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Ozan Virgule | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Ozan Virgule | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Ozan Virgule

  • France
  • Painter
My art could be defined by this quote from Henri Matisse: "Exactitude is not truth."
Originally from Tunisia, Ozan moved to the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine where he joined the Academy of Fine Arts of Bordeaux in 1994. As soon as he earned his diploma four years later, the young artist became in turn a professor of drawing and painting in the same specialist higher education establishment. Alongside his teaching activities, Ozan developed his own artistic practice, enriched largely by the numerous pieces of advice provided by his teachers throughout his training, which are Francis Vignaud, Michel Marue and Daniel Ballon. The essence of Ozan’s pictorial art revolves around two major groups: the work of the material and the representation of the female face.
Although Ozan has been able to express himself for a long time through different genres, especially scenes of daily life, it is the portrait that remains at the heart of his practice. Armed with a base composed of acrylic, charcoal and oil, the painter makes the background emerge in a playful game of contrasts, both chromatic and luminous, which gives depth to the subject. Citing the French painter and sculptor, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) who said that “the accuracy is not the truth” (1947), Ozan executes his portraits with enthusiasm and energy, guided only by his brushes, whose gestures, sometimes random, are an integral part of his approach. Resolutely expressive, his faces contemplate us with a penetrating intensity that cannot leave anyone indifferent.

Currently this artist is only exhibited in our online gallery.

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  • 2017
    Participation in the Grand Marché of Contemporary Art
    Paris, France
  • 2016
    Exhibition at the Quays of Bordeaux
    Bordeaux, France
  • 1998
    Graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts
    Bordeaux, France
  • 1975
    Birth
    Messiouta, Tunisia
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