Rosenbaum Contemporary Presenting Michel Pellus: Up Close in New Gallery

January 31, 2013

Rosenbaum Contemporary is presenting Michel Pellus: Up Close, an exhibition of works by Macro-Realist painter Michel Pellus of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Feb. 7 through March 2. The exhibition will open with an artist reception on Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Rosenbaum Contemporary’s new gallery, 150 Yamato Road, in Boca Raton, Fla. The event is open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP by 5 p.m. on Feb. 4 to Regular exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p. m.

Pellus, who coined the term “Macro Realism” to describe his work, paints hyper-realistic, close-up views of people and objects on oversized canvases, depicting scenes of luxury, high fashion, cinema, mystery and beautiful women. The artist has created new works for the Rosenbaum Contemporary show including Light Steps 2,  a 10-foot close-up of a woman’s legs in a setting with a James Bond feel.  “My work is a visual poem,” Pellus said. “I seek to capture a moment in time—that particular moment. Not a moment sooner, nor the moment after.”
Pellus’ paintings hang in the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal and the Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec and have been on display in the Louvre in Paris, France.

Rosenbaum Contemporay, founded in 1979, is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., with a second gallery inside the St. Regis Bal Harbour hotel in Bal Harbour, Fla. The gallery caters to international collectors interested in investment-quality Postwar, Modern and Contemporary masters and presents nationally recognized museum-level exhibitions throughout the year.