Open: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-7pm

10 rue Charlot, 75003, Paris, France
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-7pm


Visit    

Fabrice Gygi: Quelques nouvelles...

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Sat 3 Feb 2024 to Sat 16 Mar 2024

10 rue Charlot, 75003 Fabrice Gygi: Quelques nouvelles...

Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-7pm

Artist: Fabrice Gygi

Artworks

Fabrice Gygi

Oil on canvas

662 × 170 cm

Fabrice Gygi

Oil on canvas

160 × 200 cm

Fabrice Gygi

Oil on canvas

160 × 200 cm

Fabrice Gygi

Oil on canvas

160 × 200 cm

Fabrice Gygi

Wood, ink

68 × 95 × 16 cm

Installation Views

Some news...

Some news of states, of moments.

A state in good condition,
a bad condition at the right moment,
a bad moment for a good state.
The states; from rupture to rupture make their way and the mind looks for a coherent line, a reassuring line, a handrail, a guardrail.

Some news...

Some news of water.

Of water turned into snow,
of snow turned into ice,
a popsicle turned into watercolors.
Of straight, thick lines that intersect.
I don’t like cages, even less grids and crosses, and I still negotiate curves just as badly, at an angle of ninety degrees, always appreciated and oblique.

Some news...

Some news of fat.

Of teeth marks in a stick of butter,
of grease on the telephone mirror,
a blade in the fat which does not want to cross swords, like the blades under a skier’s feet, I paint like him, engraving the surface, and crossing his lines against those of the other.

Some news...

Some news of yellow.

The yellow of the one who grows, marked with the iron seals of the motto “Lux”.
A light that superimposes itself without adhering to the Teflon of a day that keeps repeating itself.

Fabrice Gygi/Darse, January 26, 2024

Born in 1965, Geneva, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.

Trained in etching at the Centre genevois de gravure contemporaine and then at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Geneva, he began a major production of engravings and linocuts. From the 90s, gradually evolving from a discourse linked to the intimate sphere to a discourse involving society as a whole, he developed an ensemble of installations and sculptures confronting individuals with their role as citizens, constrained between protection and control. Throughout his career, Fabrice Gygi has sporadically used performance as a perpetual exploration of the limits of his body. Borrowing from a minimalist formal vocabulary, he draws inspiration from urban infrastructures as well as everyday and nomadic objects, which he diverts from their primary functions thus manifesting ambiguity as a source of tension.

From the early 2010s, Fabrice Gygi initiates a rupture in his work by abandoning the creation of installations. Though the production of jewelry, then of sculptures and bas- reliefs with geometrical elementary forms, he focuses on the search for abstract and pure lines. At the same time, he began to work on large format watercolors. With a perfectly geometric composition, these watercolors on paper offer a limited chromatic range and once again reveal a tension between the material, its control and rigor of its use. Fabrice Gygi explores the technique of oil painting, freeing himself from the perfect geometry of his watercolors while still weaving lines in an abstract mesh of bright colors.

In September 2021, Gygi is awarded the Prix de la Société des Arts de Genève / Visual Arts / 7th edition, on the occasion of his solo exhibition.

Major institutional exhibitions by Fabrice Gygi include: MAMCO, Geneva (2021, 2015, 2004); Centre d'art contemporain Les Eglises, Chelles (2013); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2013); Instituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome (2010); Magasin 3, Stockholm (2006); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2005); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2005); Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson (2001).

His work was placed in the center of group shows in several international institutions such as the Kunstmusem Olten, Olten (2018); Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris (2017); Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich (2015); Swiss Institute, New York (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (2007); Migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2007); Museum Ludwig, Köln (2005); Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid (2003); 25th Biennial of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (2003); Villa Medici, Rome (2002); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2000); MoMA PS1, New York (1998); Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (1996).

In 2009, he was invited to represent Switzerland at the 53rd International Art Biennial in Venice. He also took part in the São Paulo Biennial in 2002.

Fabrice Gygi’s works were acquired by numerous collections including the MAMCO, Geneva; Mudac, Lausanne; Migros Museum, Zürich; M KHA, Antwerp; Magasin 3, Stockholm; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; FRAC Ile de France — Le Plateau, Paris; FRAC Normandie — Rouen and the Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris.

Fabrice Gygi, Quelques nouvelles..., exhibition view, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (2024). Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel. Photo: Martin Argyroglo

By using GalleriesNow.net you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Close