Georges Maman
GEORGES MAMAN

Georges Mamàn was born in Algeria in 1954. He now lives and works in Montreal. At a young age, Mamàn began painting and drawing. Even while completing his medical degree and later specializing in anesthesiology, Mamàn never left painting behind. After taking time off to travel, he came to the realization that art was his true passion and decided to devote himself entirely to painting. By intertwining elements of abstraction and figuration, Mamàn creates what he describes as “city portraits.” “I refer to the space I paint as a city,” explains the artist, “because the term symbolizes unity. I paint portraits of cities, of space, or groupings of people… The city is my chosen context; it is the pretext of my paintings. The human figure appears unexpectedly.” Interestingly, the human shape always appears vertically in Mamàn’s city portraits: “I made the conscious decision of always representing Man in the vertical position to show Him in action, in an urban context.”

Mamàn’s work is part of several public and private collections in France, Belgium, Germany, Canada and the United States.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2007 Galerie Vendôme, Paris, France Troisième rencontre internationale d’Art Contemporain, Espace Artevia,Lorrez-le-Bocage, France
2006 Galerie Cafmeyer Knokke, Heist, Belgium Galerie Intemporelle, Metz, France Galerie Studio 261, Montreal, Canada
2005 GalRi, Montréal, Canada Art Shangai, China Galerie ELV Honfleur, France Galerie des Pyramides Port Marly, France Galerie Intemporelle, Metz, France Galerie Studio 261, Montreal, Canada
2004 Galerie Intemporelle, Metz, France Galerie Racine, Barbizon, France Galerie du Cadre de Vie, Cholet, France Galerie Annie Wable, Lille, France Banque OBC, Paris, France Galerie 21, Tours, France
2004 Galerie RLV Montaigne, Paris, France
2003 Galerie Estela Tarbes, France Galerie Crous Beaux Arts, Paris, France Galerie Annie Wable, Lille, France Banque CCF Alésia, Paris, France Galerie Soto, Brussels, Belgium Galerie du Cadre de Vie, Cholet, France
2002 Ombres et Lumières studio, Paris, France Espace d’Art Marionnaud, Marseille, France Galerie du Cadre de Vie, Cholet, France Galerie RLV, Brussels, Belgium
2001 Galerie Bernanos, Paris, France Galerie du Cadre de Vie, Cholet, France Galerie Annie Wable, Lille, France Ombres et Lumères studio, Paris, France
2000 Espace Vekava, Bordeaux, France Centre culturel Tourlaville, France Galerie Art Actualité, Paris, France
1999 Hotel Sofitel, Versailles, France Galerie Vekava, Paris, France Galerie Christian Mas, St-Barthélemy