PHILIPPE FAVIER "CORPUSCULES"
1 February to 22 April 2012
As a prelude to Marseille Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, of which the artist will be part, the musée Granet is presenting a major exhibition by the contemporary artist Philippe Favier.
Divided into 15 series produced since 1981, the 800 sq.m. display explores the world of Philippe Favier whose forceful yet delicate, elegant and light, funny but dramatic work oscillates between the infinitely small and the invisibly grandiose.
His work transports us to worlds filled with unique forms and creatures
His indefinable work transports us to worlds filled with unique forms and creatures where you need to get very close to – but also far away from – the work to better grasp its different scales and to understand its multiple and ultimately unfathomable meanings.
“In the end, I think I paint to know one day how to reproduce everything that painting will have prevented me from seeing,” wrote the artist.
Exhibition curators: Evelyne Artaud and Bruno Ely