VANDERBERGHE FRANÇOIS

Francois Vandenberghe was born in 1951 in Courville-sur-Eure, France. After a very long stay of 27 years in Gabon, he returned to his home country where he devoted himself to sculpture since 1995. It shows the sometimes questionable choices of our society in allegories that are based on the reality of the everyday life of unexpected interpreters. The unnatural telescoping of the elephants of Cynthia MOSS, famous English zoologist and humans of the unknown masterpiece of Honoré de Balzac, is at the origin of this so peculiar work in which man and elephant are one. Elephants, almost exclusive subject of the artist, challenge us in scenes that mix under general anaesthesia reality and fiction. As a kind of mirror that would send us a distorted image, the truth of François Vandenberghe appears as an obvious one.