Studio visit: Agnès Guillaume, video artist
Wednesday June 19th, 6pm
Saint Germain des Prés
Agnès Guillaume is a Belgian artist, living and working between Brussels and Paris. Her artistic career explored music, theatre and writing before coming to video art in 2010. In Agnès Guillaume’s video work, we are immersed in a figurative world where what seems to be a realistic scene gradually reveals itself to be an inner realm of feelings, sensations and questions. She assembles people, places, and actions that she has imagined and turns them into lyrical and inspiring vignettes. “Agnès puts in images and sounds a powerful and poetic world whose universality allows everyone to find a part of their humanity,” says Laurent Le Bon, Director of the Picasso Museum, Paris, “Beyond its formal beauty, her work is symbolic, as she tries to reach the field of individual consciousness.”
Accompanied by a team of professional technicians, Agnès Guillaume supervises the staging of images, filming, post-production and soundtrack. Often projected on multiple screens, the videos are recognizable by their very precise framing, a sense of rhythm in editing and a painterly use of color. Guillaume has recently extended her practice by creating mixed media works on paper inspired by her videos as well as works using embroidery. Agnès has a solo show at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, in Brussels until end of July 2019 and exhibited at the Petit Palais in Paris in 2015, as part of a group exhibition. We’ll have the great pleasure of meeting her.
Photo: Agnès Guillaume, MyNights, 2014, vidéo pour un seul écran, ©agnès guillaume