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Enamels, Mandelieu, Côte-d’Azur ©
“For the past 30 years, the prolific Guillaume Bottazzi has been travelling the world to disseminate works in situ. A keen espouser of enamel and fabric, he is an ambassador for environmental art.”
Le Monde newspaper, September 2020
Enamels, Ile-de-France ©
“Art as an exponent of sustainable development. Living better, living together and giving everyone access to culture through contemporary art: such is the project taken up by the painter Guillaume Bottazzi.”
Habitat Naturel magazine, June 2012
Enamels, Paris ©
“The French visual artist and painter Guillaume Bottazzi is known for his striking, soft and colourful works, which he integrates into public spaces, for museums and private collectors.”
Rob Repport magazine, April 2019
Painting on fabric, London ©
“After a neurological study carried out in 2016, The Art of Curves in the Real World, a psychological look at the art of Guillaume Bottazzi, by Helmut Leder and Marcos Nadal, we are told that art has an effect on our brain. The works of Guillaume Bottazzi are proof of this study.”
Résidences Décorations magazine, January 2019
Backlit artworks and oil on canvas, Brussels ©
“Designed to promote a sense of everyday well-being, Guillaume Bottazzi’s lamps are inspired by a zen approach to Japanese-style living.”
Belles Demeures Magazine, February 2019
Backlit artworks and oil on canvas, Brussels ©
« These lighting creations serve an elegant and poetic vision, it gives us space to breathe and relate to our energy.”
The Cheschire Magazine, February 2019
Paintings on fabric, Emilia Romagna, Italy ©
« The penetration and impact caused by Bottazzi’s creations go beyond the volume conjured up by three-dimensionality. The interventions are set up as part of the environment, an environment that the visitors reclaim from a new perspective when they see it intervened by the artist.”
Arte Al Limite magazine, July – August 2017
Wall painting, Marseille Prado, Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur ©
“When you approach them, you are first struck by the flying forms, curved circles and lines, volutes and circulations, which make up these murals. They float in space with a lightness that the density of the masses, however, did not allow us to foresee. They create a unique atmosphere.”
Revue Urbanisme magazine, October 2009
« Large-scale interventions in public spaces dialogue with the observers through the psychology that radiates from the pleasure of calmness.”
Arte Al Limite magazine, July/August 2017
Enamels, Lyon, France ©
“A new monumental work by Guillaume Bottazzi is on display in Lyon, and can be discovered during the European Heritage Days. It is composed of enamels on glass and measures 3.55 m by 1.20 m. Guillaume Bottazzi translates his drawings using enamels on glass. The turquoise, blue and emerald green tones are a reference to the Saône and to the curves of the building’s atypical architecture. It is a poetic work and its dimension immerses the passer-by who can imagine, without seeing himself, to be within a surreal and aquatic universe.”
Le Parisien newspaper, September 2020
Enamel, Ile-de-France ©
“In the world of the city, works of art in public spaces soften the confrontation with an urbanism sometimes perceived as dehumanised: the works of Guillaume Bottazzi contribute to the well-being of the city’s inhabitants by introducing strangeness into their daily lives, a touch of fantasy in all the rigour.”
Arc-en-Ciel, Air Caraïbes inflight magazine, July/August 2015
Enamels, Orange Head Office, France ©
“This work commissioned from the artist Guillaume Bottazzi for the Orange headquarters in Villeneuve d’Ascq is installed in the secondary atrium of the Orange Grand Stade building.”
Ministry of Culture, July 2020
Enamels, Shirokanedai, Tokyo © EN
“The works of Guillaume Bottazzi invite the observer to recreate the work, not only through our interpretation of the signs but also through the modelling of space, or rather of spaces.”
Azart magazine, March 2010
Oil on raw linen, 3 meters high, Marseille, Côte d’Azur © EN
“Guillaume Bottazzi’s oils on canvas are comforting […] there is warmth, softness and infinite subtleties in the nuances, the shading, the blurring.”
Maison & Jardins actuels magazine, December 2012
Backlit artworks ©
« These lighting creations give us space to breath and embody the artist’s connection with Japan where he has worked in since 2004.”
DARC magazine, January 2019
Backlit artwork ©
« Guillaume Bottazzi’s works invite us to let go of our inhibitions and dare to dream […]. »
Widewalls Magazine, May 2016
Enamels, London © EN
“Faced with the difficulties we encounter in our contemporary world, the work of Guillaume Bottazzi brings us pleasure and promotes our well-being.”
Etapes magazine, April 2016
Painting on paper, Hokkaido, Japan ©
« Bottazzi’s paintings combine rounded forms and calming pastel colours intended to make a direct appeal to the senses.”
The Bulletin magazine, september 2016
Backlit artworks, Lyon, France ©
“When looking at this kind of painting, the form speaks for itself, and the spectator or the local resident can let themselves go to their elations and their dreams.”
Revue Urbanisme, October 2009
Guillaume Bottazzi and the joy of inhabiting
Guillaume Bottazzi – November 15th 2020
The in situ works of Guillaume Bottazzi reveal new environmental paradigms
Why having dreamlike spaces in our everyday spaces?
The in situ works of Guillaume Bottazzi modify our environment and cause new architectural paradigms to emerge.
For Gaston Bachelard, imagination constitutes the foundation of reason and perception: this is the reason why imagination takes precedence in the creation of the spaces we occupy, since – above all – we inhabit dreamlike spaces. Our imagination conditions our perceptions and our thoughts.
These poetic spaces are not places that exist in themselves. They are not an envelope in which we come to be buried and nor an objective container of elements. These poetic spaces nourish our creativity and stimulate our construction.
These in situ works create dynamic spaces, spaces inhabited by the living, always connected with the outside and the inside. These creations create spaces that transcend lines and utilitarian space.
It is the concrete and matter that will reveal our dreams and the spirit of places. It is they that will stimulate a personal imagination; and in order to be able to dream, we must not rationalise.
For example, if we look at the building plans for a construction, we do not dream, but if we reinvent what we are looking at, we appropriate the site. To do this, we need to seek out anything unexpected in it so as to be able to inscribe the spaces we frequent into the register of our imagination.
Every landscape is an experience that connects with our imagination, and this imagination is not a passive daydream but takes shape in action, in the way a child walking along a line on his way to school pretends he is tiptoeing on the edge of a high precipice.
The spaces frequented nourish the passer-by with a form of unreality and make him dream.
Creating evolving spaces
The three-dimensionality of static spaces is an illusion.
New physics and quantum physics induce the idea that all space is evolutionary.
New physics calls into question the three-dimensionality of static spaces; this is the case of the “theory of relativity” whereby static space does not exist, but it is also the case of quantum physics for which things are no longer locatable.
New physics has revealed a new dynamic of space, where dream space is the construction of a dynamic space bringing the joy of inhabiting a given place.
It is a space that is constantly changing, an open space that is never closed, a space that evolves and surprises.
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