2014 - Sélection du jury et de Fetart

The portraits of Vincent Gouriou have on top of their plastic beauty the beauty of the mystery of the unspeakable stories. Sensual, spiritual secret, they revive the question of normality and of difference. Between identities and singularities. We are not born as a man or a woman, we become it. Life goes through all the ages and so does pain. It’s friends, close relatives, strangers… Meetings that require abandon, giving up to tell the confusion, the doubt, the flaw. (…). In a shaped chiaroscuro, he observes the otherness with benevolence. Through this black mirror that reflects unavoidably an I that’s plural and unique at the same time, he becomes an indicator of human condition.

Dominique Cresson-Rybakov

About the artist

Vincent Gouriou lives in Brest where his work leads him to explore the intimate and identity. Meeting with Nathalie Luyer, Léa Crespi and Anders Petersen was decisive. His has made many exhibitions and has collaborated with Télérama recently. He is at the heart of the Bourse du Talent # 54 « Portrait » 2013.