David Caille at Treize

Artist: David Caille

Exhibition title: Open Studio 2011-2014

Organized by: Mathis Collins and Gallien Déjean

Venue: Treize, Paris, France

Date: June 8 – July 8, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Treize, Paris

Note: List of works can be found here

In the course of his travels (Düsseldorf, Berlin, Brussels, California and Iran) and encounters, David Caille (1986-2014) developed a pictorial language that was all his own, a mix of decorative and figurative elements, inspired as much by the history of modern art as by looking at Islamic art, as well as the contemporary systems of production and circulation of images and signs.

Strongly supported by a community of artists, during his life-time, David Caille was virtually invisible as concerns the institutions. His work has remained largely a private affair, with the exception of two paintings that were shown in 2014, soon after his death, as part of the exhibition FOREVER YOUNG curated by Marie de Gaulejac in Brussels.

In June 2017, with the collaboration of those who were close to him, Treize is organising the first retrospective of the work of David Caille. Taking as its starting point the idea of an exhibition the artist wanted to organise in his studio, Open Studio 2011-2014 will also see the publication of his first one-man catalogue, conceived in partnership with Bureau Roman Seban.