Michel Verjux: Lighting light well

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Michel Verjux: Lighting light well
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‘To put light on something and only on that, is already to exhibit.’ Michel Verjux, 2009

Laure Genillard presents a solo show by Paris-based artist Michel Verjux (Chalon-sur-Saône, 1956).

Michel Verjux, Poursuite au mur, entière et frontale (source au plafond), 2019. Éclairage: profile projector and transformer. Dimensions variable

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Michel Verjux, Mini-découpe en angle, mi-rasante mi-frontale, 2019. Éclairage: profile projector and transformer. Dimensions variable

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Michel Verjux, Découpe en angle, mi-rasante mi-frontale (source au sol), 2019. Éclairage: videoprojector.  Dimensions variable

Since 1983 he has used light as the primary medium of his oeuvre, employing theatre spotlights and projectors to construct seemingly physical yet impalpable environments. Through multiple profiles, cuts and fragments, his circular and truncated free forms are not just reflected light, but shadows and halos adapted to a given space and related to a specific moment in time. The ‘éclairages’ are pointed, framed and focused to create interruptions and interactions with different elements, revealing volumes and planes of the surrounding space. The plasticity of Verjux’s habitats, created through the pondered juxtaposition of extremes, is a negotiation of positive and negative, full and vacant, the lighted and the dark.

Museum exhibitions include; ‘collectionner, le désir inachevé’ musée des beaux-arts, Angers 2018. ‘lichtkunstfestival aufstiege’, kunsthalle göppingen 2016.‘ANSCHAULICHKEIT’ Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2015. ‘Lumineux, Dynamique, Espace et vision dans l’art de nos jours à 1913’ Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris 2013. ‘Breathe, Walk, Look’ Dallas Contemporary Art Center, 2011. ‘Le mur, l’espace, l’architecte’ Museum Fernand Léger, Biot, 2010. ‘Sous le plafond (sur le sol, exactement)’ Villa Arson, Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice, 2010. ‘FUTURfestARTEdiLUCE. Luci dal Futuro. La Notte del centenario’ Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Milan, 2009.

Gallery exhibitions include; ‘Une question de temps: Takesada Matsutani, Jaromir Novotny, Michel Verjux’ Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris 2018. ‘the philosophical eye’ a arte invernizzi, Milan 2018. ‘sélection’ galerie art & essai, université rennes 2017, ‘Michel Verjux. Staccato stabile’ Galerie A arte Invernizzi, Milan 2016. ‘Formes du silence: Geneviève Asse Jaromír Novotný Friederike von Rauch Michel Verjux’ Le Couvent de la Tourette, l’Arbresle 2016.‘David Tremlett/Michel Verjux’ Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris 2013. ‘Deux fois deux’ duo show with Cécile Bart, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva 2011. ‘Respiration’ galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, 2011. ‘Poursuite à la façade’ galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 2010.

Courtesy of the artist and Laure Genillard Gallery, London

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