Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Guillaume Villaros - Painter


Born in Paris on November 18, 1964, Guillaume Villaros spent his childhood in the United States where his farther was appointed to an embassy position. During that time, Guillaume Villaros discovered the artistc and spiritual beauty of the wide open American spaces where nature's shapes and colors combine into vibrant and musical scenes. Upon his return to France, he studied Economics and graduated from Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris. Then he joined the financial department of France Télécom.Ever since he can remember, Villaros has benn fascinated by painting. He was struck by the Impressionist School and particularly admires Cézanne for his work on composition and his research on light. This great artist has been a model of perfection for Villaros and an inspiration in his own creative path.His mother regularly studied painting with Monique Baroni which brought youg Villaros into contac with the work and techniques of artists. Painting, first a form of play and pleasure, soon becomes Villaros' exclusive passion.His firts artistic efforts were spontaneous, but his work became more carefully constructed. In these paintings, the subject matter comes to life through his particular approach to light and materials. After the opportunity of working with Jeanne Bertrand - Morel, Villaros' paintings were exhibited for the first trime in 1991.Villaros creates a particular atmosphere in his paintings as he delves deeper into his research for the feeling an apple or a vase can engender trough their mere simplicity. His work is marked by harmonious drawing and color, balanced composition and serinity. Guillaume Villaros, through his classical works as well as his more modern ones, "is able to put the spectator in touch with desire and dreams". E.H. (Translation by Barbara Villez)

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