Richard Fauguet is a French artist born in 1963 and he creates contemporary art in different specialities like painting, sculpting…
Richard Fauguet navigates between wedding-cake architecture, painting, pottery, plumbing, crafts and ready-mades. For over two decades he has carried out his experiments and let himself be guided by intuitive creative processes that have nourished his own personal logic with richly referenced forms and images. Between amateurism and serious ravings, taking long ramblings into the heart of ordinariness and into the stuff that makes all that is terribly banal, because obsolete or almost unnoticed, Richard Fauguet light-handedly matches objects of decoration and vernacular artifacts with domestic and hardware-furnishings.
Richard Fauguet is one such artist. He makes a work of great finesse and intelligence yet is unclassifiable and puzzling, so much so that we might ask ourselves whether it is a perpetual pun, whether it is the product of an imperturbable and necessary humour of resistance, or whether it results from a more despairing kind of irony. He is a sculptor, and even a compulsive constructor, but all his work is rooted in the constant practice of drawing, where he can combine shapes and organize confrontations at leisure.
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Pop Art, Duchamp’s readymades, the great French masters, or Conceptual Art are not sufficient references – Fauguet always succeeds in outwitting everyone and eluding categorisation. His universe takes delight in blending the borrowings from high culture with popular cultures, mixes the genres and transposes the materials. “Making chic out of cheap” is his watchword.
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