born in 1965, lives and works in the Paris region.
Photographer, visual artist, scenographer, designer, works very regularly in the Performing Arts, in particular with contemporary dance companies
Vincent Descotils’s photography might be a matter of belief, in a game of discovery and flight. We immerse ourselves in it like blind people groping shapes and textures, which have become new.
As an extension of his work in drawing and scenography, Vincent Descotils never ceases to define, to model with the relentlessness of a goldsmith, his photographic universe by bringing it closer to memories of childhood with what troubled memories have. and indistinct, with what childhood has that is poetic, dreamlike, happy or distressing. It is finally about the first look. Anti-nostalgic since nothing is fixed. Made in original black and white, chiaroscuro with details calling for exploration. This gaze is irresistible to us because it is addressed directly to our unconscious. Our impressions become confused and demand to be redefined …
Vincent Descotils triturates, violently, kneads and caresses his images half-emerged from sleep Its textural effects are then a skin, sometimes rough, sometimes soft, the surface and the sap of a body (with a gesture) which is articulated according to the meanders of our memories Trouble is indeed the whole material of his photographs, as much in his subjects, the elaboration of intangible, meditative, nostalgic visions, but always poetic and mysterious, as in their treatment
“Being a photographer is the way I chose to share my vision of the world and it is ultimately also the way for me to know what I see.”