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Vey Christian | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Vey Christian | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Vey Christian

  • France
  • Painter
Color began to replace musical notes and like in jazz, improvisation took over.
The French artist Christian Vey defines himself as a "self-taught painter". Indeed, at the age of 26 on a rainy day in Brittany he discovered painting at an art gallery. He experienced an intense emotional response and immediately decided to dive into the practice of maiking artistic creations. Reconnecting with the world of emotions, when the artist makes his artwork he feels the sensations of movement, speed, instantaneity, and spontaneity, which are so dear to him. Wanting to “see things to their end," Christian Vey considers using colour, the symbol of energy, as the raw material for his work.
Christian is a music enthusiast and loves jazz more specifically, which he appropriates in this world and translates into painting, with strokes, lines, and dashes. Much like a musician playing his sheets of music, the painter deploys his world, populated with artists, women and crowds moving about, in his compositions, which lie somewhere between abstraction and figuration. On the background of music, his characters move about, much like the artist himself who travels between Vienna, New York and New Orleans. He uses a knife to apply the oil paint, which compels it to incarnate the fleetingness and dynamism of movement. Christian Vey captures the urban jungle, musicians playing on a stage, women with wind in their hair, the energy of life, of beauty, of creation, with a gesture that is free, carried away, inhabited and full.
  • 2016
    Participation in the Rencontres Internationales d'Art
    Chefchaouen, Morocco
  • 2012
    Exhibition at the Espace Gallery
    Brussels, Belgium
  • 2004
    Winning of the second Place at the Louis Armstrong Festival
    New Orleans, United States of America (the)
  • 1986
    Discovers painting
    Brittany, France
  • 1960
    Birth
    Saint-Etienne, France

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