I have always been attracted to painting. I started oil painting when I was around 7 years old using knife techniques. Later on I developed many interests in media such as video, sound installation and music. My art is a mix between minimalism and expressionism: balancing concepts of simplicity, continuity and discontinuity of our world, the confrontation between time and the fear of time, the conceptual and the relational. A game between abstract and figurative, I constantly seek to express an emotional meditation. Always very curious, I needed to simultaneously experience many things and see them closer. Everything I do is with passion, becoming more and more emotionally involved in my work, charged by our environment, by love, by life and by death. Creating a painting is a full process for me. I start with building the frame, stretching the canvas, and preparing it to be the support of my art. I manually mix the pigments and all the ingredients necessary, like a scientist experimenting in a lab. I'm often surprised by the results, sometimes creating an successful accident. My influences are very diverse and started with the Punk movement, gothic, industrial, experimental and contemporary music, movements in movies and art: Viennese Actionism, expressionism, surrealism, many conceptual/contemporary artists such as Hans Bellmer, Francis Bacon, Marcel Duchamp, Dado, HR Giger; writers George Bataille, Antonin Artaud; composers Michael Nyman and Steve Reich; etcetera...
October 2010 - Group show “Superstition“ at LITM, Jersey City, NJ. September 2008 - Group show for the Tenth Anniversary of Contempt, New York, NY. April 2008 - Group Show with the Antagonist Movement Art Show, New York, NY. January 2008 - Group Show with the Antagonist Movement Art Show, New York, NY.
1995-96 - Composed with Jean Marc Simonnet for the choreographer Joel Borges Production “Humeur Vitrée” for the T.N.D.I. Château Vallon’Dance Festival 1996, France. 1991 - Composed for the Philippe Maurin Show “La Face Cachée de la Lune” for the 13th MANCA Festival, France. 1990 - Composed with Olivier Florio for the Choreographer Susan Buirge for the anniversary of Valrose Castle, Nice, France. 1987-89 - Le Rich' Conducted consecutive art acoustic installations “Travaux en Cours”, “Salle d’Attente”, and “Bla-Bla” at Arson’ house. 1989 - Le Rich' Painting Happening, Art-Junction (Art Festival), Place Massena, Nice, France. 1988 - Le Rich' Acoustic Happening, Eureka Gallery, Nice, France. 1988 - Directed a short movie “Love Fish” in 16 mm. 1987 - Le Rich' and Zug Fat Painting/Sound happening: "Parfum des Arts de Grasse" Festival, Grasse, Valbonne and Auribeau sur Siagne, France. 1986 - Zug Fat creation and performance of a multimedia happening show in the theater, included the musical band U-Bahn, video broadcasted in 40 screens with a full scenic environment, Graphik performance and photos projection, sponsored by the MJC Magnan and Verbe d'Etat, Nice, France. 1986 - Zug Fat Painting happening: "Intervention GraphiK", CERAM, Sophia Antipolis, France. 1986 - Zug Fat Painting happening: "Intervention GraphiK" with "KOLL FUTUR", Fashion Show, Plaza Hotel, Nice France. 1985 - Zug Fat Painting happening: "Guerilla GraphiK", "La creche des Artistes", Cafeteria Casino, Nice France. 1985-88 - Creation of ZUG Fat band, composed by Sylvain Sorgato, Philippe Mayaux and me. August 1985 Graffities in old city of Nice (France), Press: "Nice Matin", "Art Themes" and "Femme Actuelle" with "Radio France Cote D'Azur" and "Radio A".
1989 - Master of fine Art with distinction, Villa Arson College, Nice, France. 1986 - Bachelor of Art, Villa Arson College, Nice, France.
April 04, 1986 - Femme Actuelle (French magazine) "Peur sur la Vieille Ville..." France. March 9, 1986 - Nice Matin Press (French newspaper) "Zug Fat Barbares éclairés " France. February 26, 1986 - Nice Matin Press "Le group clandestin Zugfat" France. February-March, 1986 - Art Themes (French Art magazine) "Il y a de la perfo dans l'air" France. November 29, 1985 - Nice Matin Press "Zug Fat: les derniers graffitis..." France. November 22, 1985 - Nice Matin Press "La première photo du commando des graffitis" France. November 21, 1985 - Nice Matin Press "Zug Fat renonce provisoirement à ses "bombages" clandestins..." France. November 14, 1985 - Nice Matin Press "Le groupe Zug Fat, auteurs des graffitis, jette le masque... mais annonce pour bientôt une dernière opération clandestine" du Vieux-Nice" France. November 13, 1985 - Nice Matin Press "Le Mystère des "Bombages" du Vieux-Nice" France. November 12, 1985 - Nice Matin Press "Mystère dans le Vieux-Nice" France