Born in 1988 and graduated from Villa Arson in 2012, Quentin Derouet came out with honors
and the Nice city’s price that rewards his masterful and minimal gesture : the trace of a crushed
rose on a wall. He now works between his two studios, in Paris and Aveyron in South of France.
Between 2012 and 2014, Quentin Derouet worked on different conceptual projects - Le Cirque
Noir - he created a perfume, - Intention - developped The Little Mathematical Theory of Poetic
Spaces. In 2014 he collaborated with Fabrice Hyber and the Meilland Society creator and producer
of roses based in Salon de Provence. They worked to develop a new variety of rose which
characteristic would be to let the most beautiful trace when it is crushed on a surface.
He then developped series of paintings from the most primitive mark to parietal painting, while
actually questioning contemporary painting. He created a rose garden in South of France, and
produces only with the blooming of its flowers. He has exhibited in several museums, the Museum
of Modern Art of Saint-Etienne, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice, the Kunst Merano
Arte in Italy and at Villa Arson. His work is represented by three galleries, in Paris, Nice and Shanghai
China and has been exhibited in various international art fairs such as Art Shenzhen, Fiac in Paris
or in Turin during a duo show with Hans Bellmer.He is now preparing a publication with Dilecta Editions
in Paris, in collaboration with the Thalie Art Foundation in Brussels and writer Boris Bergmann.