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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #7 (No big deal #7), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

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production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #1 (No big deal #1), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #7 (No big deal #7), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #6 (No big deal #6), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #8 (No big deal #8), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #9 (No big deal #9), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, exhibition view  C’est pas graveLa Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

photo: Benoît Mauras

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #4 (No big deal #4), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #12 (No big deal #12), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Vincent Gicquel, C’est pas grave #12 (No big deal #12), watercolor on paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2018

production: La Criée centre for contemporary art, Rennes

courtesy the artist and Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris

photo: Rebecca Fanuele

Exhibition

C’est pas grave

(No big deal)

Vincent Gicquel


La Criée centre for contemporary art is welcoming Vincent Gicquel for his first solo exhibition in an art centre. To mark the occasion the artist will be premiering a new series of large watercolours.
C’est pas grave (No big deal) is produced by La Criée centre for contemporary art in parallel with the Pinault Collection in Rennes exhibition Debout ! (Stand Up!) featuring new paintings by Vincent Gicquel.

Vincent Gicquel is fond of saying paint flows in his veins, but drawing has a visceral hold on him as well. For this tireless worker drawing, most often in the form of watercolour, can serve as a preliminary study, a quick release for the setbacks and impasses painting sometimes leads him to, a moment of inspiration urgently thrown down on paper, or a long-simmering problem abruptly clobbered.

In his series of large watercolours for La Criée, Gicquel reprises and elaborates on his favourite subjects – his painterly and humanistic concerns: the place of the decorative motif in painting; the place of the figure in composition; and the place – tragicomic, miserable and risible but also and thereby exhilarating – of human beings in society and the world: Ecce Homo.

Paralleling his painting and taking it further, Gicquel’s watercolours convey, in its starkest, most concentrated form, all the urgency of the commitment to life and art of this hypersensitive yet amused observer of the human comedy.



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Meeting

Vincent Gicquel

Saturday 23 June 2018, 3 pm

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Produced works

Vincent Gicquel

  • C’est pas grave, 2018