Points of view | Ugo Arsac, Yann Bagot, Bastien Faudon and Emmanuel Henninger

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From January 28th
to March 19th 2022

Opening

Friday 28th January – 06.00 p.m.

How would we look at the Sainte-Victoire mountain if Cézanne didn’t paint it? Or rather if he never would had invented the landscape?

Since many centuries, artists forges our sight and still are the witnesses today of the importance of this genre in the perception of our environment. The four artists showed at the Robet Dantec Gallery in the exhibition « Points of View » comes confirm this idea. Four aesthetics « Points of view » to discover in Belfort from the 28th.

 

Ugo Arsac

Lives and works in Marseille, Ugo Arsac is graduated from the Fine-Arts in Paris and the Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He studied for a year at the University of the Arts in Taiwan and finished his training at Le Fresnoy, the national studio of contemporary arts in 2020.

Through the time, the vision of the landscape has greatly evolved, particularly with regard to new digital technologies and it is through the virtual reality drawing “In Urbe” that Ugo Arsac gives us a concrete example. The work, co-produced by Le Fresnoy, national studio of contemporary arts, is indeed a 3D drawing of the underground of Paris. An underground landscape, hidden, with its “valleys”, its “hills”, its “caves”. A body teeming with life with its own organs that are just waiting for the spectators to explore them.

 

Yann Bagot

Living near Fontainebleau, Yann Bagot is graduated in 2008 from the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs »  in Paris.

Creating in the landscape is the credo of the artist Yann Bagot. Whether he is drawing with Indian ink the forest of Hartmannswillerkopf, in the Haut-Rhin, or the rocks of the Côte de Granit Rose in the Côte d’Armor, his large sheets of paper keep the trace of the elements, such as rain or sea salt, as if the landscape literally invited itself on the paper. He is like an explorer, constantly seeking to “be one with the place”, and to live the “intensity of the moment”.

 

Bastien Faudon

Lives and works in Provence, Bastien Faudon is graduated from the Ecole supérieure d’Art d’Avignon in 2017.

“Bastien Faudon maintains a singular and multiple relationship with drawing, which he uses as his preferred medium. Drawings of scientific researchers, preparatory drawings, cartographies intended for travel or exploration take part in devices that question the very nature of documents and the status of drawing in the exhibition space […]. Inspired by the construction of animal documentaries that he hijacks, he makes science and art coexist in order to question the relationship we have with the environment, constantly moving from the infinitely large to the infinitely small and thus questioning the place of man (and humankind) and his representation.”

                                                                – Stéphane Ibars

 

Emmanuel Henninger

Emmanuel Henninger lives and works in Mulhouse, France. He is graduated in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of Strasbourg and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Law and Social Sciences at the University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse from which he graduated in 2007.

For Emmanuel Henninger, drawing the landscape is a form of commitment. He will present a large polyptych: the landscape of an open-cast coal mine located in Germany from which he has removed the elements built by man. An undressed landscape in short, nude, with open scars.

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