- Vincent Michéa
- Before the Bigger Splash
- acrylic on canvas
Acquired from the above by present owner
London, Saatchi Gallery, Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, 2014, illustrated in the catalogue p.106
Munich, Institute of Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Flow of Forms, Forms of Flow, 2017
In the foreground, the rear view of a female swimmer and an awareness of her imminent jump into the pool engage the viewer with the immediacy of the moment. Her form is accentuated with pointillism, and a pop art, graphic style effect which adds a young contemporary tone to the image.
Vincent Michéa was born in France in 1966, and moved to Dakar twenty years later. His work has been exhibited at multiple galleries and institutions, which include the Saatchi Gallery (2014), Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (2015) and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2016).