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Le Rheu (35), France
David Vall was born in France in 1978. Although interested in graphite pencil drawing, Indian ink painting and Japanese calligraphy from very early on, he turned to scientific studies and became a researcher in behavioural neuroscience. He spent two years in British Columbia and discovered landscapes and lights of a rare emotional intensity that awakened him to the use of colour in his painting.
His sources of inspiration are multiple: an admired work of art, the memory of a contemplated landscape, an emotion or a state of mind that clings to the soul and wishes to take shape. Many of his paintings are also inspired by natural elements.
Marcello Cazzaniga, an art critic and curator comments on David Vall's work:
"We are dealing with works that start from the observation of reality - colours and textures are proof of this - but there seems to be even more: an obvious emotional involvement that transforms into a chaotic element that gives an extra dimension to the compositions. The colours are natural but become material and the contrasts are inevitably accentuated, the textures are those of the bark, water or soil, or even simply the view of a landscape obscured by mist. Despite the particular character of these works, we find a very engaging dynamism both in their compositional development and in the chromatic contrasts, and even when these are absent, textured materials compensate for this lack. David Vall’s landscapes are articulated around the artist’s sensitivity, establishing a privileged relationship between the spectator, the work and the author, in which the existence of an emotional dimension as beautiful as it is exhilarating becomes the reason to give life to the works but also to enjoy them during a moment of relaxed contemplation."
(Translated from Italian)
2019, from October 18th to 28th: International Art Group Exhibition, Creative Paths. Galleria Merlino, Florence, Italie.
2019, from September 29th to October 6th: International Art Group Exhibition, Dreamlike Worlds. Galleria Merlino, Florence, Italie.
2019, from September 24th to 27th: International Art Group Exhibition, ON TOUR CANNES. Galerie Cecchin-Stretti, Cannes, France. Curator: Marina Volpi, ArtExpertise.
2019, from May 14th to June 14th: Art Group Exhibition. Le Diapason, Rennes, France.
2019, from April 21st to 27th: International Art Group Exhibition, ON TOUR LONDON. Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, London, UK. Curator: Marina Volpi, ArtExpertise.
2019, from January 12th to 23rd: International Art Group Exhibition, XX Salón Internacional. ESART Galeria, Barcelona, Espana. Curator: Jordi Jové.
2019 (forthcoming): Group Exhibition at the occasion of the premiere season of a French TV/streaming series, Paris, France.
2018, from October 27th to November 10th: International Art Group Exhibition Lo Strumento dell'Arte, Ottovolarte Art Lab, Florence, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus by Marcello Cazzaniga.
2018, from July 14th to 29th: International Art Group Exhibition Iperuranio at the former Church San Nicolao, Bellano, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus by Marcello Cazzaniga.
2018: Partnership with SINIG PICO/Editeur for the shooting of a French TV/streaming series. Introduction of two artworks (Limbo, Aquamarine Veil) in the series’ narration.
2018, from March 3rd to April 28th: Solo Exhibition at "Le Clos d'Orrière", Vern-sur-Seiche, France.
2017, from June 15th to August 1st: Solo Exhibition in Le Rheu, Place de l'Eglise, France.