Born in 1966 - France
Eric Roux-Fontaine was born in 1966. He lives and works in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. After the Art School in Saint Etienne in 1988, he exhibited at the gallery Metropolis (1991). The Fine Arts Museum in Chambery, Savoie, he offers the opportunity to invest the permanent collections of the museum in 1995 and installed his paintings in the middle of the primitive Italians collections. Then he began a long journey to meet the gypsy cultures & Gypsies worldwide, Poland, Romania, Bosnia, France, to north India, historical starting point of the Roma populations. These trips, born several collaborations with Roma writers like Rajko Djuric, co-screenwriter of Emir Kusturica’s gypsy Times and musicians like Thierry Robin. From 1998 he regularly exhibits his work in France and abroad: Between 1999 and 2003, Olivier Houg gallery, he presents « A palo seco » design and installation video and then « Sind », reworked photographs to ‘gold. In 2001, in Dublin « Wispering in paradise » at Bridge Gallery. In 2002, the Ground of Contemporary Art – Meyzieux- he installed his « Jardin Nomade », work and typographical video (it works like a fable and offers visitors a « journey through the Journey. »). In 2007 he exhibited at the gallery on Phenix Brussels. Since 2008 he collaborates regularly with Felli Gallery, Paris. It is presented in 2000 at the Biennale in Turin and various Art fair (Rotterdam, Dublin …) His paintings have been the subject of acquisitions for the permanent collection of the Museum Paul Dini, and AIB Foundation (Ireland). In 2008, the Foundation Josep Niebla (Girona, Spain) dedicates a retrospective. Eric Roux-Fontaine has also realized several artist books (A trip to the gypsy sources, Ed. Guard Time, Rromano than, actual chronicles an imaginary country, Ed. Ferries Elvis HAS left America Ed. Ferries) and several catalogs exhibitions were published in solo exhibitions. In 2010 the first monograph dedicated to him Editions criteria. Since 2010 exhibits in the United States.Read more
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