Vincent Descotils

Vincent Descotils

COMBS LA VILLE (77), France
6 works

Vincent Descotils' photography may be a matter of belief, within a game of discoveries and leaks. We immerse ourselves in it like blind people groping around in shapes and textures, which have become new. As an extension of his work in drawing and scenography, Vincent Descotils never ceases to define, to model with the determination of a goldsmith, his photographic universe by bringing him closer to the memories of childhood with what memories have of trouble and indistinctness, with what childhood has of poetics, dreamlike, happy or anxious. It is finally a question of talking about the first look. Anti-nostalgic since nothing is fixed. Made of an original black and white, a chiaroscuro with details calling for exploration. This look is irresistible to us because it speaks directly to our unconscious. Our impressions become confused and need to be redefined... Vincent Descotils crushes, violently, kneads and caresses his images halfway through their sleep. Its texture effects are then a skin, sometimes rough, sometimes soft, the surface and sap of a body (in one gesture) that is articulated according to the meanders of our memories. The disorder is indeed all the material of his photographs, as much in his subjects, the elaboration of impalpable, meditative, nostalgic, but always poetic and mysterious visions, as in their treatment. "Being a photographer is the way I have chosen to share my vision of the world and it is also the way for me to know what I see."

1989: DSAA Fashion and Environment School E.S.A.A.A Duperré, Paris

1987: BTS Visual Communications School E.S.A.A. Duperré, Paris

1985: BT Maquettiste option Graphic Arts L.T Auguste Renoir, Paris

GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2020: Expo Scène Nationale de Sénart Expo Galerie Courcelles Paris

2019 : Art up! 2019, Melting art galleryn, Lille / Expo Natures Humaines, Galerie Courcelles, Paris / MIA Milan, galerie Courcelles, Paris / "Animalis descoiderio" Expo duo with Laurent Descotils, Hotel Dieu Brie comte Robert / Expo Melting art gallery, CIAC de Bourbourg / Expo galerie Courcelles, Paris / Expo FotoArtFestival, Bielsko-Biala Pologne / Expo Duo Galerie Cyril Guernieri, Paris

2018: MIA Milan, galerie Courcelles Paris / Collective exhibition, galerie Courcelles, Paris / Expo duo with Sémine Yang, galerie André & Léon, Poitier / YIA Paris, galerie Courcelles, Paris / Paris fotofever 2018, Carrousel du Louvre, galerie Courcelles, Paris / Open doors artists' studios Brunoy / Luxembourg art fair 2018, galerie Melting art gallery, Lille

2017: Paris fotofever 2017, Carrousel du Louvre, galerie Courcelles, Paris / 8 photographers to fall in love with, galerie Courcelles, Paris / "Ailleurs, dans son corps où la nuit peut tenir", galerie Hors Champs, Paris / Open doors, Artists' studios, Brunoy / Challenge Egregore, Galerie Egregore, Marmande / Salon Art Karlsruhe, galerie GNG, Paris / Foire St' art Strasbourg, galerie GNG, Paris

2016: Transphotographic of Lille, Melting Art Gallery, Lille / "A moment of silence", kajaste gallery, Helsinki, Finland / Clair obscur, Melting art gallery, Lille / Migre, Maison des cultures et des arts, Lieusaint

2015: "So let's retread memory lane", Villa de Olmen Wieze, Belgium / Atelier 11, Montredon-Labessonnié / "Les Métamorphoses - un sommeil souterrain", Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris / Open house 2015 artists' studios, Brunoy / Art'ifice, centre Jean Hardouin, Montgeron / "Femme sens dessus dessous!", Maison de la Photo, Melting art gallery, Lille

2014: Chapel of the Observance in Contemporary Summer, Draguignan / Expo duet with Charlotte Herben "Racine carré", Ecomusée, Savigny le temple / "Croisements/Kohtaamisia", Kajaste Oulu Gallery, Finland / UMAM Biennale, Château Musée Grimaldi, Cagnes sur Mer / "De Profundis", Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris

2013: "Vincent Descotils", Galerie GNG, Paris / "Corpus", Mois de la photo off, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris

2012: "Pull the peg, the bobinette will be expensive", Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris / "Murmures", Maisons des cultures et des arts, Lieusaint / "Relics", Galerie K-R Rome, Italy

2011: "Relixx", Galerie K-R, Rome, Italy / "In his hand where everything can hold", Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris / "Migre", Galerie Angle de vues, Boulogne-Billancourt

2010: "Diaphane Beings" Month of the off-photo, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris / "Migre" Month of the off-photo, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris

2007: "Migre", Hotel-Dieu Brie-Comte-Robert

2002: "Les belles et les bêtes", Château de La Fresnaye, Combs la Ville

2001: "On uneven ground", Hôtel-Dieu Brie-Comte-Robert

1997: "Garder les crows", Le Tunnel, Paris

1996:"L'Orée du bois", L'Oreille Cassée, Paris

1994: "Ça des photos?...", Galerie Noc noc nuc, Paris / "Fragments", Le Hall Moissy-Cramayel / "Are you bitter Mr Fernet?", Centre culturel La Fontaine Brie-Comte-Robert

Vincent Descotils's artwork

Animalis desiderio 20
Animalis desiderio 20
$552
Digital photography (9 x 9 in)
Animalis desiderio 6
Animalis desiderio 6
$552
Digital photography (9 x 9 in)
Animalis desiderio 14
Animalis desiderio 14
$552
Digital photography (9 x 9 in)
Animalis desiderio 21
Animalis desiderio 21
$552
Digital photography (9 x 9 in)
Animalis desiderio 19
Animalis desiderio 19
$552
Digital photography (9 x 9 in)
Animalis desiderio
Animalis desiderio
$552
Digital photography (9 x 9 in)

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