Guillaume Dimanche

Guillaume Dimanche

Photographer
80 exhibitions / 200 artworks available / 52 artworks sold
Biography : Visual artist and photographer Guillaume Dimanche explored a variety of natural landscapes throughout his childhood, which would go on to shape his career and his life as a traveller and nature-lover. Educated at the Beaux-Arts in Poitiers, then in Paris, it was here that he cultured his artistic knowledge and aesthetic desires. His work in photomontage, begun in the early 90s, when digital art was in its infancy, has reached a notable and unique aesthetic maturity. These works have been exhibited throughout France as well as in many major European cities, in the Middle East and in Asia. Indeed, Dimanche has been selected for various photographic publications, residencies, grants and creative aids and has been awarded several prizes. He runs workshops and photography classes at art schools, Universities, elementary schools and high schools in France, as well as at French institutes abroad. His vision, particular style and technique identify him as a pioneer in the contemporary art world, whose compositions present a fantasised and unique outlook.
Show more / less
Artistic Statement : The photomontage is a form of ‘correcting perspectives’. Guillaume Dimanche’s artistic outlook  is based on the observation of man, his action and their consequences on the natural landscape. It expresses the contemporary through a poetic and musical photographic exploration. His creations, inspired by classical and contemporary works from art history, are digital musings, constructed using digital tools. Guillaume Dimanche produces an image of the globalised  world by documenting and visually describing the life and death of our contemporary society, its fables, legends, mythologies, and history. His artistic research integrates and is inspired by a mixture of references and various, visual, written, musical and scientific resources.His work is, in many ways, opposed to the label of ‘photography’. It is rather a description, an exact and faithful representation of a subject, as evidence of a bygone era, much like a time capsule. The profusion of aestheticised images that surround us, images that are retouched and filtered, compress our field of vision. The immediacy of such images, and their distribution by the media tend to restrict this content to its surface level. We are encouraged not to question its aesthetic values, but to buy into the image it wishes to sell. It is for this reason that Dimanche is so driven to provide legible layers in his photography: we not only see a figure or form, a body, a landscape or still life, we can also read the image as a foray into abstraction via its distortion, encompassing a multiplicity of potential viewpoints. As he continues to aggressively cut and rearrange the film to achieve the finished product, Dimanche reveals an interplay between optimism, subtlety and potency. 
Show more / less
loading