Arnaud Gautron, contemporary french painter living in Brittany, France
“I paint a stained, drooling nature. My images are shadows, fugitive remains, blurred memories, witnesses of traces made indelible. These are prophecies of a leaking world.”
This is how I present the most accomplished series of my paintings, "Prophecies of a leaking world". They are the result of a pictorial search based on the exploration of matter, carrying meaning and memory. The medium used, mixing acrylic paint and absorbent paper impregnated with water, allows by drying a set of textures more or less deep, in which are cut openings where the light can be born. Strongly inspired by nature, built by successive iterations and according to an instinctive approach of the composition, each painted canvas solves a tension of its own by proposing to the eye an emotional support and an invitation to dive in, taking its time.
My colors come from a permanent blend of juices, the outcome of which often tends towards gray, awakened by projections or thicker paint chips. Inspired by the thoughts that make one of the spirit and the matter, I try to "see through" and thus render, by an expression in images of my own, what I perceive of nature.
Exhibition in progress
52e salon de peinture du Léon, from november 9 to december 15, 2019 - Landivisiau (France)