Original drawings and graphic compositions from different periods of his fruitful path, revealing the artist’s multiple facets.
For over thirty years, Philippe Favier has enjoyed an important position in the world of art. Rejecting trends, and distancing himself from the familiar, beaten track, he has continued to create a unique, oftentimes dreamlike universe, punctuated by a multitude of humorous or indeed, nostalgic quotations.
The diversity of Philippe Favier’s visual creations, and the multiplicity of the materials used, tend to make his practice one of the most original of our time.
Since 2006, Bernard Chauveau Éditeur and Le Néant Éditeur have been working alongside the artist, producing numerous original creations, the most spectacular being a book/object of over two metres long, with just eight copies published, each having been subsequently modified and enhanced by the artist. This collaboration has since been followed by numerous other productions, each an illustration of the artist’s creative genius: modified photographs, nautical maps transformed into a chimerical landscape…
On the occasion of Drawing Now 2015, the artist Philippe Favier will be exhibited as part of the Solo Show. A rigorous selection made with the artist results in an exhibition showing an ensemble of original drawings and graphic compositions from various periods of his prolific career, thereby revealing the many facets of an artist who defies categorization. Whether he plays with words or signs, with silence or deep blackness, each work invites the viewer to come closer, in an attempt to decipher his riddles that seemingly enjoy undoing the divisions between the written word and the image. Philippe Favier’s work must be looked at, rather than simply seen.
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