The SHED invites Fayçal Baghriche from May 20th to July 15th, to participate in the Suite program, initiated by Cnap, in partnership with the ADAGP. Playing on the concept of ready made, the artist presents a set of exotic wood blocks, tree trunks on the ground evoking both landscape, sculpture and painting. At the SHED, the trunks, cut in planks, with slices painted in bright colors, will be confronted with existing pieces also playing with the motif and the ready made paint. The project will be deployed on two sites: the 600 m2 of the SHED and the 1600 m2 of the Presqu’île Rollet for the Rush festival organized by Le 106 – Scène de musiques actual Of the Rouen Normandy Metropolis. The festival-goers will be able to walk among these massive trunks, become sculptures and forming a vast installation.
Fayçal Baghriche proposes to the SHED an exhibition of painting without painting. In Anagnorsis (2017), an unprecedented installation of 6 monumental sculptures, the slices of the exotic wooden trunks, are supported by the gesture of the merchant, painted in a monochrome color, In its simplest execution, purity and minimalist painting. The installation will be confronted with Atlas series (10 photographs of 130×105 each (2015)), where it is the intervention of Moroccan peasants that gives the appearance of semiprecious stones to simple geodes, and Imperfections (2010) , Defective set of glasses, marked with felt. In these three works it is not Faycal who starts painting. In the background, he left others to choose to move, in the exhibition space, what their gestures produced, those of a wooden merchant, peasants of the Moroccan Atlas or a framer.
The poetry is reveal by Fayçal Bgahriche to the strangeness of our daily practices. Working from easily identifiable elements, he often proceeds by assembling objects or films that he manipulates with humor and simplicity. It invites us to take a tangent look at the things of everyday life in order to create an unexpected aesthetic value.