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Jacques-Victor Giraud
  • Artist (1952)

The French artist Jacques-Victor Giraud, who was born in 1952 in Nevers, started to exhibit his work in 1983 at Vierzon.  His research is based on a fiction which he develops from events and gestures taken from the daily round.  Influenced by the Nouveau Roman, the world presented is often limited to the mechanisms of representation applied.  Any psychological scope is done away with, in favour of detailed description.  The only reality is that of the act, not of the intention.  From the latter half of the 1980s, all forms of direct representation gradually vanished.  The object became the clue of the image and put the spectator on the trail of a narrative.  It condensed what could be the content of an entire world.  From 1986 on we can see in the “valises”, new media for the artist’s works, the metaphor of displacement.  Jacques-Victor Giraud writes and publishe in art magazines and catalogues; he is also the director of the Artboretum at Argenton-sur-Creuse.

Nadine Labedade