Sunday, July 10, 2011

Guillaume Piot

Two days ago, I was going to Le Carre d'artistes website and I flicked through the pages. Eventually I picked Mr Jamin's work.
However now and retrospectively, I am less and less impressed by the work. Oh well. It is done.
But it is funny the brain works because I remember another style's artist and my brain was saying: "Find it. Find it. This is your next choice for an artist."
So I went back to the website, but I couldn't remember the name of the artist, only his style which is not very helpful when you are trying to go through many paintings.
Eventually I found it and here it is!, let's me introduce to you, Mr Guillaume ( William in English) Piot.

He is self-taught. His style is semi-figurative. His biography says his intent is to let the viewer's imagination wander.
He lives in Ch√Ęteauneuf du Pape, a hundred miles or so from the Mediterranean coastline- not a bad place to be knowing how famous the area is for his wine.

This feels as if Rothko had taken some geology lessons but the minimalist choice of colours creates a strong visual effect which proves successful overall since his style stayed with me for two days. It reminded me of rock strata.
I find the transcendence of Nature and the sense of the unknown is intriguing and works effectively on the mind.

1 comment:

  1. Colourful but not quite my kind of art. In the post prior to the one you commented on you can find my kind of art mentioned with a link.
    Yes there is a certain amount of irony in my comment to Jayne, it is essentially a potted history of how the PC came about. It was a quick and dirty stop gap to fill a hole in the market by IBM and never expected to become THE system. The blue screen of death you may have experienced is a direct result of von Neumann's architecture. Also I taught software testing and understand how it should be done, but I also understand how hard it is.