Exhibition: March 12th - April 9th 2016
Opening March 12th 2016, at 4 pm
The pictorial work of Guillaume Durrieu deploys all of its perceptual and dialogical complexity in a paradoxically literal form, which is not devoid of humour.
We can see as many processes for fabricating as for installing the work. They have been taken directly from the cinema – in the frame and back into the frame, outside the frame, outside its scope, using a depth of scope or even overprinting – and this has allowed the artist to put the apparent stand-alone quality and objectivity of his painting into perspective, and to reconstitute it in the form of an installation. This installation is also a subtle encounter between different media, forms and registers, when it takes over the space in a certain manner, or when plans are phased in a particular way, or when the relationship with scale is stretched.
So Guillaume Durrieu’s wide-reaching field of research and experimentation in art – sound compositions, written works, film direction and also cookery research – bear witness to his ability to commit painting to a critical terrain, particularly by using the collective form.
In parallel to his personal exhibition at the Rabouan-Moussion Gallery, Guillaume Durrieu is also displaying the stage set that he built for Stephen Sondheim’s Passion musical at the Châtelet theatre in Paris.