Season XXVI- Vincent Fournier, Solo Show
Super Specimens: Sensations of the Extraordinary
Spazio Nobile Gallery
Rue Franz Merjay 142, B-1050 Brussels
28.4 – 3.9.2023
Finissage Sunday Brunch on September, 3 – 12-18.00
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After his first solo show Post Natural History at the inauguration of the gallery in 2016, Vincent Fournier returns back to Spazio Nobile with a new personal exhibition Super Specimens: Sensations of the Extraordinary.
Auctus animalis (2022-) which puts into perspective the metamorphoses of living beings and the evolution of species looks at the augmented animal. It is an initiatory fable on the metamorphosis of hybrid species, a poetic questioning on the transformation of the living. At the crossroads of speculative biology and surrealism, Vincent Fournier and Sébastien Gaxie’s project awarded the Swiss Life Award in 2022 is an astonishing futuristic bestiary combining history and anticipation, memory and science fiction. Auctus animalis questions the new possible relations with nature in our world of tomorrow.
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Flora Incognita (2023) presented by Spazio Nobile in “World Première” at PAD Paris gives us a glimpse of the possible and infinite transformations of the plant unfolding with delicacy and majesty. The photographs created by the artist and photographer Vincent Fournier are imaginary projections of it, which he defines as an uchrony, eponymous to the title of his solo exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse in Paris from 11th April to 17th September 2023. They sublimate our own garden of the soul by playing with the folds of anamorphosis. The corolla unfolds like a twirling dress, an intoxication of metamorphosis. Its image becomes its own fiction and plunges the viewer into a swirling dance like a garden of delights, referring to the famous painting of the Flemish Primitive Hieronymus Bosch who, along with other painters of his time, drew the first landscapes of humanity, between belief, reality and utopia. L.C.
Born in 1970 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Vincent Fournier is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, he also studied sociology and cinema at the University of Montpellier. He now lives between Paris and Arles. His works are part of the collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), the LVMH collections and the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. In 2022, he is the winner of the Swiss Life 4 Hands Prize.