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Vincent Beaurin

After studying at the École Boulle, a school of applied arts in Paris, Vincent Beaurin (b. 1960, Charleville-Mézières, France) first turned to painting. In 1998, drawing on his continued interest in the interplay of art and design, he established an agency that he would direct for four years before returning to the fine arts. Equally interested in contemporary forms and prehistoric art (he even learned to knap flints), Beaurin created a hybrid universe of forms and materials in which references to shamanic deities and cave paintings can be found, as well as ironic quotations from the formal vocabulary of modernity. Enseigne Animal Jaune [2003, Yellow Animal Sign] follows the ‘herd’ of similar animals that Beaurin realized for the 2003 exhibition Yanomami, l’esprit de la forêt [Yanomami, the Spirit of the Forest] at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, for which he created the scenery of a palaeolithic cave with ultramodern materials and shapes.


  1. Vincent Beaurin Enseigne Animal Jaune, 2003

    Bois, polystyrène et paillettes polyester
    152 x 106 x 92 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2003

    Vue de l’exposition Le meilleur des mondes (du point de vue de la Collection Mudam), Mudam Luxembourg, 31.01 – 23.05.2010
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona

  1. Vincent Beaurin The Fun of the Past, 2006

    Polystyrène, paillettes, bancs en bois, lampes sodium, silex
    Dimensions variables
    Commande et Collection Mudam Luxembourg, produit par l’Administration des Bâtiments Publics
    Vue de l’exposition Eldorado, Mudam Luxembourg 01/07/2006 - 20/11/2006
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi

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