Opening : Thursday november 16 2017 from 4pm to 8pm
For his third solo show at the gallery, Guillaume Krattinger is presenting a series of photographs and sculptures not shown before.
Dans les souffles seems to imply that the void, the air can contain us, absorb us; that, within the elements, a concrete reality is intrinsically contained. It is probably what Turner sought to express in Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s mouth and many other works. A sense of being at the center of a maelstrom of energy, of moving forces, like “a microcosm recreating in the manner of a macrocosm an open space where real life is possible.” (François Cheng)
Arrêter les vagues, for instance, is a plaster sculpture of a storm, a re-interpretation of marine art, showing a boxed-in scenery, like wind in a cage. Traces of the image remain – the frame, the glass. As in the photographs on the walls, the air is contained, the glass trapping the emptiness, making it a component of the piece. Glass and emptiness work together, at once containing, absorbing and acting as an extension, giving extra density to the elements. In the same way that light contaminates the mist.
That is the departure point for an exhibit that invites us to come closer to those impalpable “places” inhabited by winds, and to follow them where they rush in. In the hollow of forms and images we see appearing the hint of the vital principles animating their surface.
Guillaume Krattinger was born in 1985.
He lives and works in Paris.
Born in 1985 in Besançon, France. French/ Swiss.
Lives and works in Paris, France.
2011 M.A in Fine Arts with honors, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), Jean-Marc Bustamante workshop, Paris, France
2009 B.A in Fine Arts, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), Jean-Marc Bustamante wokshop, Paris, France
2006 B.T.S. Design de mode/Olivier de Serres, Paris, France
2003 French Baccalauréat, Lons-le-Saunier, France
2017 Dans les Souffles, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2014 Petites Epiphanies, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2012 Que vois-tu dans ces graines ?, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2011 Jean-Marc Bustamante workshop, ENSBA Paris, France
2007 Infantiscriti, Espace Anne Frank, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France
2017 Fragments, with Ala d’Amico, Thomas Hauser, Sabine Mirlesse, Patrice de Santa Coloma, Guillaume Krattinger, à la Frontiera 75006 Paris, France
2016 Summer group show, avec Camille Ayme, Boris Chouvellon et Guillaume Krattinger, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2015 La Confidentielle du YIA #02, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2014 Après la pluie, Guillaume Krattinger/ Antoine Carbonne, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2013 La Nuit Remue, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2012 Géographies Nomades/ Graduation show 2011, Exhibition wing, ENSBA, Paris, France
Absence and Presence, Exhibition hall /Maharaja Sayajirao University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India
2011 Exhibition of the nominated artists to the Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Galerie des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
2011 Petites Cosmogonies, Espace Lhomond, Paris, France
2010 Blablabla, Espace Saint-Sauveur, Chapelle de l’hôpital Corentin Celton, Issy-les-Moulineaux France
2009 Psychopomp, Artwars Project, London, UK
2008 Sacha Ackas, Fondation Electra, Paris, France
Melancholia, Opéra Garnier, Paris, France
Autour de St-Exupéry, Espace Anne Frank, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
PRIZES AND AWARDS
2011 Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (nominated)