Since his childhood, Stéphan Herrgott has been attracted to color and matter…
It is thus quite naturally that after five years of study at the Beaux-arts, including a year in Montreal in 1993, he pursues his path towards painting and sculpture to devote himself exclusively to them.
He develops a pictorial expression in the direction of free figuration and lyrical abstraction. From his four colors and white he plunges us into recognizable atmospheres where a very strong energy and great serenity coexist.
Water is the essential engine in my creation and my painting technique. It is water that conveys the pigments in a natural way, I do not master it, I tame it and by trusting it, it becomes my indispensable ally to transcribe all these emotions about nature, about human beings.
In his work, he strikes a subtle balance between intimacy and discovery, addressing the theme of connection and encounter. He also brings out in his work this permanent duality between presence and absence.
My painting is my word,
my 4 colors my alphabet,
the white is my punctuation,
and doubt is my syntax.
The notion of beauty is subjective and the false idea that art must be “beautiful” is often present in the public’s mind. However, art is there to make us react, to awaken emotions and reflections. We are attracted, we are indifferent, we are questioned, we may even be shocked … What is interesting is to feel, is how each of us will be challenged, is to try to understand what it reaches in us.
If some of his paintings also evoke this complex relationship of beings, others are very impregnated with the intensity of our environment.
Lover of nature and wide open spaces, it is also from his hikes in the mountains and his travels that his creations are nourished.
From his contemplative retreats comes a balanced work between dynamism and serenity, between noise and silence.
A professional artist since 1994, Stephan Herrgott’s work can now be found in several major European galleries.
His work is also regularly exhibited in major international art fairs (Paris, Lyon, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Lille, Nantes, Metz, Toulouse, Nice, Montpellier, Annecy, Brussels, Antwerp, Gant, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Lausanne, Montreux, Milan, Copenhagen, London, Tokyo) and at the Dalian Museum of Contemporary Art in China.
Profile – Exhibitions
2013 – 2022 Bost ART GALLERY, Valence, FRANCE
2016 – 2022 3 Cerises sur une étagère ART GALLERY, Paris, FRANCE
2020 -2022 Flo ART GALLERY, Aigues-Mortes, FRANCE
2017 – 2022 Arts Evasion GALLERY, Saint-Gauzens, FRANCE
2013 – 2022 3F ART FAIR (Montpellier, Lyon, Nantes, Mulhouse, Metz, Nice, Rennes, Paris, Reims, Annecy)
2020-2021 Nicole Gogat ART GALLERY, Le Touquet, FRANCE
2019 Art Nordic exhibitions, Copenhaguen, DANEMARK
2019 Chels’Art GALLERY, Yverdon, SUISSE
2018 Art Shopping Art Fair, Deauville, FRANCE
2017 Dalian’Art, World Art Museum, CHINE
2016 – 2019 Art et Emotion GALLERY, Lausanne, SUISSE
2016 – 2019 Ô ART GALLERY, Evian, FRANCE
2015 – 2017 ELV ART GALLERY, Knokke, BELGIQUE
2017 ANVERS ART FAIR, BELGIQUE
2016 – 2017 BRUXELLES AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, BELGIQUE
2016 – 2018 LUXEMBOURG ART FAIR
2016 MILAN AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, ITALIE
2016 AMSTERDAM AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, PAYS-BAS
2016 MB Factory ART GALLERY, Chamonix, FRANCE
2015 – 2016 Art’Monie ART GALLERY, Genève, SUISSE
2012 – 2014 Ermitage ART GALLERY, Le Touquet, FRANCE
2011 – 2015 Balastra ART GALLERY, BELGIQUE
2014 BORDEAUX 3G ART FAIR, FRANCE
2009 – 2013 138 ART GALLERY, Honfleur, FRANCE
2013 STRASBOURG ART FAIR (St’Art), FRANCE
2013 – 2015 MONTREUX ART FAIR, SUISSE
2012 ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, JAPON
2007 – 2012 LINEART ART FAIR, Gand, BELGIQUE
2010 VOLVO EXHIBITION, LUXEMBOURG
2008 – 2009 Art-Tendance ART GALLERY, Kehl, ALLEMAGNE
2007 ANVERS ART FAIR, BELGIQUE
2006 – 2007 Cafmeyer ART GALLERY, Knokke, BELGIQUE