Guillaume Pinard is a French artist born in Nantes in 1971, he lives and works in Rennes.He develops a polymorphic work, where drawing, painting and writing play a large part.Artist endowed with an infinite graphic vocabulary, Guillaume Pinard scrutinises with a gentle irony the occurrences and meanings hidden in all forms of speech, seeking to vitiate hierarchies.Read More
He explores with delight all the supports of the demonstration. It is from his interests for the dictionary, painting, and also any form of image found on the net, that the artist sets in motion - over the exhibitions - the snippets of a narration, the articulations of 'a shattered world. Guillaume Pinard has turned into an archaeologist of his own practice. He takes us into his skull, a brain soup, eclectic, illogical, agitated. He never ceases to oscillate between prosaicism and great reference, between everyday practice and the great pictorial tradition.
His work has been presented on the occasion of personal exhibitions such as: La Raccoon Academy at the Artothèque de Caen in 2020, Bébé Lune (2019) and La diligence (2016) at the Anne Barrault gallery ; Where the bramble grew, we planted roses at the Artothèque de Pessac (2017); From Fennec to the Sahara at the Chapelle du Genêteil in Château-Gonthier (2015) and Un Trou dans le décor in the Quartier, in Quimper (2015). Also: Vandale at the BBB in Toulouse (2013); Treasure at the Cajarc Art Center (2012).
His works have also been shown in group exhibitions: at the FRAC Bretagne; Rennes Fine Arts Museum; Brest Museum of Fine Arts; International Museum of Modest Arts in Sète; Angers Fine Arts Museum; FRAC Limousin; at the BBB: Toulouse art center; at the Edouard Manet gallery, Gennevilliers; at the TEAM gallery, NY; the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, Paris and Salzburg; at the Portico, Le Havre; at La Station, in Nice; or at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery.
He is the author of several books such as AMOR (2015), An art without recipient (2012), Le Clou sans tête (2008), and his first monograph was published by Tombolo Presses (2019) .
Text courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault.