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Thomas Fougeirol, ‘OP'S’

PHOTOGRAPHY /

© The Artist &
Praz-Delavallade, Paris

Installation views &
selected works,
Rebecca Fanuele

Portrait,
© Thomas Fougeirol

Excerpts,
Valérie Da Costa

CREDITS /

March 7, 2016

2-TIMES · Art
Thomas Fougeirol 
@ Praz–Delavallade


The exhibition: 
Presents the
artist's latest
series of works,
positioned in-part 
within a contrasting
tie–dye backdrop 
– summarizing his
'experimental' 
practice to date
and taking it in
a new direction. 

Keywords: 
Relegation,
disorder,
horizontality
and base
materialism.

Process: 
After creating
imprinting
gestures that
also remove
and tear away
material, Fougeirol 
replaces what has
been removed
with a surplus of
new materials 
made up of waste
or things lying
around in his studio
(downgraded
materials 
including: bark,
dust, cut-out
pieces of canvas,
bits of glass, and
fragments of
colored paper) – 
held captive
within a dense
layer of paint.

"What is the
most surprising in
this new series is
the dialectic
between what is
tactile and what
is visible, which
establishes an
extraordinary
narrow gap
between the two.

"This perceptive
duality surprises,
rather like a
mental trompe l’oeil
it reminds us that:
the essence of
painting does not
only lie in pleasing
the eye, but also
in deceiving it.
"

On view at: 
Praz–Delavallade 
— 
5 Rue des Haudriettes,
75003 Paris, France.

Closes: 
March 26, 2016.