Guillaume Pinard - color me, 2016
Guillaume Pinard is an artist who is totally impossible to classify. Sometimes he paints simple little colorful pictures and sometimes his subjects are dark and tortured. Sometimes he copies and sometimes he's the inventor. Nothing's out of his reach, not even animated film, which he's also tried his hand at.
Thanks to his undulating lines and the coloring to come, we really hope the drawings in this book will be just as animated!
This "coloring book western" is inhabited by a crazy old wizard, a log cabin, a bonfire, a one-legged apparition and a funny little mouse lying in the sun. So who can "draw" quicker than his shadow?
Born in Nantes in 1971, Guillaume Pinard lives in Toulouse and teaches in Rennes at the EESAB. He cultivates a sense of indiscipline by regularly swapping media and mixing up references. He draws intensively ? nourished by comic books during his youth ? paints in acrylic and oil with equal insistence, sculpts and writes epistolary novels. His early animations narrate the absurd destiny of con-con and his mural charcoal drawings ironically copy the great masters. An abstract slice of bread and jam on a green background (a kind of kitchen Mondrian), almost surreal gaseous figures? As an artist he works on ?reconciliation?, combining divers elements, playing on scale and making a virtue of amateurism and regression. His work has been exhibited in various contemporary art centres: the Quartier in Quimper (2015), the BBB in Toulouse (2013) and in Carjac (2012). It can be found in the collections of the Musée Ingres, the Musée de la Ville de Marseille and the Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées and PACA FRACs.