Fred Deux. Le For intérieur

In its latest exploration of the myriad forms of drawing, the Musée Jenisch Vevey presents the graphic works of Fred Deux (Boulogne- Billancourt, b. 1924), a self-taught French writer and artist who spans the history and art of the second half of the 20th century.

In 1948, Fred Deux discovers the work of Paul Klee; the event awakens his creative instinct. His first “spot drawings” – the earliest incar­nations of his dreamlike and fantastical world – are made as a response to Klee. The author of La Gana (1958), Fred Deux views himself as drawing’s appointed agent.

This collection – the only one of its kind in Switzerland – is complemented by works on loan from the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, the Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch and private collectors. It is an opportunity to appreciate the various phases of Fred Deux’s artistic career and discover a unique oeuvre.