Marie-France Veyrat, Lyon, 1951.
After living in Grenoble, she moves to the province of Tarragona where she still lives and works. She is a versatile artist who brings out a constant interest in investigating and experimenting in art creation using different languages such as textile, paintings, three/dimensional, installations, digital compositions and land art. Her work is based on lived experiences, memories and travels stored in her daily life which she transforms into real objects or virtual works. Every work represents a lived instant which is part of herself at some point in her life. She has been a teacher in Tríptic School in Reus. She is a founding member and the current president of the jury of the ARCO-BEEP Electronic Art Award. She has published three monographic catalogues for the occasion of her solo exhibitions.
Veyrat’s work has been exhibited in Art Sacré, Grenoble, Display Departamento, New York, Macula, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Alicia Rey, Madrid, Àmbit, Barcelona, Lexington, New York, Artnet, L&B Contemporary Art, Atelier, Barcelona, WTC Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel, Barcelona, Caja Madrid, Ciudad Real, Roca Barcelona, Tom Maddock, Barcelona, Centre de Lectura, Reus, Pilar Riberaygua, Andorra, Lleonart, Barcelona, Lisbon Penta Hotel Expo’98, Hotel Catalonia Berna, Barcelona, Anquin’s, Artloft, Antoni Pinyol, Reus, 1st World Meeting of the Arts in small format, Barcelona, Capçanes Caves, Priorat, MAMT, Tarragona, Salvador Vilaseca Museum, Reus, among others.
Participation in solo and collective projects, “UrSmile” Net Art, ARCO, 2008; “A 33 R.P.M.” Antoni Riera “El otoño del Arte”, Barcelona/Artmadrid, 2010/2011; “Bell Tower: I Love you”, Centre de Lectura Reus, 2002; “VeyrArt” digital projection Gaudí’s Celebrations, Reus, 2002; “CADAF 2019” Jaime De los Ríos, Miami, USA; ”Materials for a new plasticity” retrospective by Arnau Puig, Tinglado Tarragona, 2006; AAF Battersea, London, 2013; “Faces” Es Baluard/BEEP Collection, Palma de Mallorca, 2019; “Plural Femení” by Dr.Antonio Salcedo, MAMT, 2016; “Urban Art “ Reus Catalan Capital Culture 2017; AAF Milan’15; “Creative Approches” BEEP Collection by Roberta Bosco and Stefano Caldana, Reus Museum, 2017; ”Session 09 Let’s talk Contemporary?” Convent de les Arts by Aleix Antillach , Alcover, 2019; ExPortArt – ImPortArt, 1st Contemporary Art Biennial, Tinglado Port of Tarragona, 2013; Performance and Video “Looking for Veyrat” Diego Latorre , art studio, 2018; “Survivals” Forum Berger-Balaguer Caixa Penedès, Vilafranca del Penedès, 2003; Selection of artworks in the modernista Casa Burès, Barcelona, 2019; “100 Textiles. II National Exhibition of Contemporary Tapestry, Finart 85, Madrid; Special mention for the 13Th Salon Saint-Florent, France, 1990; “Marie-France Veyrat vs. Manolo Millares” Torre Baró gallery, La Selva del Camp, 2006; “Artístic Couples” creative experiences for mental health, 2018/2020.
Marie-France’s work is part of the following collections in Interior Design, New York, Urban Art, Almoster City Hall, Lisbon Penta Hotel, HP Madrid, Urban Art, Reus City Hall, Sorigué Foundation, Lérida, Grupotel Gran Via, Barcelona, Rovira&Virgili University, Tarragona, Torre Vella, Salou, Cambrils City Hall, Capçanes Caves, Priorat, Josep Santacreu Foundation, Barcelona, WTC Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel, Barcelona, Port of Tarragona, Display Departamento gallery, New York, Caixa Penedès Foundation, Vilafranca del Penedés, Catalonia Berna Hotel, Barcelona, Dexter Design, Los Ángeles, California, Fortuny Theatre Foundation, Reus, Meridiano Hotel, Hospitalet del Infante, Feliu-Sedó, Esparreguera.
Urbetrònica is an audiovisual installation in the post-technological era where machines and their processes symbolize perfection in series process chains, however, this work draws on the aesthetics of glitch art that emerged at the end of the 20th century. Thus, an amalgamation of numerous computer boards and parts of machines and electronic devices currently obsolete intentionally cast imperfect images to put in crisis the apparent excellence of machines and computer systems that we enjoy today. There where the error does have a place per se, it generates a new aesthetic of the deficient or incorrect, altering from the mere image, audio, or video to the most experienced software. In short, works where digital defects become unique and singular works of art.
On the other hand, once again present in Veyrat's work, we find in this piece the idea of architectural construction and recycling. The chaotic contemporary city is first glimpsed in the shapes drawn by buildings whose colophon is glimpsed in its entirety from above. We find ourselves before the urban world in action, that space-time where technique and human advances govern, and that only in its fallacious failure do we approach to capture the whole and its crude dimension.