ALISSA THOR “Si loin, si proche”
ALISSA THOR “Si loin, si proche” 19>30 Juin, 2021 MonteolivetoGallery on line Viewing Room Il sito web personale

This exhibition, curated by MG Paris, precedes the next exhibitions that will be held ‘in presence’ in Paris from October to December 2021. With the aim of highlighting the artistic project of Alissa Thor, her solo exhibition will focus on the theme “So far, so close”, a very impressive feeling people had to face in this long period of confinement.

The artist proposes Si loin, si proche

What makes the encounter? Who is this stranger whose yet totally unknown face is suddenly familiar and intimate to me? I have been working since I paint on what goes to the heart, without reflection and intellectualization, in the human face. On this strangeness that captures us and brings us closer to the other. In painting, on the distortion, the non-realism, which allows us, against the tide, to be emotionally gripped by a portrait. So far, so close.

Clicking through the virtual space, you are introduced in Alissa Thor special universe. Take a virtual walk and have a look at the single paintings. In each painting the focus is always on the “regard”, the eye (s) that often penetrates our souls. Look at the paintings and you will find the importance to get closer. Striking.   out from the whole paintings Alissa Thor always works with oil painting, often on canvas, sometimes on floating canvas. Through the work of Alissa Thor, a return to the figurative takes place, through strong expressionist works created by an artist both painter and poet. In the midst of our world of multiple interchangeable images, Alissa Thor’s oils on canvas question and force us to stop.

It was in oil painting that she found her ideal experimentation ground, made up of encounters. Her paintings aim to bring all your emotions back to you, to shock you, to express yourself. At first glance, they look like portraits, sometimes sketched, sometimes very clear, but the looks, the emotions, a strange softness both hard and tender those are the feelings that succeed in captivating us and getting us out of our comfort zone. It is the whole humanity with “the sweetness of violence” (the artist often quotes Nicola de Stael) which goes straight to the bottom of our heart and captures, in a timeless moment, the disturbing expressiveness of every human being.

To learn more about the artist: Born in Paris in 1974. Self-taught. Lives in Paris and works in Rouen where she has set up her atelier. Studies of Letters and Philosophy. Documentalist at the National Education for 12 years. Since 2012, she has devoted herself exclusively to painting and writing (poetry). First prize of the city of Pollena Trocchia, Cratere Creativo competition curated by Monteoliveto Gallery, Naples, July 2015, on the theme of Anxiety, she participates in 2016 in the 1st edition of the MG MadforNaples Project. Since 2017, represented by the Monteoliveto Gallery with the PANELS series, (exclusivity), an anagram of NAPLES, her city of heart, with her emotional works, she has conquered various French and international audiences. For a long time “intellectual” and taking pleasure in handling abstractions, the radical need to break and confront the material directly, to take life, from the other end …… Painting is her ideal testing ground, to act instinctively… to resume her own breath, her own rhythm, her own body. Expressionism is of course the movement that “speaks” to her the most.

Les mots de l’artiste

Je peins pour que quelque chose se passe. Quelque chose entre nous. Quelque chose d’intime et de sauvage. Oui je peins ni plus ni moins pour que vous et moi ayons le coup de foudre, ce truc fou qui secoue mais qui enchante : c’est cela mes toiles – ne soyez pas surpris de leur dureté – le choc y est au premier chef, mais aussi, regardez ce mouvement …”

« Je peins pour que vous vous arrêtiez, pour aller vers vous, pour que vous vous approchiez, pour vous faire face. Je peins pour que les mots viennent, et la douceur, et la violence, et les corps tout ensemble »

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Alissa THOR La main morte, huile sur toile, 146 x 114 cm, 2020
Alissa THOR

La main mort
2020

huile sur toile,
146 x 114 cm,

Alissa THOR Le Chien battu, technique mixte sur toile, 100 x 81 cm, 2015
Alissa THOR Le pull-over rouge, huile sur toile 61 x 50 cm 2017
Alissa THOR Lunatique, huile sur toile, 24 x 16 cm, 2019
Alissa THOR

Le Chien battu
2015

Mixed media sur toile,
100 x 81 cm,

Alissa THOR

Le pull-over rouge
2017

huile sur toile,
61 x 50 cm,

Alissa THOR

Lunatique
2019

huile sur toile,
24×16 cm,

Alissa THOR Pantalone, huile sur toile 53 x 92 cm, 2016
Le bras gelé, huile sur toile flottante, 60F, 130 x97 cm 2020.jpg
Le carnaval des sentiments
Alissa THOR

Pantalone
2016

huile sur toile,
92×53 cm,

Alissa THOR

Le bras gelé
2020

Oil on floating canavas,
130x97cm,

Alissa THOR

Le carneval des sentiments
2020

huile sur toile,
27x22cm,

Le festin, huile sur toile flottante, 80F, 146 x 114 cm, 2020
Alissa THOR

Le Festin
2020

Oil on floating canavas,
114x146cm,

le pouileux
Noeud, huile sur toile, 97sur80, 2020
open arms
Alissa THOR

Le pouilleux
2018

huile sur toile,
40x40cm,

Alissa THOR

Noeud
2020

huile sur toile,
97x80cm,

Alissa THOR

Open Arms
2020

huile sur toile,
92x73cm,

Rideau !
ALISSA THOR
summertime
Alissa THOR

Rideau
2019

huile sur toile,
27x22cm,
SOLD

Alissa THOR

Summertime
2020

huile sur toile,
55x46cm,

Thor Le Sabbat huile sur toile 40 x 50 cm, 2020

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Alissa Thor

Le Sabbat 
2020

huile sur toile
40 x 50 cm,

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In this beginning of 2021 Monteoliveto Gallery launches a series of new virtual exhibitions to face the problems that the pandemic is giving to the organization of physical exhibitions.
For this program we are associating with the french charity association “2500 voix” that helps in the fight against children cancers. 
That is why you can find in the third room, and this for all the cycle of exhibitions, an artwork made by the artist  Marion Cadet  for the association to support the cause.
This artwork has been created from drawings by children who couldn’t be healed.

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