Thomas de Vuillefroy
About the piece
This series has allowed me to understand the gift and spirituality that are found in this technique: what comes from the gift, from the accident, from the use of natural physical laws that make the technicity of rendering far superior to what could be created from my hand and my sensitivity if I had to rely only on them to paint. I control nothing and paint something that surpasses me and that reveals itself to the eyes through it. Benoît Decron who follows the work of Thomas de Vuillefroy wrote him a text: "As we descend the black curtain" in which he talks about the technique with which he realizes his works. This printing technique is his invention.
About the artist
Thomas de Vuillefroy is a 38-year-old French painter who lives in Espalion, near Rodez, in the south of France. Formed in a school of applied arts then to the Beaux-Arts in the early 2000s, it is a painter who begins to exhibit his works in France and Paris. Initially attracted by sculpture and modeling, Thomas de Vuillefroy gradually turned to drawing and painting, through pastel, oil or acrylic. And it was by wanting to make disappear works that they considered failed, that he ended up inventing his technique of the scraper. The erasure technique has thus become a revelation technique. A technique that follows a rule and allows him to give each of his achievements in Indian ink strength and uniqueness.