VINCENT MAGNI:

Au cours des quatres dernieres decennies, la sculpture a connu nombre de mutations qui l’ont eloignee de la tradition, en la conduisant a la conquete de nouveaux materiaux, jusqu’aux problematiques mimalistes et aux installations.

Toutefois en marge des ultimes avancees de caracteres conceptuel et ephemere, bien des artistes continuent de se mesurer aux apparences dans la duree, pour retracer le monde a leur maniere.

Dans le sillage de ses grands aines, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst ou Joan Miro, pour ne citer qu’eux, VINCENT MAGNI ne limite pas sa vision a une seule option.

Par consequent peintre et sculpteur, il evolue naturelement d’un genre a l’autre, preocupe en permanence par l’interpretation subjective du reel, sans que la libre mise en situation de ses volumes amincies et soigneusement calibres n’interfere sur la fluidite contrastee de son pinceau sur la toile.

Maintenant parallelement, Vincent Magni se consacre chaque jour davantage a la sculpture, meme si sa vocation de depart a ete la peinture.

Alors au lieu d’oter pour construire, il prend le parti d’ajouter et de nouer avec precisions des formes lineaires torsadees, emanant d’une bobine de fer devidee, dans une organisation anatomique ajouree.

ENGLISH VERSION

In the last four decades, sculpture has gone through a number of changes, which have moved it away from tradition and toward a use of new materials, as well as to installations and minimalists concepts.

However many artists working in the periphery of the latest trends, continue to measure themselves against long-term reality in order to re-create the world in their own way.

Vincent Magni, in the manner of his great predecessors Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Joan Miro, to name but a few, has no restricted his vision to a single option.

Both a painter and a sculptor, he moves easily from one medium to another constantly re-examining the subjective interpretation of reality; making sure that the free-standing, slender and carefully measured forms never interfere with the contrasting fluidity of his brushstrokes on the canvas.

Vincent Magni, now spends more time everyday working on sculpture, even though he began as a painter.

Instead of removing material to construct, he has decided to add to and to combine,

with great linear precision, linear interwoven forms created from an unraveled spool of steel wire within an open anatomical organization.