Alex Chevalier

Born in 1989

Lives and works in Bort-les-Orgues

Alex Chevalier is particularly interested in painting, drawing, and language. Working in relation to a given context, he constantly moves back and forth between the public space and the space of the gallery. He uses simple and repetitive gestures to neutralise mediums, as if he were trying to silence a public space saturated with signs, language and screens, and in doing do to reveal its inanity and standardisation. This way of insisting on gestures and on the paradoxical aspect of the writing process manifest both the urgency and full complexity of an artistic undertaking that strives to break the silence and interact with the world. While his aesthetic approach of materials and space may relate his work to minimalism and conceptual art, Alex Chevalier’s work is also driven by an undeniable commitment to reality.

Alex Chevalier trained at the École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole, from which he graduated cum laude in 2013.
His work has been shown on several occasions in France (at BBB, le 104, Lieu-Commun, URDLA, Mains d’Oeuvres…) and in Belgium (RAVI, Liège).
In addition to his artistic career, his work as a curator has led him to work with the likes of Olivier Mosset, Marie Cantos, Katharina Schmidt, Hugo Schüwer-Boss, and Élodie Seguin…
In 2015, he received a grant from the DRAC Limousin to travel to Detroit, Michigan, to research issues relating to territory, the public space, and urban deterioration.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.