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«I have seen you before but I didn’t remember your shirt was so blue and your mouth so open. We have met among the many faces I come across daily when my fingers move through screens – when my mind instantly forgets but my eyes do not.

Moments like this one. When the color of your skin differs from one minute to the other and your hair drips from the top of your head.

I have seen you before but I didn’t remember that very second when your nose was so tense and the trees through the window were so leafy but maybe if I try hard enough, maybe if I get closer to your tongue, close enough to count your teeth but still too far to hear you scream, maybe then I can re-imagine the seconds before this and the ones after.

Because isn’t that what you want me to do, re-imagine?»

This is an extract from a text written by Camille Kaiser. During the confinement, while I was working on this new painting series in Paris, we had several meetings by skype which were the starting point for this text.

2020
Grégory Sugnaux


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Grégory Sugnaux (*1989) lives and works between Fribourg and Paris. After a stay at the art school of La Cambre in Brussels, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree at the ECAV in 2013 and a Master’s degree in Bern (HKB) in 2017. In 2015, he receives the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize and the following year an artistic residency in Berlin. The City of Fribourg grants him a residency at the Jean Tinguely Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, 2019-2020. Grégory Sugnaux has exhibited in numerous independent art spaces and institutions. In 2019 he benefits from Fri Art’s first monographic presentation in an institution. Since 2016, he is co-curator of the WallRiss art space in Fribourg. In 2020 he is selected to participate in the Swiss Art Award in Basel.

Under this link you will find the full text by Camille Kaiser: https://www.camillekaiser.com/think-today-and-finish-tomorrow My work deals with the status of the painted image through the mediation of the exhibition system. By displacing existing pictorial codes, it replays a certain heritage of values from the history of painting and tries to elaborate alternative systems.

Kunstwerk(e)

Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
0,4 x 0,3 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
0,4 x 0,3 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
0,4 x 0,3 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
0,4 x 0,3 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
0,4 x 0,3 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
0,4 x 0,3 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
1 x 0,8 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
Huile sur toile
Huile sur toile
0,5 x 0,5 x 0,02

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Sans titre (2020)
Sugnaux Grégory
Malerei
Frozen in distortion, their gazes evoke the vacuity of their online existence and speak for the necessity to repeat and produce alternative motives in the large stream of images. Open mouths, half-closed eyelids and silent screams, they are captured in motion. But as we just seem to identify them, the origin of their expression loses all trace. Faces accumulate on the walls, stare at each other and surround us.
gouache et acrylique sur toile
gouache et acrylique sur toile
dimensions variables

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