Un monde plus silencieux: Jan Gulfoss & Etienne Viard

19 - 25 August 2021
Online Exhibition
Overview

Echo Fine Arts is proud to present "Un Monde plus silencieux", featuring photographs by multidisciplinary artist Jan Gulfoss alongside steel sculptures by Etienne Viard in a pop-up solo show located in the heart of Saint Tropez.

 

We will also be happy to welcome you August 24th for a cocktail in presence of the artists, from 5:30 until 8:30pm.

 

Location: Lavoir Vasserot, 1, Rue Joseph Quaranta, Saint Tropez

 

Opening hours:

  • Thursday 19.08 : 4pm - 9pm
  • Friday 20.08 - Tuesday 24.08 : 9:30am - 9pm
  • Wednesday 25.08 : 9:30am - 4pm

 

For those of you who can't attend, we invite you to visit the online exhibition featuring Jan Gulfoss' photographs until September 23rd.

Installation Views
Works

UN MONDE PLUS SILENCIEUX

Press release
For its first pop-up ewhibition, Echo Fine Arts is proud to present "Un Monde plus silencieux", featuring photographs by multidisciplinary artist Jan Gulfoss alongside steel sculptures by Etienne Viard in a pop-up exhibition located in the heart of Saint Tropez.
 
Born in the Netherlands before moving to France at the age of 16, Jan Gulfoss is an explorer both artistically and scientifically speaking. Following his encounter with the monk Mathieu Ricard in 2011, Gulfoss decided to create his own "Plea For Animals" and subsequently developed his visual arts practice, both painting and photography. Revisiting the classic studio portrait, he places his model in front of a painted background evoking the animal's natural habitat. However, at second glance, the image dissolves to reveal the subterfuge; a door, a light bulb, a glare on a window, unveil to our subconsciousness the frailty of what we had hoped to see. Gulfoss' photographs force us to reevaluate the way we apprehend the place of animals and by extension, our own positioning within a global ecosystem.
 

Defining himself as a « Steel Sculptor », French artist Etienne Viard uses Corten steel in order to highlight the symbiosis that occurs between the artwork and its environment through the superficial rust. Whether created for indoor or outdoor display, his sculptures present a range of contradictory gestures, such as protruding shapes or chinks which are monumental signs redefining the space around them. The dialogue hence created between the sculpture and its environment is also given an additional rhythm through the introduction of the zenital light in situ, consequently reinterpreting the variations of a répertoire today considered as classic.