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This 3 abstract paintings, bleu oil painting on raw linen was part of the exhibition of Guillaume Bottazzi at Itsutsuji Gallery in Tokyo.

Gallery Itsutsuji, Tokyo, 2019 ©

日本の私の愛 – Japan, my love is the 5th Guillaume Bottazzi’s solo show at Gallery Itsutsuji in Tokyo.
This is a poetic exhibition with a psychological approach of art. Itsutsuji Gallery is a major gallery in Japan. It is well known to have introduced Support-Surfaces artists and other like Pierre Buraglio, François Rouan, Simon Hantaï and Pierre Soulages. M. Itsutsuji was knighted by the French Government “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.” on the initiative of M. Daniel Abadie for its contribution to French art.”
Metropolis Magazine, Japan, April 2019

Exhibition by Guillaume Bottazzi, guest artist for "French May" 2016, detail. 4 oil paintings measuring 2m x 2m on raw linen canvas.

“Le French May”, Hong Kong, 2016 ©

“Here’s a first for Hong Kong: in an area measuring 565 square metres, the Hong Kong Central Library will host the first public exhibition of Guillaume Bottazzi in Hong Kong. Founded in 1993, Le French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia. It has become an icon of Hong Kong’s cultural scene, attracting more than a million visitors each year.”
Segno magazine, Italy, April/May 2016

Solo show of Guillaume Bottazzi at galerie Artiscope, Brussels.

Artiscope Gallery, Brussels, 2014 ©

“Bottazzi’s paintings combine rounded forms and calming pastel colours intended to make a direct appeal to the senses.”
The Bulletin magazine, September 2016

Guillaume Bottazzi's exhibition, abstract painting on fabric.

“Sometimes Guillaume Bottazzi casts aside a linen canvas in favour of a softer, even silkier fabric, stretched to the extreme, the tint of which serves as a background. Like Matisse, he has understood that the texture of a fabric has this capacity to radiate everything while inducing the impression of an infinite space. […] On it Bottazzi leaves traces of tints, often white, always pale, as if the essential thing were to safeguard the breath of the gesture. But he is not a calligrapher. His hand manages more a caress than a movement. […] Sometimes the whiteness is obtained by a light touch of plaster. Sometimes it is an oil colour that is laid down as a glaze.”
Le Vif/LExpress magazine, November 2016

Guillaume Bottazzi solo show in Hong Kong

“Le French May”, Hong Kong, 2016 ©

Wonderland, which is running as part of the city’s annual Le French May arts festival, presents 23 recent paintings from Bottazzi, including traditional oil on canvas and a series of plaster and glue painting on fabric. Like Bottazzi’s public murals, these paintings feature amorphous blobs rendered in crisp, bright colors. But they’re simpler than the mural, often consisting of solid white forms on a monochromatic background or featuring only primary colors.”
Blouin artinfo, May 2016

Exposition de l'artiste Guillaume Bottazzi à la galerie Artiscope, Bruxelles. Deux huiles sur toiles, dont une sur toile de lin brut.

Artiscope Gallery, Brussels, 2014 ©

“Invitation to travel – Guillaume Bottazzi’s art invites us to travel, reinvents our environment, and makes its mark politically, socially and aesthetically, as well as in the urban fabric. Bottazzi is the guest of the Artiscope gallery in Brussels until 4 July.”
La Libre Belgique newspaper, June 2014

Guillaume Bottazzi's exhibition en 2016, artist invited for "The French May" in Hong Kong. Detail, two visitors.

“Le French May”, Hong Kong, 2016 ©

“The first public presentation in China for this artist who is well-known to the people of Japan, a country that is inspiring [to the artist] and inspired [by his work]. The artist’s Hong Kong exhibition offers a veritable journey into the strange. It allows the visitor to move through an unreal universe that appeals to his imagination and creativity. The paintings have no titles, intentionally so as not to guide the spectator and thus allow him to lose his way.”
TV5 Monde, May 2016

Five teenagers contemplating an abstract painting by Guillaume Bottazzi. Detail from a solo exhibition held in 2011 at the Miyanomori International Art Museum in Sapporo, Japan.

Miyanomori International Museum of Art (MIMAS), Hokkaido, Japan, 2011 ©

Hope 2011 is the title of a major event dedicated to the French artist Guillaume Bottazzi. The Miyanomori Museum will host works by the artist: oil paintings on canvas, paper, drawings and multimedia montages representing different aspects of the artist’s work in the studio. This exhibition will enable visitors to grasp and understand the world of his painting. It will include 14 paintings, most of them having been exhibited in Europe or on loan from private collectors. The largest one measures 2m x 3m. […] Finally, the earnings from admissions to the exhibition will be donated to a fund in aid of the victims of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake for the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake.”
Le Courrier de lArchitecte, September 2011

Guillaume Bottazzi solo show in Hong Kong in 2016, during 'Le French May'

“Le French May”, Hong Kong, 2016 ©

“Guillaume Bottazzi bring us pleasure and the sense of well-being in his exhibition that occurs in the time of the troubling occurrences and detachment in our modern-day world. His works invite us to let go of our inhibitions and dare to dream and be free again, without thinking about the imposed social constructs that demand a certain etiquette in communication with our fellow humans. The very title of this Guillaume Bottazzi exhibition, Wonderland, evokes the feeling of child-like freedom and daydreaming that we somehow forgot in the chase for prestige of adulthood.”
Widewalls magazine, May 2016

Exhibition by Guillaume Bottazzi, guest artist for "French May" 2016, detail. 3 oil paintings measuring 1.90m x 2,40m.

“Le French May”, Hong Kong, 2016  ©

“In May, the exhibition “Guillaume Bottazzi – Wonderland” (until 5 June, Hong Kong Central Library), features 23 recent works, including oils on canvas and fine plaster paintings on fabric. This is the artist’s first public exhibition in Hong Kong.”
Hong Kong Economic journal, May 2016

This 4 abstract paintings on raw linen was part of the exhibition of Guillaume Bottazzi at Itsutsuji Gallery in Tokyo.

Gallery Itsutsuji, Tokyo, 2013 ©

“Guillaume Bottazzi: Recent paintings – Showcasing works by Bottazzi, which are composed of intangible elements and ethereal forms, and which are imbued with his affinity with Japan. Gallery Itsutsuji – Tokyo”
Metropolis Magazine, April 2015

Abstract paintings, plaster on fabric and oil on raw linen by the artist Guillaume Bottazzi. Photograph of an exhibition at Artiscope Gallery in Brussels.

Artiscope Gallery, Brussels, 2016 ©

“For this visual artist, art is a powerful medium that must encourage our personal development and push us to reinvent ourselves.”
L’Oeil magazine & Le Journal des Arts, May 2014

Abstract video installation by the artist Guillaume Bottazzi, Goltrom Gallery, New York

Goldstrom Gallery, New York, 2003 ©

“The immersive tools provided by abstract art allow Bottazzi to create ethereal shapes that, as if they were stream, are blurred and blended with the surface. The support is an integral part of the piece and gives off the idea of infinity.”
Arte Al Limite magazine, July / August 2017