Vincent Ganivet

Born 1976, Vincent Ganivet lives and works on the Ile Saint Denis (France). His artistic practice revolves around the absurd and the ephemeral; he creates artworks by repurposing raw materials, everyday objects and phenomena; his monumental concrete sculptures play on details, leaks and expectations. His cinder blocks structures look like the frozen arches of a cathedral under construction, purposeless;
their risky stability (the risk of collapse is part of the artist's work) gives them a sense of poetry, something unreal, fabulous.
Vincent Ganivet explores everyday overflowing, leaks and waste and uses them within an artistic practice based on the absurd and the ephemeral. Like in a magic trick, objects end up revealing a secret life; the mundane becomes beauty; the accident, poetry. His “Fountains” are part of this ongoing research: when off, the fountain looks like a stack of dishes dumped in a sink but, under water pressure, a fragile sculptures appears, again revealing the tension and fragility of the moment.

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Vincent Ganivet -
bilingual edition (English / French)
Yvon Lambert - Monographs and artists' books
(last copies available!)
First monograph dedicated to the young French artist's “sculpture at work”,, as fragile as spectacular, with an interview.

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