Magali Arbib is a French artist, designer and entreprenuer with her own company called Leçons de Choses. She derives her inspiration from iconic film actors, vintage fabrics, muscle cars, urban culture and advertising. Since she attended school at ESTIENNE she has tried all kinds of outlets for her creativity. When she found one she would always try others, and so on until arriving where she is today. Her desire for change pushed her into antiqueing old newspapers and many other things that would inspire her in her creations. She found inspiration in women artists and all those actresses and actors who advocated independence. These film icons fascinated her and she wanted her painting to bring back their universal appeal. Their beauty and their stories have always inspired Magali and she began a real research work with old photos using completely different materials to compose a variety of images and colors. It was the beginning of an osmosis that made it no longer known whether the subject was a painting or her imagination. Magali has staged exhibits on Steve McQueen James Dean, Mohammed Ali, Jean Seaberg and many others. After several of these exhibitions she better understood her desires and her work and now remains attached to the "urban" and advertising culture, which fascinates her. Architecture, street scenes and the subway give her new sensations and she did a lot of photographs to prepare new works that reflected these themes back in September of 2008. She also I created her new brand Leçons de Choses and does painting work on old American muscle cars
Magali Arbib Exhibitions:
- October 2007: Contemporary Art Market in Bastille
- November 2007: Art Market Chaville
- January 2008: Exhibition at Gallery ART PRESENT in Paris
- February 2008: Les Bains du Marais at the spa in Paris
- March 2008: LINA'S exposure to Bercy and St Denis
- April 2008: Auction at Drouot Montaigne
- May 2008: The Warwick Hotel in Paris
- September 2008: The Terass Hotel in Paris/Montmartre
- September 2008: Gallery Michael Marciano in Paris
- December 2008: Price of General Council of 92
- April 2009: Art Shopping Carousel du Louvre
- 2010 Gallery at Swiss village and Charlot Gallery in Paris
- 2011 Gallery at Swiss village and Gallery Culturkom St. Leu Ladrill
- Creation of my brand Leçons de Choses
Some of her painting exhibitions of inspirational people include one of Martin Luther King. He who dared to dream of a better world, who fought vigorously, but without violence and managed to enable the hope of millions of black men and women in the United States. A Pastor in Montgomery, Alabama, he nevertheless managed to bring together believers and nonbelievers, black and white across the country to fight against injustice created by racial segregation. Leader in this struggle with pacifism, he also continued to campaign against the war in Vietnam but also against poverty. Today, Martin Luther King's hopes he raised against any form of injustice live forever in the hearts of millions of people. He was a model of steadfast exception and the epitome of the brotherhood among all. Magali also did an exhibition of Marilyn Monroe whom she found an inspiration even though she was also a tragic figure with radiant beauty with weak nerves given to dark depressions who died of an overdose of barbiturates. Magali also found the astronauts inspirational. Her son loves this painting, he already knows that it's the man who was on the moon. On 20 July 1969 at 21:17 (French time), the Eagle of the Apollo XI Mission Lunar Module landed on the Moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong announced: "Houston, this is Tranquility Base - The Eagle has landed" and he looks at the moon and at the tip of his finger - it looks serene and calm and this is what inspired her.
To buy her creations here is a list of boutiques worldwide who offer them. The List
Or in English some of her creations are available at www.behance.com
Both artwork and products can be purchased by contacting Magali via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not live near one of the retailers that carry her creations.
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Visit Magali at her website at: lamatrice-magaliarbib.blogspot.fr
See the designs of Magali Arbib at the largest trade show in France at Maison&Objet in Paris from the 24th to the 28th of January 2014. For details about visiting the show click here
The following five images are new products for May of 2014:
World Class Athletes
Women on the Edge
UK Airports Information
South Coast of Turkey
Black Sea Region of Turkey
See the childrens collection and Magali Arbib's artwork exhibitions as well as a list of the boutiques in Europe where her things are offered. Please hop on over and take a look at the full range of her creations at lamatrice-magaliarbib.blogspot.fr.
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