

2005

  • Impression Prime-Time, Laurent Strouk Gallery, Paris, France

 

2004

  • Klepsévitch, Hervé Lourdel Gallery, Paris, France
  • Carton plein, Espace Château Neuf, Tours, France
  • Clic-clac 3D, Laurent Strouk Gallery, Paris, France

 

2003

  • Mes années Pop, Métropolis Gallery, Lyon, France
  • Comment s'y retrouver, Contemporary Art Center Passages, Troyes, France
  • Klepsévitch, Library of the Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

 

2001

  • Les années narratives, Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Carta Pesta, marmo pesto, Studio d'Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy
  • De toutes les couleurs, Hervé Lourdel Gallery, Paris, France

 

2000

  • Maison Française, Washington-DC, USA
  • Torpedo Factory,  Alexandria, USA

 

1999

  • Pièces d'appartement  by C. Aubert,  Paris, France

 

1998      

  • Orangerie des Musées,  Sens, France

 

1996

  • Lumière Center, Hénin-Beaumont, France

 

1994

  • Art Center Le Carré Saint Vincent,  Orléans, France

 

1993

  • Gallery 15, Paris, France

 

1992

  • Art Center CREDAC,  Ivry-sur-Seine, France
  • Gallery of the Old College, Châtellerault, France
  • Gallery of the School of Fine Arts, Cherbourg, France

 

1990

  • Museum of Fine Arts of Joliette, Québec, Canada
  • Catherine Mayeur Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

 

Collective exhibitions (selected)

 

2017

  • Sous le soleil exactement, with Thomas Dreyfuss, Art Déco Gallery, San Ferran, Formentera, Ibiza
  • Art Paris Art Fair, with Art to Be Gallery and Michel Giraud Gallery, Paris, France

 

2016

  • Jacques Chirac ou le dialogue des cultures, Museum of Quai Branly, Paris, France

 

2015

  • Art Paris Art Fair, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France
  • La résistance des images, La patinoire Royale, Brussels, Belgium

 

2014

  • Art Elysées, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France
  • Une relecture, Villa Tamaris, La-Seyne-sur-Mer, France

 

2013

  • Art Elysées, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France
  • Inauguration, AD Gallery, Montpellier, France
  • One Page Magazines, Cabinet du livre d'artiste, University Rennes 2, Rennes, France
  • Une génération, The painters of 1970?s in the collection of the Villa Tamaris, La-Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Point rouge, Le Garage Gallery, Orléans, France

 

2012

  • De l'Art contemporain à l'Art urbain, Artfiler Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 20, House of Art, Sallaumines, France

 

2011

  • Hommage à Christian Calligarot, IUFM Confluence(s) Gallery, Lyon, France

 

2010

  • New acquisitions, Colas Foundation, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Remix, Mazel Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • Picasso forever, Laurent Strouk Gallery, Paris, France
  • Jazz in the collections of theVilla Tamaris, La-Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Messac/Morteyrol, Fort Napoléon, La-Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Heart, Laurent Strouk Gallery, Paris, France

 

2007

  • La Figuration Narrative, Hospice Comtesse Museum, Lille, France
  • L'amour de l'Art, Contemporary Art and private collections of South-West, Museum of Fine Arts of Agen, France

 

2005

  • La Figuration narrative dans les collections publiques, 1964-1977, Museum of Fine Arts of Orléans, Museum of Fine Arts of Dôle, France

 

2006

  • Collections of artists, Art Center - Château prieural, Monsempron-Libos, France
  • 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris, France

 

2004

  • La Peau du Chat, hommage to Carlota Charmet, Art Center of Yonne, Tanlay Castel and Artothèque of Caen, Museum of Sainte-Croix Abbey, Les Sables d'Olonne, France

 

2003

  • Creations for the Ballet Théâtre Contemporain, Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy, France

 

2002

  • Art Paris Art Fair, with Art K Thierry Salvador Gallery, Paris, France

 

2000

  • Pleine ligne, Gallery of Centre, Paris, France

 

1999

  • Art Papier, FRAC Alsace, romanesque Abbey of Alspach, France
  • Del porcello e?, Studio d?Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy
  • 30 artistes, Assemblée Nationale, Paris, France

 

public collections

Sport Museum, Paris, France

Sallaumines City, France

Local Fund of Contemporary Art of Paris, France

National Fund of Contemporary Art, France

Regional Fund of Contemporary Art : Pays de la Loire and Alsace

Fine Arts Museum of Mulhouse, France

Carnavalet Museum, Paris, France

Sens Museum


Public orders

 

1988

  • Sculptures? Park of Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire : sculpture in steel and marble of Carrara.

 

1989

  • Place Maurice Quentin, Paris : Pas au-delà de l'horizon, sculpture in steel and marble of Carrara.
  • La Voix du poète brise les théières : vidéo, order of National Found of Contemporary Art (FNAC).

 

1990

  • Park of the Nature of Laval, Québec : sculpture in ferroconcrete.
  • Voce Amara, Dolce Motore : video, order of National Found of Contemporary Art.

 

1992

  • Airport of Carcassonne (store of State) : Éloge, sculpture massif steel.

 

1998

  • Site EDF Cap Ampère in Saint-Denis : Le Dialogue d'Archimède, sculpture in marble of Carrara and Iroko.

 

1998

  • Building RIVP, 44/46 Boulevard de Grenelle, Paris : Vénus Blanche, sculpture in marble of Carrara.

 

1999

  • Changchun, Popular Republic of China : Beyond the Horizon, sculpture in marble and steel.

 

2000

  • École maternelle de la rue de la Villette, Paris : la Petite et la Grande Ourses, sculptures in blue marble.
  • Ville de Montcenis, communauté urbaine du Creusot Montceau : L'astronome, sculpture in marble of Carrara.

 

2001

  • Embassy of France, Beyrouth, Lebanon : Grand Buste, sculpture in marble of Carrara.


Exhibitions

Javier BALMASEDA / Luciano Castelli / Charles CHRISTOPHER HILL / Chu Teh Chun / Alain CLEMENT / Lucien CLERGUE / Joël Ducorroy / Tschang-Yeul KIM / Francis LIMERAT / Robert MAPPLETHORPE / Ivan MESSAC / Evsa MODEL / Gloria Petyarre / Jaume Plensa / Julian Schnabel / Sung-Hy SHIN / Vladimir SKODA / Antoni Tàpies / Joel-Peter WITKIN / A-Sun WU
Ivan MESSAC
Wayne BARKER / Lawrence CARROLL / Alain CLEMENT / Gianni Colosimo / DUBUFFET / Michel DUPORT / Tschang-Yeul KIM / Ivan MESSAC / Bernard Rancillac / Carla TALOPP / Robert WILSON / A-Sun WU