Whether it be vision, intuition or thought, the idea is primordial in Xavier Veilhan’s work. Form then follows in its wake. This is probably why it is expressed in diverse materials and techniques selected for their suitability to the original idea. It is also the reason why the coherence does not lie in each of the elements taken separately, but in the link between them that creates a sense, in the spatial and temporal interstice which both connects them and sets them apart. Through his portraits and landscapes, his bestiary and his architectures, Veilhan pursues a constantly regenerated reflection on the status of representation and materialization of the idea; a manufacturer of the visible, he reveals the invisible, inventing parallel works that hesitate between the familiar and the strange.