Guillaume Dimanche

Guillaume Dimanche

Photographer
74 exhibitions / 200 artworks available / 52 artworks sold
Biography : Visual Artist and Photographer, Guillaume Dimanche was born in 1970 in Blois on the edge of a national forest. Exploring different natural landscapes as a child have shaped his artistic approach as a traveler and observer of the environment. Educated at the Beaux-Arts in Poitiers, then in Paris, he acquired knowledge and developed its aesthetics. His work in photomontage, initiated in the early 90s, at the early stage of Digital Art, has reached a maturity and a unique aesthetic writing. It has been exhibited in France as well as in many major European cities and the Middle East. He has been selected for photographic publications and for various residencies, grants and aids to creation and awarded with several prizes. He runs workshops and photography classes in schools of Art and design, elementary schools and high schools in France and French institutes abroad. His vision and his particular technique lead in a singular work in the 21st century. His visual compositions present a fantasized and unique vision in today’s Art.
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Artistic Statement : The photomontage reveals a work of correction of the perspectives. Guillaume Dimanche’s ones are based on the observation of the human and his actions on the landscape by means of digital tools. It expresses the contemporary through a particular photographic writing, poetic and musical, on these subjects. His creations, inspired by classical and contemporary works of Art history, are digital explorations. Guillaume Dimanche produces an image of the globalized world by describing the life and death of our contemporaries, our societies, from fables, legends, mythologies, and history. His artistic research integrates and is inspired by a mix of references and various resources, visual, written and musical. His gaze is focused on the actions of man on the planet, the transformations he inflicts on his environment, and the degradations that it undergoes. They are fueled by and combined with sources of scientific research. His work is the opposite of photography. It is a description, an exact and faithful representation of a subject, shown as an instant documentation of a bygone moment, like the capture of a dead breath. The profusion of aestheticized images, retouched, filtered, that surround us, compress the fields of vision. The reduction of the analysis time and that of the media diffusion tend to restrict the content of the fabricated images to the simplest expression. This is the reason why the complex assembly of the photograms of his paintings is actually legible as a figuration of the shown subject, a body, a landscape, a still life, but can also be read as an abstract material, or an association of a multiplicity of points of view, stares at these observed topics. Through the intensively repeated cutting of the recording and the final visual aspect, he reveals a contrast between sweetness, subtlety and pungency.
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