2018

In recent years, wood has been the
privileged resource of François-Xavier Laloi,
while at the same time his work
recently deployed in the field of
sculpture. It must be said that his previous practice
painting, because it is strongly anchored in
a reflection of the processes and the material
implemented, very naturally determined what
shifting.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The attention he pays to his favorite material,
in particular to industrial processes
processing and conditioning it undergoes,
gives the artist's talk a dimension
far more complex than suggested by
first of all, the simplicity of the figures given to
see. The elements he recovers in forms
already debited or packaged (pallets, bags
firewood, etc.) have in common
to have been the subject of a first destination.
Their recycling then participates in the reversal -
or workaround - a process which most
time, should have led to their degradation
even their disappearance, once past the stage of
garbage, debris or ash.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The resulting forms then send us back
inevitably to Giuseppe Penone. And if the
Trees are well called, one more review
attentive to the approach at work here distinguishes it
explicitly from the artist's heroic approach
Italian. François-Xavier's company, led
with humor and derision, is indeed more
modest: there is no longer any question of truth but
an assumed recourse to artifice, it is not a question of
find the tree itself but more simply
his image.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Edouard Monnet
Director of the Videochroniques association in Marseille.

Siamese 2018

104 x 58 cm
Wood, paint, varnish, ax irons.
Photographs of the exhibition I am looking for a land for gardening , at the Magasin, art and testing spaces in Marseille in October 2018.

Before I was a christmas tree

2018, 191 x 36.5 cm
Spruce, golden acrylic, varnished.

Once upon a cubic meter 2018

264 x 17 cm
Stere wood, varnish, rope, plastic net

Photographs of the e xposition I am looking for a land for gardening , at the Store, arts and testing spaces in Marseille

in October 2018.

Before I was a tree 2018

207 x 24 cm.

Palette, varnish.
Photographs of the Sud Magnétique exhibition

of Vidéochroniques in Marseille.

Before I was a tree II 2018

130 x 25 cm

Wooden board, varnish.

Three failed costs 2018

98 x 70 cm

Photographs © Marie Applagnat during the Super / Surface exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art in Nîmes

in January 2019.