Experience “Melodies on Canvas” with 58 new works by Duaiv
Like the bow meeting a cello’s strings, French artist Duaiv creates beautiful art with his palette knives to the canvas.
Experience 58 new works from this international artist during “Melodies on Canvas,” an exhibition held at Park West Gallery from June 4 to July 9 at its Southfield, Michigan location.
It’s not every day one has the chance to meet an internationally-renowned artist, but Park West is pleased to provide that very opportunity. Duaiv will attend an opening reception held June 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery to meet with attendees and discuss his artwork.
“For me, the most important thing is not just to do the painting, it is having the chance to see the collector,” Duaiv says. “With Park West I have this chance.”
This will be Duaiv’s first solo exhibition at Park West Gallery, making it a historic occurrence as well as a prime collecting opportunity.
“Park West Gallery is pleased to offer a collection of 58 masterful paintings by Duaiv, the largest collection of his paintings ever offered to the public,” says Park West Gallery Director David Gorman.
Duaiv paints colorful, bright and cheerful works inspired by his various travels and from growing up in the maritime region of France near Bordeaux. He uses various palette knives and tiny brushes to create impressionistic works inspired by artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Duaiv has traveled the world not only as an accomplished artist, but as a renowned cellist.
“Although both forms of expression are inspirational to one another, rarely does one find a painter that excels in music or a musician that excels in painting,” Gorman says. “Then there is Duaiv – a museum quality painter and concert level cellist.”
Duaiv has received the Commander of the Order of the Star of Europe, European Foundation Prize, from Prince Henrik of Denmark for his contributions to promoting art. In addition to being in exhibitions across the globe, Duaiv’s artwork has been featured in the Cannes Film Festival and on custom vehicles for Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Duaiv had the honor of meeting and speaking with Salvador Dali at the age of 25. The Surrealist encouraged Duaiv to blend his musical and artistic passions, which served as inspiration for Duaiv.
“It was one of the most important parts of my life as an artist,” Duaiv says of meeting Dali. “It was, how you say, a new door.”
Admission to the exhibition and gallery is free of charge. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information and to RSVP for the reception, call 248-354-2343 or email RSVP@parkwestgallery.com.