March 14th > May 11th, 2019
Something comes our way, in a face to face, frontally in front of us.
Since the bodies which fall, the truncated busts of the beginnings, it is the same refusal of the model. Nothing poses for the painter who could arrange or arrange the decor. Something presents itself or arises.
Which has nothing decorative. It is this vibration of the apparition that must be transmitted. Guillaume Toumanian paints: he does it with conviction, as if, in this ancestral and almost ageless gesture, the immemorial appearance of the visible was replayed: its violence or its intrusion, its renewed miracle.
Extract "Always, the essential gesture of painting"
Dominique Rabaté - 2019
Lueur, 130 x 130 cm, 2018 © Guillaume Toumanian
Silence, 55 x 46cm, 2018-2019 © Guillaume Toumanian
Vol de nuit, 180 x 260 cm, 2017 © Guillaume Toumanian
Souffle, 100 x 60 cm (x3), 2018 © Guillaume Toumanian
Lueur III, 80 x 60 cm, 2018 © Guillaume Toumanian