Boite Noire Gallery is pleased to present MythoErotics, an exhibition by Diane and Theodore, who explore the multiple forms of relationship between two beings, through the prisms of erotism and mythology.
As the artists come together to create, they experience conflicting feelings: freedom and entrapment, quest and surrender, hunting and hunted. Ultimately the goal of their creative process is to examine the superficiality of sexual tension, and to explore the profound depth of Greek and Mesopotamian myths reflected in one’s own private or universal mythology.
MythoErotics is a monumental site-specific black and white fresco that illustrates a mythical storytelling of the volatile yet immortal power of love. This is the first time that the artists have worked together and it will be the first time that they are exhibiting in the United States.
Exhibition through March 3rd, 2017
Diane is a French graphic designer and art director. After studying modern literature, she studied graphic design and art history at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She then graduated with a Master’s degree in Communications at Sciences Po, Paris. Over the past ten years, she has worked for prestigious design and advertising agencies in Europe. She has specialized in the identity of luxury brands including Hermès, Ruinart, Azzedine Alaïa, Dior, and L’Oréal. Diane has worked in various creative fields, from print and web design, to scenography and illustration, as well as photography and writing. Diane lives and works in Paris.
Theodore was born in Boston to Greek parents, both biologists. He moved to Paris at an early age and grew up between France, Greece and England. He studied piano before obtaining law degree at Sorbonne University, while concurrently studying sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. Theodore is known for his prolific ink drawings and wooden figures and has managed to constantly reinvent his work, as is seen by the multifaceted layers and depth of his artistic expression: video art, installations, objects, street art, political and poetic posters. Theodore is currently based in Paris.