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Xavier Veilhan
 
Through his portraits and landscapes, his bestiary and his architectures, Xavier Veilhan (born 1963 in Lyon, lives and works in Paris) pursues a constantly regenerated reflection on the status of representation and the materialization of an idea, using the same space for sculpture, painting and photography. A manufacturer of the visible, he invents works, images, and objects that hesitate between the familiar and the strange. Interested in modernity and using references ranging from classical statuary to Futurism and Op art, Veilhan has been compared to artists such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. For Jean-Pierre Criqui he is "a perfect example of a Pop artist for the 21st century, with an accessible formal vocabulary and referents, while at the same time cultivating a certain air of detachment and reserve in his use of affects, thereby distancing himself from the empathy aroused by direct borrowings from the sphere of commodities and the media."
 
(external link: www.veilhan.net)
 

 
2016
film in French version with English / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions
Echoing his exhibition in the Château de Versailles, Xavier Veilhan opens the doors of seven modernist houses, from California to Europe. Through his contemporary works he creates a dialogue with the singular architecture of these places (original soundtrack by Nicolas Godin / Air).

2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Since the set up of Xavier Veilhan's The Monster in the center of Tours in 2004, the statue has been subject to various cultural appropriation by the locals. This book aims to document both the development of the project as part of the New Patrons program as well as the life of the statue within the city.

2015
English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This luxury monograph focuses on Xavier Veilhan's Architectones project, a series of interventions started in 2012 in which the artist invests major modernist's architectural sites.

2014
English edition
JRP|Ringier
Artist's book.

2009
French edition
last available copies!
Reference monograph on the French artist (available in English edition).

2009
English edition
JRP|Ringier
Reference monograph on the French artist.

2007
French edition (English subtitles)
JRP|Ringier
A documentary on Xavier Veilhan: 256 days of the life of a contemporary artist in his environment — emotional, relational, and professional.

2007
bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
€8.00 €5.00
Catalogue of two exhibitions: a thousand electric light-bulbs arranged in a grid on a flat aluminium support form the analoge frame that produces low-resolution video images.