ART EXHIBITION AT VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE

27.06.2019

The craft of making wine is in itself an artistic endeavor. To take something raw and coerce it into something beautiful, letting the natural elements speak for themselves, not interfering through manipulation, but through guidance — this is what we strive to do at Vieux Télégraphe. We have a respect for beauty, and for those who want to make the world a more beautiful place.

 

For this reason, we are pleased to announce that we have opened our winery this summer to five local artists that have filled the rooms and halls of our caveau with their creations. We invite you to join us for this exhibition of art and wine from July 1st to September 30th.

 

 

HOURS:
Monday - Friday | 8 am - 12 pm ; 1:30 pm - 6 pm
Saturday | 11 am - 5 pm

 

Artists include: Xavier Spatafora, Florent Touchot, Julien Allègre, Stéphane Leberloa, and Sourski. (See below for descriptions of each.)

 

XAVIER SPATAFORA: Spatafora is a local artist who studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Avignon. His works are of man's hands, endangered animals and nature, created not with a brush but with a ballpoint pen. His works are astonishing in their realism and leave you longing to take a safari through the glades of the Sahara.

 

FLORENT TOUCHOT: Touchot is an artist of plastic and photography, using raw, urban materials, as well as plexiglass. His works are a technique combining collage, mirouflage, and acrylic with pieces of posters recovered either directly on the walls of Paris and Marseille, or in the subway or flea markets. Today, Florent works the superposition of his collage compositions with photographic prints on plexiglass.

 

JULIEN ALLÈGRE: Allègre's sculptures bear witness for his admiration of nature. Here metal finds its expressiveness through roughness and oxidation, it is reincarnated and invested with extraordinary vitality. Like sentinels, these metallic silhouettes link the archaic to the contemporary. Starting from already formed objects, he frees the material from any functional need. These fossil men are a reflection of ten years of progress on the matter that is guardian of nature.

 

STÉPHANE LEBERLOA: Having never taken a single art class, Leberloa's paintings are figurative on an abstract basis. His paintings are spontaneous, not of any particular thought. He does not sketch and generally, his paintings are made of lightening. He does not want to seduce or carry a message. He is just trying to scratch, to write, to mark what he has in him and that we all have in our humanity.

 

SOURSKI: With sandstone or bronze sculptures, we enter an unreal world with Sourski's creations, where the imaginary and the material become acquainted and marry perfectly. The false fragility of porcelain arises on steel. The heat of the wood touches a part in bronze. There is a real sensitivity in the postures of the bodies, the movement of the neck of the birds with the big beak. The faces have an impression of anxiety, doubt, questioning. They are a challenge to us into the depths our eyes and souls.

e invite you to join us for this exhibition of art and wine from July 1st to September 30th.

 

 

HOURS:
Monday - Friday | 8 am - 12 pm ; 1:30 pm - 6 pm
Saturday | 11 am - 5 pm

 

Artists include: Xavier Spatafora, Florent Touchot, Julien Allègre, Stéphane Leberloa, and Sourski. (See below for descriptions of each.)

 

XAVIER SPATAFORA: Spatafora is a local artist who studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Avignon. His works are of man's hands, endangered animals and nature, created not with a brush but with a ballpoint pen. His works are astonishing in their realism and leave you longing to take a safari through the glades of the Sahara.

 

FLORENT TOUCHOT: Touchot is an artist of plastic and photography, using raw, urban materials, as well as plexiglass. His works are a technique combining collage, mirouflage, and acrylic with pieces of posters recovered either directly on the walls of Paris and Marseille, or in the subway or flea markets. Today, Florent works the superposition of his collage compositions with photographic prints on plexiglass.

 

JULIEN ALLÈGRE: Allègre's sculptures bear witness for his admiration of nature. Here metal finds its expressiveness through roughness and oxidation, it is reincarnated and invested with extraordinary vitality. Like sentinels, these metallic silhouettes link the archaic to the contemporary. Starting from already formed objects, he frees the material from any functional need. These fossil men are a reflection of ten years of progress on the matter that is guardian of nature.

 

STÉPHANE LEBERLOA: Having never taken a single art class, Leberloa's paintings are figurative on an abstract basis. His paintings are spontaneous, not of any particular thought. He does not sketch and generally, his paintings are made of lightening. He does not want to seduce or carry a message. He is just trying to scratch, to write, to mark what he has in him and that we all have in our humanity.

 

SOURSKI: With sandstone or bronze sculptures, we enter an unreal world with Sourski's creations, where the imaginary and the material become acquainted and marry perfectly. The false fragility of porcelain arises on steel. The heat of the wood touches a part in bronze. There is a real sensitivity in the postures of the bodies, the movement of the neck of the birds with the big beak. The faces have an impression of anxiety, doubt, questioning. They are a challenge to us into the depths our eyes and souls.