“I seek to develop an iconography that undermines the extraordinary character of the figure of the artist and his production. However, it is not a question of affirming the poverty of my forms, or of questioning the know-how (this is not an important question in my case). I design objects that are part of a critical relationship to the mythologies around artists, whether they are demiurges, visionaries, misunderstood, or self-entrepreneurs. I am looking for an uninhibited, relaxed painting, which affirms a heroically modest dimension. A practice that assumes an emotional, intimate relationship. The painting carries with it both the stereotypical images of institutional art and amateur practices. It is polarized between a deeply bourgeois dimension and a popular, vulgar dimension. This is why it is interesting to explore the interstices between these two poles of representations, because they necessarily question the construction of good taste, legitimate culture, cultural hierarchies. “

– Artist’s testimony

 

Adrien Fricheteau, « Pas le time », 2021, huile et sculpture sur bois, 36 x 46 cm
Adrien Fricheteau, « Pas le time », 2021, huile et sculpture sur bois, 36 x 46 cm
Adrien Fricheteau, « L’Avant-Nuit », 2021, huile et sculpture sur bois, 36x46cm
Adrien Fricheteau, L’Avant-Nuit , 2021, oil and sculpture on wood, 36 x 46 cm.
Adrien Fricheteau, « Autoportrait a 30 ans », 2021, huile et sculpture sur bois, 18x24cm
Adrien Fricheteau, Autoportrait a 30 ans, 2021, oil and sculpture on wood, 18 x 24 cm.
Adrien Fricheteau, « Coucher de Soleil sur le Leman », 2021, huile sur bois, 21,5 x 13 cm
Adrien Fricheteau, Coucher de Soleil sur le Leman, 2021, oil on wood,  21,5 x 13 cm.
Adrien Fricheteau, « Lever de Soleil sur le Leman », 2021, huile sur bois, 21,5 x 13cm
Adrien Fricheteau, Lever de Soleil sur le Leman , 2021, oil on woods, 21,5 x 13 cm.
Adrien Fricheteau, « Sans titre », 2021, huile sur bois, 5 x 8 cm
Adrien Fricheteau, Sans titre, 2021, oil on wood, 5 x 8 cm.