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François Vigorie

Sculptures

The Artist

About the artist

Born 1953 in Gironde

Studied engeneer
Self taught Sculptor

Some recent exhibitions

Galerie Goignard, Paris
Galerie Internationale de verre, Biot
Art Fair, Lille
Galerie La Rotonde, Paris
Salon d'automne, Limoges
Contemporary Art Center, Schalkwijk, Netherland
Galerie Chevalley, Genève, Switzerland
Gallery Glass Art, Toronto, Canada
Galerie du Port, Montreux, Switzerland
Glas -Metamorphosen Rolandseck, Germany
Galerie Ho Ham, Seoul, Corea

At gallery Jas de la Rimade since 2010

Some private and public collections:

Corning France, Avon
Agence Lintas, Paris
Collection Irvin J. Borowsky, Philadelphie, U.S.A.
Hotel Warwick, Champs Elysées, Paris
Villa Datris, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Rank Xerox, France
Christofle, France
Moët & Chandon
General Motors, France
Musée National de Sèvres, France
Museum of Art, Tokio, Japan

About the work

François Vigorie came to an international reputation because he carries out transparent sculpture using an astonishing and innovative concept of direct cutting. In his sculptures, he exploits the contrast between the absolute harshness of an extremely smooth optical crystal block and the violent erosion of the sand projected which deeply frosts the glass to shattering point.