From Paris to NouméaBorn on May 5th, 1950 in Neuilly-Plaisance (93), Michel MOULIMOIS studied at the Grenelle University of Plastic Arts in Paris (15th arrondissement). In 1973 Michel arrived for the first time in New Caledonia by a passenger ship. There he held his first exhibitions in 1976. In 1979, he finally settled in permanently in New Caledonia with his wife. The same year, he exhibited at the Morin Gallery on the quays of Nouméa.
Paintings on display...Since then Michel MOULIMOIS has participated in numerous collective exhibitions (Noumea in 1994, at the Alliance Française of Sydney in 1997, at the Gauguin Museum in Tahiti in 2000, at the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre during the 2002 Biennial Exhibition... etc.) as well as in various fairs: Indépendants in 1990, 1991, Automne in 1992 in Paris as well as at the Salon de l'île de France in Bourg La Reine (92340) in 1992 and 1993.. We can find Michel MOULIMOIS's solo exhibitions in France and abroad: Tokyo in 1992 (Yoshi Gallery, Ginza Spring), Paris in 1994 (Pons Deborde Gallery), 2007 (Etienne de Causan Gallery), Washington D.C. in 2006 (Alex Galleries) and regularly in Noumea (2009, 2011... Arte Bello Gallery). During his career he has received numerous prizes and awards (member of the Salon d'Automne in 1992, silver medal from the Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine at the Salon de l'Ile de France in 1993, prize from the city of Nouméa in 1994...). Many of his works can be seen in state collections (City of Nouméa, Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine, Jean Marie Tjibaou cultural centre in Nouméa...)
An expressive Palette…Michel MOULIMOIS's style has evolved over time... At the beginning, his painting dealt mainly with landscapes and portraits linked to the original atmospheres of New Caledonia in a realistic and playful style. Later his work became more onirical or dreamlike. Today Michel's pictorial approach addresses a universe that is poetic. His current project describes the emotional charge linked to the Pacific
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