• Vincent Gicquel

    Mammouth, 2012
    Oil painting on canvas
    80 x 60 cm
    unique artwork
    De Facto
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Sans titre, 2012
    Oil panting on canvas
    61 X 50 cm
    unique artwork
    Cortex Athletico
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Sans titre, 2012
    Oil painting on canvas
    61 X 50 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Sans titre, 2012
    Oil painting on canvas
    130 x 100 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Fourrure, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    200 x 150 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Décharge, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 38 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Éléphant, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    41 x 33 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Masque, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 38 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Pinceau, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    50 x 41 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Suc, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 38 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Sans titre, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 38 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Totem, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 38 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Obstruction, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    41 x 33 cm
    unique artwork
    De Facto
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Volcan, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 55 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Leu-Leu, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 55 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Fontaine, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    46 x 55 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Incontinence, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    160 x 200 cm
    unique artwork
    Bost et Chambon
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Hydre, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    150 x 190 cm
    unique artwork
    Cortex Athletico
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Poids, 2011
    Oil painting on canvas
    50 X 41 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Appât, 2010
    Oil painting on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Idole, 2010
    Oil painting on canvas
    190 x 240 cm
    unique artwork
    De Facto
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Contention, 2009
    Oil on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Ovni, 2009
    Oil painting on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Appât (étude), 2009
    color water on paper
    32,5 x 42,5 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Duel, 2009
    Oil on canvas
    220 x 180 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    corps, 2008
    Oil on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Prothèse, 2008
    Oil painting on canvas
    38 x 46 cm
    unique artwork
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Utopie, 2007
    Oil painting on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    unique artwork
    Cortex Athletico
    Vincent Gicquel
  • Vincent Gicquel

    Boeuf, 2006
    Oil painting on canvas
    180 x 150 cm
    unique artwork
    Cortex Athletico
    Vincent Gicquel

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Biography

Vincent Gicquel's paintings are the work of a comic who hints at all that is ridiculous and horribly banal in the existence of man. It is a comico tragedy, a work of mockery. In these paintings, man becomes the only subject, the unique vestige roosting in the middle of a world where everything seems to have disappeared. There is neither landscape, nor setting and nothing in particular that we can cling to. In this universe deprived of illusion, man labors engrossed in the solitude of his task, in an ambience of general indifference where glances never cross or meet. He clings to what seems to have become the unique reason for his existence, what he is making. The mechanical aspect of his gestures, his pantomime deprived of sense, make insignificant all which surrounds him. In fact, because there is no world from which one can produce an image, nor any certainty to which we can subscribe, the painting has to give up any descriptive ambition.

Vincent Gicquels paintings derive from an exploration of the contradictory aspects of the facts, the paradoxical aspects of each of our acts. For him our existence is formed by a most impalpable substance which is that of the questions which remain unanswered. The destabilizing aspect in the face of this is our desire to understand.  In front of these paintings there is only one exit; to agree that everything shies away from our prehension, in which our search for a sense is irrevocably in vain.

The reasons for which these characters struggle, and the actions they execute are not of any great importance, what is important is that they do something. What is important is the effort they produce to survive.  This is where humor becomes indispensable; the ability to laugh is all saving. One of the keys which allow us to approach these works is their comico-tragic structure. Vincent Gicquel's laughter is a revolt of the spirit against the absurd. Laughter derived from a philosophy of life "sub speciae ironiae". A mockery resulting from an awareness of the human condition. Everything is entertainment, a diversion from death. Each of these paintings becomes a point of incidence of a reflection; the faithful mirror of reality in which man reflects.