In his Marseille studio, we find pigments, washing machines, jars of colour in which pieces of textile are bathed, rusty steel bars and hanging canvases, waiting to be assembled with others, after cutting and sewing. Thought and composed like paintings, they are then hung in spaces where they act with their environment. In the middle of nature, where they are impregnated by the elements and the weather; indoors, where these canvases and their layout respond to the architecture of the place.
Adrien Vescovi (born in 1981 and a graduate of the École supérieure d’art de l’agglomération d’Annecy) has been living and working in Marseille since 2017 after a long practice in the mountains of Haute-Savoie. The artist reinvents with contemporary issues the question of the free canvas and of a painting thought at an architectural and natural scale. The importance of the context in which the artist comes to install his works is for him an essential factor of study. Adrien Vescovi composes temporalities, assembles colours worked according to different alchemical processes from air (sun and moon rays), earth (ochres and plants) and fire (cooking, infusions). His way of sewing is a way of painting. Chance is his ally.
His work has been presented in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Mexico. In 2021, he will participate in the 22nd Pernod Ricard Foundation Prize with the project Bonaventure signed by Lilou Vidal. His work has also had a first solo exhibition at the contemporary art centre Le Grand Café in Saint Nazaire and has been shown at the Pera Museum in Istanbul.