I believe that the object of painting evolves through the questioning of its materiality and its making. I consider painting as a mode of construction. I am not attached to a form but to the conditions of its emergence.
My practice undergoes a constant investigation of the pictorial plane by looking closely at the structure of the surface, the manipulations of the support and the techniques employed. I intend to stress the importance of the surface as a place to build and reinvent by using a number of devices such as collage, décollage, transfer and sewing. The process of montage enables me to reconstruct a surface by bringing together heterogeneous elements made from residues of previous works. The final assemblage acts as a map of activity. I think this allows one to reassess the temporality and materiality that constitute the surface.
Articles and Interviews
Text and Interview by Yannis Kostarias In conversation with Antoine Langenieux-Villard
Janvier 2019, Brit Es Magazine. Exhibition « Matter » curated by Scan Arte, WeCollect and Spain now
Antoine Langenieux-Villard, is a young French artist who works with different materials, this time he presents pieces made with plastics, something that can not be seen in its materialization. According to him, he states: his work focuses on conducting a constant investigation of the pictorial plane by carefully observing the structure of the surface, the manipulations of the support and the techniques used. The works of Antoine, aesthetically impeccable, appeal to a curiosity for the formal appearance of his paintings. A technical skill, a knowledge of the manipulation and resistance of the material manage to confuse those who observe his work, without knowing what material he is manipulating.