Evelyne Huet: Dear Humans at Atlantic Gallery, New York, March 12 – 30, 2019

“‘Dear Humans’ is a new solo exhibition by French artist Evelyne Huet. The 21 digital paintings in ‘Dear Humans’ explore the complexity of human emotions, imagining both their genesis and their evolution. Painting on a screen using her fingertips, Huet simplifies the lines and shapes of bodies, often just the face, to the extreme, searching to discover feelings such as happiness, fear, and pain, as well as more universal expressions of religions, myths, and history. Through layers of color, she builds complex images that reflect the multitude of experiences which encompass the universal human condition. 

Huet’s training as a mathematician informs her creative practice. “I chose to study this discipline for its infinitely dreamlike dimension”, she explains. Her expertise emerges in her study of the human form, which she reduces to its most basic elements. This is mirrored in the refined palette, which is simplified to minimal colors so as to allow her to focus on the expression of emotion.” — Atlantic Gallery

Envious Thoughts, 2015, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Urban Violence, 2016, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Fly Me Away, 2016, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

The Jaguar’s Dream, 2017, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

The Gulag Archipelago, 2017, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Worried Thoughts, 2018, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

The Civil Rights (2), 2018, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

How Will Tomorrow Be, 2018, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

In Their Forests The Trees Were Dancing, 2018, digital print, Diasec plexi/plexi, edition 1/3, 47″ x 33″

Images courtesy Atlantic Gallery.