“As a contemporary artist, why wouldn’t I listen to contemporary music?”

Alain Séchas is a major artist on the international scene. He used drawing to give a public and direct aspect to his art, which often took the form of sculptures, sometimes animated by music, lights or spectacular mechanisms.
By seeking to make the spectator react, he questions the role of art and the way in which it can take place in life.
In his drawings as in his sculptures of the 1990s, Alain Séchas repeatedly involves anthropomorphic figures: cats are the best known, but there are also Martians, octopuses, ghosts. These characters play grotesque scenes deploying a rather dark idea of ​​the world with a biting humour, he then draws up a panorama of our fears and our frustrations.
In recent years, he has made paintings where colors and gestures play new roles. The painting/drawing duality created a new working space for the artist, which he presented regularly, both in his galleries and in art centers or museums.
Alain Séchas is represented by Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris) and Galerie Baronian (Brussels).


Presentation of “Hugh, guitarist cat**,** 1997” in the exhibition Musicanimal The great sound bestiary at the Philharmonie de Paris until January 29, 2023.

Exposure : ” It’s broken, don’t touch it » currently at Arsenal in Soissons
Next exhibition: “Alain Séchas” at Galerie Laurent Godin 75013 Paris from October 17, 2022

Musical Programming

Antonio Soler : sonata for harpsichord No. 15 in D minor
Scott Ross, harpsichord

John Sibelius: Andante festivo
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, director

Gyorgy Ligeti: Sonata for viola : 1. Hora lunga
Geneviève Strosser, viola

Richard Strauss: The Rosenkavalier : “Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren”
Christa Ludwig,
Teresa Stich-Randall,
Philharmonic Orchestra,
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Whale songs: Excerpt from the exhibition Musicanimal The great sound bestiary at the Philharmonie de Paris

Gabriel Fauré : The craddles
Yves Montand

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