André du Colombier
(1952–2003)

Andre du Colombier, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Andre du Colombier, Untitled, n. d., marker on paper, private collection, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Andre du Colombier, Untitled, n. d., marker on paper, private collection, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Andre du Colombier, Untitled, n. d., mixed media, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Andre du Colombier, Untitled, n. d., marker on paper, private collection, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

“Since beginning to know his work a bit better, I’ve come to think that this tall, curiously blond boy perceived us by way of clues—clues capable of entering savant equations, according to linguistic procedures that belong only to him. A sentence spoken, a word lost within commentary, that he could capture, in spirit, and make resonate across delicate bridges of other words with a sensation perceived physically and mentally, instantaneously. In the days to follow, this capture of scenes, embodied in words, could become a kind of affirmation, on the monochrome surface of a shining piece of paper.”

—Anne Tronche, Rencontre avec André du Colombier (2016)

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