Jacques Villeglé, ‘«Opération quimpéroise» - Mairie annexe de Penhars - Le Quartier’, 2006, GALERIE GEORGES-PHILIPPE ET NATHALIE VALLOIS

2006 Villeglé, Le Quartier, Quimper, FR
2012 Jacques Villeglé, MAC, Marseille, FR
2016 Villeglé, Opération quimpéroise, Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris

2012 Jacques Villeglé, éd. Musée de Marseille, p. 130 (coul.)
Marsactu.fr, Elodie Crézé, 11 juillet, Marseille (dans l’accrochage) (coul.)

2016 Villeglé, Opération quimpéroise, éd. Galerie GP & N Vallois, couverture du catalogue + p.15 (coul.)
Emmanuel Lequeux, « Voir double avec Jacques Villeglé » Beaux Arts Magazine, n°382, Avril 2016, p. 126 (coul.)
n.s, « Jacques Villeglé – 90 ans et pas une ride ! - » in Expo in the city, n°19, avril 2016, p. 70

About Jacques Villeglé

Claiming, “The whole world makes work for me—I only have to collect it,” Jacques Villeglé has kept his keen eye on the walls of Paris since 1949, gathering torn advertising posters and collaging them together into striking compositions on canvas, full of humor, eroticism, and social and political criticism. A member of the Nouveau Réalisme group, whose founding manifesto he signed in 1960, Villeglé creates art out of parts of the world. His early works were darkly colored and tended towards abstraction, punctuated with fragments of text. Later, displeased with the comparison of his early compositions to Cubist paintings, he moved towards brighter colors and began using more imagery, which has become increasingly sexual. Believing in art’s power to expose uncomfortable realities, Villeglé re-mixes the messages aimed at the public to reveal and critique underlying socio-economic and propagandistic agendas.

French, b. 1926, Quimper, France