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PARIS (75), France
"To create is to give order to chaos in an excess of beauty in order to better reveal the truth of the world"
Engaged until 1987 in pure abstraction, Vincent Verdeguer's work was first of all a plastic introspection of the canvas on the surface and in depth by means of multiple supports - canvas, metal, wood, waxed paper, oil, vinyl ... .
The exhibition at the Toulon museum in 1988: "the body, the galley: black and white and the photographic", becomes the real starting point of the plastic work of Vincent Verdeguer.
He accumulates clichés during stays and travels, thus creating a "reserve" of motifs, awaiting assembly, resonance. The latter, he calls it "graft", born from the meeting between mixed, crushed, disorganized materials which are diverted from their original nature and thus creating a hybridization between photo and painting.
Photography is what the body is to the soul, a visible or invisible creative clutch. It is also a means of distancing, giving meaning, which allows the return to the subject, while the energy attacks the pictorial paste and reintroduces the lost material of the photo.
Vincent Verdeguer is an alchemist. His work is alive, organic. The rough, archaic textured paper refers to the body, the skin, the incarnation.
At the borders of materials, he creates a space between reality and imagination, which he calls "the Between World", whose aura comes to challenge the viewer.
Trained at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, atelier Mathey, he is an agrégé d'arts plastiques de l'Université Paris I Panthéon - Sorbonne.
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