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Frédéric Dégranges

Born in: 1966

France

Biography

Frédéric Dégranges was born in France in 1966. He spent the first years of his life in Tunisia and then his family moved back to France, to Orleans. He discovered drawing as a child, through comics (by Hergé, Franquin, Moebius). In 1987, Frédéric Dégranges was accepted at the École Régionale des Beaux Arts in Angoulême and started studying comics.

At that time, drawing was for him a way of seeing things: he would draw sketches without looking at the paper, trying to translate his vision on paper. In 1990 he started to work in animation. Little by little, his personal artistic practice took its distance from his profesionnal work. Frédéric Dégranges rejected the images as they are today, standardized objects.

American experimental music (La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Charlemagne Palestine, Steve Reich and Eliane Radigue) had a great influence on the evolution of his practice. In 2009 he started drawing his first "grids": minimalist drawings, abstract and repetitive. His drawings are "visual music", made of lines that form vibrating, luminous surfaces. This is his drawing practice today: it is writing, tecture, trace, a way to model the material graphically - all this, to let us See.

“My painting is based on the fact that only what can be seen there is there… What you see is what you see.”

- Frank Stella

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Frédéric Dégranges, Trame 51, Drawing

Frédéric Dégranges

Trame 51, 2014
10.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$1,346

Frédéric Dégranges, Ouie fine, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Ouie fine, 2014
7.9 x 19.3 inch
Painting

$979

Frédéric Dégranges, Trame 455 bleu, Drawing

Frédéric Dégranges

Trame 455 bleu, 2014
10.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$1,346

Frédéric Dégranges, Etna CCI, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Etna CCI, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,836

Frédéric Dégranges, Phénoménologie éruptive, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Phénoménologie éruptive, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,836

Frédéric Dégranges, Americana, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Americana, 2014
10.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,346

Frédéric Dégranges, Heliss, Drawing

Frédéric Dégranges

Heliss, 2014
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Drawing

$918

Frédéric Dégranges, Trichom, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Trichom, 2014
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Painting

$490

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