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SAINT GERVAIS (30), France
For Philippe Mougin, it all started when he heard Mr. Benoît, his teacher, "a guy from Marseille", tell him "Here, in this establishment, you can" do everything "!" He was then 16 years old and his eyes, that day, opened wide, wide open: "All these machines, these tools, in these workshops where the bittersweet vapors of metal floated, it was madness! Even that I was dizzy ... "
After his CAP, he continued, with the same desire to play with fire, to assemble metal parts together by means of fusion. In this almost "alchemical" process which causes one thing to transform into another, these shapes in her head have gradually become cupboards, loveseats, stools, tables, sofas ....
And then again after? Quite simply, encounters and chances. Avignon first, "the theater city", with, in summer, these writers, actors, directors, sound engineers, and other creators ... and the discovery of the things of the spirit that accompanies it. He became a set designer for the show for 16 years. Then, once again, opening his eyes wide, he slips, slowly, from the utilitarian object to the sculpture to abandon himself to it today, completely. The memory of a visit to this Savoyard sculptor whose delicate works still make him dream today, was undoubtedly not for nothing in this process of transformation ...
CAP boiler making
Exhibition J'envie l'Art from January 8th to 27th, Cloître St-Louis, Avignon (84)
Salon International de l'Art - SIAC de Marseille From March 13 to 16, Parc Chanot, Marseille (13)
Antiques Art and You From 10 to 13 April, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (84)
Exhibition at the Polo Club of St-Tropez June 27, Polo Club, 1999 rte du Bourrian, Gassin (83)
Exhibition at La Tour de Guet de Tresques From June 28 to July 21 - opening on July 5 - Tresques (30)
Antiques Art and You From August 15th to 18th, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (84)
SM'ART, 14th Contemporary Art Show From May 16th to 20th, Parc Jourdan, Aix-en-Provence (13)
Exhibition at La Moba, Bagnols-sur-Cèze From April 18 to 20, 400 av Roquette, Bagnols-sur-Cèze (30) EXHIBITIONS
Galerie Le Miroir du Temps From August 13 to September 13, 5 place de la source, Vichy (03)
Académie des Arts From 1 to 30 June, 4 rue des escalier Ste-Anne, Avignon (84)
SM'ART, 13th Contemporary Art Show From May 17th to 22nd, Parc Jourdan, Aix-en-Provence (13)
Castelsarasin (82) November 9 to 18
Hotel NOVOTEL, Avignon From November 9 to December 9, 20 boulevard Saint-Roch, Avignon (84)