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SELECTED WORKS BY Vincent Michea

Before the Bigger Splash
Vincent Michea
Before the Bigger Splash

2012

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
The bright-coloured paintings of Vincent Michea operate as souvenirs of Dakar’s past glories, visual documents of the city’s undying glamour. The capital of Senegal, Dakar, is seen behind the reticular lens of Michea’s illustrations as on a TV set. Captured with postcard style graphic sensibility, his images are built upon photographs of city views, ostensibly focusing on the jewels of its modernist architecture and the overwhelming elegance of the inhabitants of the pearl of West Africa.
Untitled Nº177
Vincent Michea
Untitled Nº177

2011

Acrylic on canvas

100 x 100cm
The products of popular culture such as album covers, or the many portraits of ordinary and famous dakarois are enhanced by a number of visual strategies borrowed from Pop Art. Particularly influenced by Roy Lichtenstein from whom he appropriates his hallmark Ben-Day dots, Michea re-enacts the foundational strategies of copy and reproduction promoted by artists of the 1960s – including Andy Warhol and Lichtenstein himself.
His technique consists of the employment of strident blocks of colour to deliver a hard-edged imagery reminiscent of comic strips.
Untitled Nº189
Vincent Michea
Untitled Nº189

2012

Acrylic on canvas

100 x 100cm
Homages to Senegalese musical figures on large scale canvases where he reproduces the album covers provide a hyper-realistic rendering of ephemeral material culture that resonates with nostalgia. The same applies to the reworking of the film stills taken from romantic French and Hollywood movies, where a focus on the use of mass media is peppered with an acute sense of displacement and melancholia.

Text © Gabriela Salgado
Untitled Nº264
Vincent Michea
Untitled Nº264

2013

Acrylic on canvas

182 x 130cm
Nº116
Vincent Michea
Nº116

2008

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº117
Vincent Michea
Nº117

2008

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº120
Vincent Michea
Nº120

2008

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº220
Vincent Michea
Nº220

2011

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº237
Vincent Michea
Nº237

2011

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº247
Vincent Michea
Nº247

2011

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº16
Vincent Michea
Nº16

2006

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº65
Vincent Michea
Nº65

2004

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº66
Vincent Michea
Nº66

2004

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº70
Vincent Michea
Nº70

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº72
Vincent Michea
Nº72

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº82
Vincent Michea
Nº82

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº87
Vincent Michea
Nº87

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº101
Vincent Michea
Nº101

2005

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm
Nº241
Vincent Michea
Nº241

2012

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 130 cm

Vincent Michea's BIOGRAPHY

Vincent Michea
Born in 1963, Figeac, France
Lives and works in Paris and Dakar



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Je ne Pense Qu’à ça, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Vibrant Hommage Vol.2″, Institut Français, Kinshasa, RDC

2012
Liberté, Galerie Arts et Liberté, Charenton-le-Pont, France
Before the bigger splash, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK
Sur Rendez-Vous – à l’atelier- Villa 26b – Zone b – Dakar, Senegal

2011
L’Amour c’est du cinema – Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Marrakech, Morocco

2010
Dakar étoile” – Fesman (off) – Maison des Anciens Combattants, Dakar, Senegal
Belle époque c’est demain – Institut Français de Valence, Spain (cat.)

2009
J’ai deux amours - Galerie Sébastian Brandl, Cologne, Germany

2008
Dakar Punto Final - Galerie Le Manège, ambassade de France, Dakar, Senegal
Vibrant homage - Halle de la Gombé, Kinshasa, R.D.Congo

2007
Galerie, Regard Sud, Lyon, France
Belle époque c’est demain, Galerie Sebastian Brandl, Cologne, Germany

2004
Exposition : LUV Production, Paris, France

1994
Galerie 8F, Dakar, Senegal

1987
Galerie Nationale du Sénégal, Dakar, Senegal

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Artists of the Gallery, Galerie Sebastian Brandl, Cologne, Germany

2012
Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal

2011
Paris Photos. Grand Palais, Galerie Magnin-A, Paris, France

2010
Haute Fidélité – Biennal of arts, Dakar Off, Dakar, Senegal (cat.)

2008
Paris Black, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Paris black » Museum der Weltkulturen. Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2006
Paris Black, Iwalewa Haus der Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Biennial of arts, Dakar, (Off), Senegal

2005
Galerie Ligne 13, Paris, Fance
Klaus Litttmann Projekt, Bâle , Switzerland

2004
Animal Gallery – New-York , USA.(Press)

2002
Ultra Snob 2- 28 Rue Mohamed V – biennal of arts, Dakar, Senegal (Cat.)

2000
Ultra Snob 1 – 28 Rue Mohamed V – Biennal of arts, Dakar, Senegal

1996
Salon de Monrouge C/O Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France (cat.)

1995
Galerie du Jour Agnes B. Paris, Fance

1992
SE-BE-MO-KA-MI , Centre Culturel Français. Dakar, Senegal (Cat)