Adrien Vescovi

Soleil Blanc

Exhibition   Biography


  • 5 June - 19 September 2021
    Opening Friday 4 June 2021 5-8 pm

The constantly mutating paintings of Adrien Vescovi are the result of a long fabrication process. He experiments like an alchemist with colours that appear and stabilise on unstretched cloth, using chance dye processes. In his recent series, his palette takes us on a Mediterranean voyage by concentrating on natural pigments extracted from the ground in the Vaucluse, Roussillon or Burgundy and also from Italy and from Morocco. The colours soak deep into the textile fibres of old recycled bed sheets, inking the material with the memory of places. The sheets, with their hand-embroidered writings (monograms), are assembled and stitched together in different ways. Suspended in the space they now form layers of lands and stories, both personal and collective.

At Le Grand Café, as with every new appearance of his work, he takes the opportunity to rework older creations and add to them. Unfolded on an architectural scale, his walls of textile remake the space itself and draw in the body as much as they do the eye, like ephemeral urban monuments (washing strung between windows), sails, screens, the pages of books or interior landscapes.


Born in 1981, lives and woks in Marseille, France

Image : Adrien Vescovi, Slow Down Abstraction I, II et III, 2019
Sheet (cotton, linen), natural dye (ochres), sewing machine
Exhibition view at Studio Fotokino, Marseille (France), 2020

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This exhibition is part of the event Plein Soleil 2021, l'été des centres d'art contemporain, a project of d.c.a / Association française de développement des centres d'art contemporain.