First monograph dedicated to the young French artist's “sculpture at work”, as fragile as spectacular, with an interview.
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.