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SELECTED WORKS BY Eric Manigaud

Portrait Clinique #2
Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #2

2009

Pencil and graphite on paper

170 x 132cm
Drawings that transcribe existing photographs operate on a tension between fast (the photograph fixing the image) and slow (the laborious transcription of something seen), and that contradiction is a way of probing our experience of the visual image and its claim to truth.
Portrait Clinique #9
Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #9

2010

Pencil and graphite on paper

179 x 133 cm
Eric Manigaud’s drawings reproduce archival photographs on a scale proportionate to the artist’s body, so that his works occupy physical space in a way rarely associated with the photographic image: these are images that exist in our space, and must be negotiated physically. Manigaud’s choice of subject has bodily connotations too: images taken from the State Care and Medical Facility in Weilmünster, in which physically and mentally ill Jewish patients were forcibly sterilised or starved under the Nazis, foreground the human subject as locus of twentieth-century horror.
Portrait Clinique #10
Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #10

2010

Pencil and graphite on paper

179 x 134 cm
These close-up images overlay various acts of looking: the artist’s tireless scrutiny of the original image, the subject’s wary or wounded gaze at the blank eye of the camera, and the viewer’s own transfixed curiosity, delayed there through the work’s density of mark-making. In Manigaud’s transcriptions of aerial photography, we participate in another loaded look: the Allied bomber pilot over Cologne, gazing down at the peaceful grids of housing and industry, in search of a suitable target. Held at bay from the reality of the scene through the misty scrims of graphite, these images oscillate between the historically distant and the almost unbearably close.
Portrait Clinique #11
Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #11

2010

Pencil and graphite on paper

179 x 144cm
Cologne 1, 1945
Eric Manigaud
Cologne 1, 1945

2011

Pencil and graphite on paper

179 x 175 cm
Cologne 3, 1945
Eric Manigaud
Cologne 3, 1945

2011

Pencil and graphite on paper

166 x 179 cm
Text by Ben Street

Eric Manigaud's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1971, France
Lives and works in France



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009
Explorations, Olivier Houg Galerie, Lyon, Fr

2006
Maison des expositions de Genas, Lyon, Fr


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Drawing Now Paris, Olivier Houg Galerie
Local line 10, MAM Saint Etienne, Fr

2010
Figure Toi! FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
FAKE! Alost, Belgique

2009
Musée Senlecq, l’Isle-Adam – Fr
Solo Project, Bâle – Switzerland, Olivier Houg Galerie

2008
Salon du dessin contemporain, Paris – Fr, Olivier Houg Galerie

2006
Musée d’histoire du XXème siècle, Estivareilles – Fr

2005
Olivier Houg Galerie, Lyon – Fr
Musée d’art et d’industrie, Saint Etienne – Fr

2003
L’embarcadère, Lyon – Fr

1995
Art dans la ville, Saint Etienne – Fr

1994
Art dans la ville, Saint Etienne – Fr

1993
Biennale off d’art contemporain, Lyon – Fr