Guillaume Bottazzi

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Guillaume Bottazzi (born in 1971), French artist.


After his interior design classes, Guillaume Bottazzi reached Italy in 1990 to study the classical painters. At this point he decided to become an artist for his entire life.

His artworks are an overlapping of transparent layers, which create immaterial shapes. Those shapes give breath to the empowered medium. The translucent light suggests the spatial structure, often contradictory and refers to external environments. The light is the center of an uncertain space giving a strange feeling enhanced by the abstract nature of Guillaume Bottazzi’s artworks. Those art works induce the observer to progress with them and develop cognitive skills to create his own understanding of what he sees.

In 1994, he received a government grant from direction regionale des Affaires culturelles (DRAC, Regional Government) with the attribution of a government art studio. He has lived and exhibited in New York a few years in early 2000s, his work was exhibited for example in the Goldstrom Gallery and the Annex Gallery. In the United States, his work is to be found in the William Whipple Collection of Southwest State (Minnesota) and in the Queen Shorough Collection (New-York).

In 2004 he obtained an artist residency by the ART foundation in Tokyo. His paintings are exhibited since 2006 at the Gallery Itsutsuji in Tokyo. This gallery has been introducing many contemporary and modern artists in Japan, it even introduced movements. Supports-surfaces for example. Claude Viallat, Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Jean Pierre Pincemin and many other artists like Pierre Buraglio, Pierre Soulages, Gérard Titus-Carmel, Jean-Michel Meurice and Simon Hantaï was chiefly introduced to Japan by this gallery. The gallery is also a promoter of Japanese contemporary art (e.g. it represents Ay-O), playing a key role for quite a few leading Japanese contemporary artists.

In 2011 he made a solo show at the Miyanomori Art Museum, in Japan. This exhibition supported the earthquake and Tsunami victims in March 2011. In 2013, Guillaume Bottazzi performed his third solo show at Itsutsuji Gallery in partnership with the French Embassy in Japan. 1 2

His paintings have been exhibited in Artiscope gallery.This gallery introduced protagonists of the most important movements in the Italian art of the last decades: from Arte Povera Boetti, Paolini, Penone, Pistoletto and from Transavanguardia Chia, Clemente, Cucchi, Paladino.

Also Guillaume Bottazzi performed about forty monumental art woks, which make reference.

Some examples of site-specifics art works[edit]

Artistic order as part of Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture in France[edit]

As part of Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, Guillaume Bottazzi realized a wide painting of 50m². MP2013 wants to give a territorial ambition to its program. This artwork takes place in La Ciotat, undergoing one of the major European renovation program. [1] TV FR3, Euronews TV, France 24 TV

Artistic order from Mori Building following the selection of the Mori Art Museum in Japan[edit]

Following the selection of the Mori Art Museum, artworks from Guillaume Bottazzi have been incorporated into the new high-rise building Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, in Tokyo.

Artistic order from Miyanomori Art Museum in Japan[edit]

Guillaume Bottazzi realized a 900 meters square monumental and permanent painting on all the facades of the Miyanomori Art Museum [2].

Artistic order from the city of Nice in France[edit]

Guillaume Bottazzi realized an artwork of 200m². We can see it from the rail station, from Reine Jeanne Street, from Trachel square and from the speed way. 6

Artistic order from the city of Tokyo and from Mori Art Museum in Japan[edit]

Guillaume Bottazzi an artwork of 99 m² in the center of Tokyo. Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation of History and Culture, the National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown and Mori Art Museum.

Artistic order in Villeurbanne, France[edit]

On the protected heritage of the skyscraper of Villeurbanne, Guillaume Bottazzi realized a 16 m² artwork. This artwork underlines the skyscraper verticality and symmetry.

Artistic order from French Ministry of Culture in Vitrolles, France[edit]

Guillaume Bottazzi realized a 130 m² artwork. National Education, partner in the project, incorporates it into its programming.

Artistic order in Lyon, France[edit]

Guillaume Bottazzi realized a painting of 180 m². TLM TV

Artistic order in Béziers, France[edit]

It is a 3 000m² mural painting on eight faces of two buildings. TV FR3

Artistic order from French Ministry of Culture in Clermont-Ferrand, France[edit]

Guillaume Bottazzi realized a 156 m² artwork on an industrial protected heritage. TV FR3



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