Adrien Vescovi

Year and place of birth: 1981, Thonon-les-Bains, France Location: Marseille, France
Adrien Vescovi Studio view Les Gets November 2015 HD

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Adrien Vescovi graduated from the École supérieure d’art de l’agglomération d’Annecy. Following a long stay in Paris and prior to settling in Marseille, the artist installed his studio in that of his grandfather in Getz, in the remote and mountainous Haute-Savoie region. Vescovi went on to ground his artistic practice in the place’s unspoilt nature, specific altitude and intense ultraviolet light. Villa is one of the first works to be created in this isolated environment.

In his practice, the artist works with fabrics that have been infused with natural pigments by the elements, or with his own concoctions incorporating herbs, bark, spices and leaves. Analogous to alchemic processes, he sometimes immerses the textiles in baths with different maceration and infusion periods. Even after these long and labour-intensive treatments, the works continue to be at the mercy of their environment, leading to the development of multiple temporal layers. The resulting traces are comparable to a memory that collects and associates different impressions of reality.

Vescoviwork has been exhibited in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Mexico, amongst other places. In 2021, he was nominated for the Fondation Pernod Ricard’s 22nd prize. His work is held in various public collections such as those of the CNAP – Musée d’Arts de Nantes (F), the FRAC PACA (F) – Conseil Général des Côtes d’Armor (F), and the city of Montrouge (F).

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