https://www.arnaudgautron.com Born in Paris in 1978, Arnaud Gautron is a visual artist. After an initial training of Grande Ecole, he has been working since 2001 on a practice of creating control images and own plastic research. Self-taught in the field of visual arts, he first considers painting, drawing, photography and moving images as possible means of his artistic expression. He performs several collective and personal exhibitions, in Paris and in various provincial towns. It is published by Eyrolles in Cahiers du Designer - Digital Painting, in 2002. Meetings allow him to explore the relationship between image and sound. He collaborates regularly with musicians: painting performances on stage with the pop artist Raldub in 2005, experimental video films with the collective Nuz or the electronic and electroacoustic composer Rui Emmanuel Candeias since 2006 ... In 2010, he added the theater to his field of experimentation, with a residency at the CDN in Thionville-Lorraine, for the creation of a video decoration of "La Tache de Mariotte", staged by Eric Petitjean. He is then assistant video of the scenographer. With Sébastien Chatron, composer and acousmatic interpreter, he conceived and directed the show "The Dialogue of Spherapulse and Acousmonium". He imagines and manufactures the spherapulse, an aluminum sculpture at the heart of a complex video projection device. Their show, is presented on the occasion of the 9th Blue Night (Arc-et-Senans, Doubs), in July 2010. During the summer of 2011, he accompanied for 6 weeks the poet and sonographer Pascal Rueff, for an artistic residence of observation of the contaminated territories around Chernobyl, Ukraine. He realizes on the return a testimony in mixed technique (photo, painting). This journey durably marks his perception of nature and directs his work more radically in this direction. After 34 years in Paris, he now lives and works in Brittany, on the coast of the Côtes d'Armor, where he finds an environment conducive to the development of expressionist visions of his imagination. He is now focusing on painting. His artistic reflection is based on the study of the relationship between man and nature and on the exploration of his own unconscious.
HEC Paris (2000)
“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.