Guillaume Bottazzi is a French visual artist, born in 1971. At the age of 17, he decided to become an artist as a single activity. He began to study painting in Italy. Back in France, winner of a competition, he moved in an artist studio given by French Minister of Culture. Soon he imposed himself on the art. So far, Guillaume Bottazzi has signed more than forty artworks in public space. It forms part of an overall consideration, including various contextual elements. He has received orders from different foreign museums, for example from Mori Art Museum. He exhibited regularly in galleries and museums in several countries in Europe, Asia, USA, including New York City, where he settled in the 2000s. In New-York, his paintings have been displayed in the Goldstrom gallery specialized in Modern art with artist such Pablo Picasso and Jean Dubuffet. In 2004, Guillaume Bottazzi emigrated to Japan. It was both a culture shock and a new source of inspiration for him. One of his recent project can be seen in Sapporo, Japan, on the facades of the Miyanomori Art Museum, MIMAS, a work of 900 m², a jewel of Contemporary Art in Hokkaido. In Japan again, where he is represented by the Gallery Itsutsuji, a mayor gallery in Tokyo, he imposes his style with several public commissionings. Gallery Itsutsuji is well known to have introduced Supports/Surfaces artists like Claude Viallat, Daniel Dezeuze, Jean-Pierre Pincemin and other artists like Simon Hantaï and Pierre Soulages. His paintings are also exhibited in Artiscope Gallery, a mayor gallery in Belgium. This gallery introduced Arte Povera and from Transavantgarde. His works is part of different public collections as the Queen Shorough Collection and the William Whipple Collection in the United States or as the MIMAS, Miyanomori International Museum of Art Miyanomori Art Museum in Japan.
In Guillaume Bottazzi’s works, diffuse light reflects other spaces beyond their confines, notably through successive transparent, glazed (Glaze (painting technique)) layers of painting. The loose shapes appear to be freed of the laws of weightlessness. Areas disappear into the medium, an integral part of the work, giving an impression of infinity, forming impalpable elements and ethereal shapes. Light is found within space that is uncertain, an impression that is strengthened by the abstract nature of his works. His paintings give an impression of strangeness. His works leads us, the public, to change with them, stimulating our cognitive skills and forcing us to develop our own creative perception.