Welcome to the opening
Season XXVI- Vincent Fournier, Solo Show
Super Specimens: Sensations of the Extraordinary
Spazio Nobile Gallery
Rue Franz Merjay 142, B-1050 Brussels
Vernissage: Thursday 27th April 2023, 18-21.00
In the presence of the artist
Sunday Brunch on 30th April, 12-18.00
New set up at Spazio Nobile Studiolo across the street of the main gallery
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Preview Catalogue on request
Vincent Fournier, Morphologia Hortensia (Hydrangea fluidum) – Plant modelled by the invisible forces of the island Auctus animalis, 2022, ink jet on Hahnemühle Baryta 315g, 90 x 68 cm, framed in American oak box, museum glass and brass plate, ed. 3/10 + 2 AP
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.
More on the Swiss Life Award
Vincent Fournier, Strelitzia incognita, 2023, inkjet print on HR Ilfoflex prestige paper, framed in American oak box, museum glass and brass plate, 90 x 65 cm, ed. 1/10 + 2AP
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 École 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.
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Vincent Fournier, Scarabee Brownleerite (Scarabaeus brownleeite) – Source of cosmic energy, 2022, ink jet on Hahnemühle Baryta 315g, framed in American oak box, museum glass and brass plate, 40 x 60 cm, ed. 3/10 + 2AP
Museum Exhibition, Uchronie
Vincent Fournier, Solo Show
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
Hôtel de Mongelas, 62, rue des Archives, F- 75003 Paris
11.4 – 17.9.2023
See you tomorrow on 27th April, 18-21.00
or at our Sunday Brunch on 30th April, 12-18.00
Vincent Fournier, Manta Furtive (Manyta birostris), Creates acoustic lures, 2022, ink jet on Hahnemühle Baryta 315g, 80 x 140 cm, framed in American oak box, museum glass and brass plate, ed.4/10 +2 AP
Vincent Fournier, Oiseau Intempestaire (Coracias Tempestari), Controls the celestial elements through the use of music, 2022, ink jet on Hahnemühle Baryta 315g, 75 x 53 cm, framed in American oak box, museum glass and brass plate, ed. 2/10 + 2 AP