You wish to be alarmed for any new work by this artist? Please enter your email.
Read biography ARTIST ALARM
Biography of Vincent Bioulés
The painter Vincent Bioulés was born in Montpellier in 1938. In 1957, he entered the Beaux-Arts of Montpellier and the Faculty of Arts. Four years later, in 1961, he moved to Paris and attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts where, as a logist for the Prix de Rome competition, he met Michel Parmentier and Pierre Buraglio.
At the end of the 1960s, Bioulés's work became more politicised. The contestation of the organisation of the French fine arts system led him and other artists to organise collective events, far from the epicentre of Paris.
In 1969, Vincent Bioulés took part in the "Impact" exhibition at Céret. The following year, he founds (with Tjeerd Alkema, Jean Azemard, Alain Clément and Patrice Vermeille) the group ABC Productions, whose aim is to show the incapacity of the traditional structures of art diffusion in the face of contemporary art. He founded the group Supports/Surfaces - which conveys a radical critique of the image - at the beginning of the 1970s; he will be one of its main animators. He took part in the group's first exhibition in 1970 at the ARC in Paris.
He broke away from Supports/Surfaces in 1972 and gradually returned to figuration through portraiture and landscape. From 1976 onwards, he approaches traditional subjects of painting in the form of themes and variations. The artist reinvents his painting, the colourful voluptuousness of his compositions, as well as the poetic universe of his Interiors, thus fully assuming the legacy of Henri Matisse's painting.
In order to convey an emotion, he tries his hand at genres as diverse as the abstract or the figurative, working on themes such as the window or the portrait, using media of expression as varied as oil on canvas, watercolour on paper, charcoal or pencil. An assiduous practitioner of drawing since his formative years, he tirelessly devotes himself to this exercise, on the motif or under study, constituting an immense corpus that accompanies and illuminates his painted work.
At the beginning of the 1980s, he began his career in teaching, becoming a teacher in 1982 at the University of Montreal, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, then Montpellier and finally, in 1991, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris until October 1999.
A multidisciplinary artist, the painter Vincent Bioulés has created stained glass windows, tapestries, sets and costumes for the theatre or opera, and prints.
Regularly exhibited, his work is represented in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the CAPC of Bordeaux, the museums of Nice, Antibes, Toulon, Marseille, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Clermont-Ferrand, Céret and many FRAC.
The Fabre Museum of Montpellier will devote a major retrospective to him in the summer of 2019.