Kevens PREVARIS

Kevens Prévaris (1979)

Kevens Prévaris was born in 1979 in Limbé, in the northern part of Haiti. He is one of the founders of the Loray movement. This cultural movement played an important role in the renewal of the Haitian artistic language in the 2000s and has become an integral part of the dynamism of the new artistic youth in Haiti.
He holds a Master's degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels, option painting. (2011-2014) and an Agrégation en Enseignement Secondaire Supérieure (2014-2015) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels La Cambre in Brussels.
Prévaris' current work reveals a new movement in Haitian painting that reinvents forms and adopts a new style while retaining certain strong cultural references from Haiti. Addressing our sensitive perception, the vibrations communicated by the artist can confuse and divert the eye from the subject.
Omnipresence of colours
If, from the outset, the mastery of colours can strike the viewer's eye, the artist's painting does not give primacy to colours over form, as was the case in Fauvism. His pictorial writing finds its singularity in a pronounced return of yellow, red... These vivid colours bring a lively touch and a whirlwind of energy to bring back from the ashes of the post-earthquake balance sheet this energy, this light specific to Haiti that the youth represented by the latter wants to convey.
Instead of saturating his compositions with colour, he reinvents the way we might look at them. It is a resolutely modern painting with a strong abstract character. His works solicit the complicity of the eye: they invite the public to wander through the signs, and the forms represented translate a palpable emotion.
Building a cultural bridge between Europe and Haiti, the artist proposes a change of perspective to bring a new artistic and visual dimension. The transmission of the symbolic markers of a culture characterizes the work of the artist who reinvents this heritage to bring the actuality and the future of the young Haitian creation.

SELECTED WORK

Paradis P

97 x 130 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2014

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Interrogation

68 x 97 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2014

€ 3.500,00

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Un Petit Regard

97 x 137 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2015

€ 5.000,00

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Visages

62 x 81 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2013

€ 3.000,00

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Lespas

60 x 80 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2013

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Fanm Kouray

79 x 69 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2014

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Sans titre

50 x 40 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2018-2020

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PlanLanmou

50 x 60 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2018

€ 2.500,00

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Sans titre

67 x 51.5 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2014

€ 2.500,00

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Sans titre

74 x 82 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2015

€ 3.000,00

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Sans titre

80 x 100 cm

Acrylic on canvas

2017

€ 4.000,00

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