The impossible made possible by Guillaume

A selection of paintings from ¨The impossible made possible series¨ has been published in the January/ February edition of the Italian art magazine Effetto Arte. Thanksgiven was selected as the front cover of the magazine. The artist, Guillaume, won the 2nd Biennale internazionale Arte Di Palermo award for his work which was awarded during the exhibition at the Palazzo Sant´Elia in Palermo, Italy.

Look here for some views of the publication of the selection of paintings from ¨The impossible made possible series¨ in the January/ February 2015 edition of the Effetto Arte magazine:



 Tree of Eden

Tree of Eden 70 x 100 main

Dimensions: 70 x 100 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

With this painting, Guillaume doesn’t refer to the fall of man, although there are recognizable elements, but just to the birth of sexuality with its corresponding emotions of love, warmth, satisfaction, desire, sexual orientation, jealousy, protection and more. Dr. Freud as written many books about these emotions.

Judgment

judgment main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

Judgment or condemn; judge future. From an artistic perspective, the torso, after the head, is the main place where the expressiveness of a human body is concentrated. In that sense, the characteristics of the torso are absolutely determinative. Water cleans in actual meaning, and by baptism and/or by immersion in religious meaning. Water gives and takes. Expressions of many fishermen's wives. (Heyermans; In hope of Blessing). Via and/or through water, the future is searched and they who behold it express their judgment. Thinking of Italy and Greece. The shine of gold dazzles, like judgment.

Mrs. Professor Anna F. Biondolillo art has given a criticism on the painting. This criticism has been described by her in the book "Emozioni d'Arte premio Michelangelo.

Translucent

Translucent main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

Madonna with her daughter. When speaking about Madonna and her child, generally we talk about Mary with her son Jesus. Madonna having several children is never mentioned. Guillaume shows an emotional Madonna (with a tear in her eye), who presents her daughter. In the background there are figures who express their doubts. The torso is transparent, colour-permeable. This doesn´t provide any insight.

Mrs. Professor Anna F. Biondolillo art has given a criticism on the painting. This criticism has been described by her in the book "Emozioni d'Arte premio Michelangelo.

The lonely flower

the lonely flower main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

Nature in all its exuberance. The lonely flower between flowering passion flowers. This lonely flower stands in a pose as she would look at herself in the mirror, with some pride. As if she would say "Look at me! I'm nicer (more challenging) than other flowers". However, the flower on the right also shows her pride in (already) germinating seed. Exuberant is voicing her feelings unrestrainedly.

Thanksgiven

Thanksgiving main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

There is a lot to be thankful for in the world. Thankful for our nature, life the flowers and their colours. Thankful for freedom. Thanksgiven was awarded the Premio ¨Il David di Bernini¨ on the 17th of December 2015 in Lecce, Italy.

Daydream

Daydream 60 x 80 main

Dimensions: 60 x 80 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

The ladies, black and white, overlook the board. Measuring each other, who is the most powerful?
They remain as key players. With a falling apple and the animals that are watching, there is not much to seduce.

Moontalk

Moon talk 60 x 80 main

Dimensions: 60 x 80 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

In the dim light at night, the glow of a candle, we imagine to distinguish people, animals and goods. With few distractions we dream and depending on our mood we experience joy, amazement and / or grief. In the dim light fantasy takes over from ratio. The light of the moon often gives us a face, although it´s not always recognizable.
And then we humans, we communicate the most with ourselves, speaking in mind.
Unimpeded by anything we communicate with a celestial object, like the moon. Ancient cultures experience their divinity and worship these celestial objects.

Look up to the sky

Look up to the sky main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm 
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

Look up to the sky and see; will the answer be found there? It's like consulting is being done in the sky and it´s looked at longingly. The lady wants to leave does not wait. A hand frantically tries to get a grip. There is tension between actual and spiritual life.

Who´s playing chess

Whos playing chess main

Dimensions: 90 x 70 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oilpaint combined on pure paperboard.

The answer to the question in the title of the painting is not easy to give. Do you play chess with nature or does nature play chess with you? The smoke from the volcano rises and gives animal forms such as those recognizable in the clouds which create a play between brain and imagination. The pattern of the chessboard and the chess game are rational. Just as the falling rocks and eyes. Who’s playing chess? The painting has been reviewed by curators and exhibited at the Biennale in Palermo.

Guillaume was selected as one of the 700 artists from 7000 applications worldwide to participate in this Biennale. After the Biennale this painting will be exhibited at an exposition in Florence.

In control

In control main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oilpaint combined on pure paperboard.

Having control over whom or what isn’t clear. Is the game of chess under control? Is there a draw or does the chessboard need to be filled further? A hand lies on the horse’s neck with full confidence. The largest horse head has a dual dimension. It's like the horses observe each other, it is an attitude that radiates control. 

During the presentation of the Palma d’Oro in Monaco on 20 september 2014, this painting was reviewed by art critics and awarded with Golden Palm.

When fog dissapears

When fog disappears main

Dimensions: 70 x90 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oilpaint combined on pure paperboard.

In march/april of 2015, When fog disappears was published in the Breathing Art magazine with a review of Prof. Anna Francesca Biondolillo.

In the mist, much is drawn from our view and the raising of it creates shadows.
That what we see is it really there? And if we drive through the raising fog we will be surprised, sometimes even frightened. The nature shows itself in its own way. The human brain gives an extra dimension to what we see. What we see is not always correct. Guillaume wanted to give his attention to the Chinese year numbering, in which 2014 is the year of the horse.

Storm

Storm 90 x 80 main

Dimensions: 90 x 80 cm 
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

Storm; response to depression and pressure.
Both fish, in their glass bowl, their home, have difficulties with it. A carp is taken out of its comfortable environment, and will fall over the edge with the next gust of wind. The carp, to Chinese symbolism, stands for fertility and love. The carp is the oldest symbol of the Chinese porcelain. Storm in a glass of water as the saying goes. Here translated literally? A storm in a glass of water shows relativity. The depression, the cause of many storms, leaves apparently.

Follow the money

Follow the money  70 x 90 main

Dimensions: 70 x 90 cm (passe partout included)
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

In December 2014, Follow the money was awarded the Biennial Paris award at the Hotel Banke in Paris, France.

This painting, like the other works of Guillaume, can be best described as surreal or magic realistic. For this painting, Guillaume used a few symbols; the dragon, the fish, coins and the dog. For Guillaume painting is mostly about looking in a different way, which he tries to achieve in a variety of ways; by the use of the material, by using or omitting frames and, of course, by the choice of colours.
And then sometimes something so new or surprising occurs that you don’t want to let it go, you want to preserve it and experience it again.

  • In astrology, the dog stands for vigilance / obedience; uninvited guests are chased.
  • The dragon represents influence; it glides with graceful waves through the clouds and tries to make a stunning impression. The dragon is traditionally a symbol of luck; it represents the cosmic energy Yang and the supernatural forces of growth and recovery. In the western culture the dragon is a symbol of fear and destructive power.
  • The fish is a symbol of abundance and it is the oldest known animal symbol on Chinese ceramics. The fish is, among others, a symbol of fertility. Common carp are symbols for success in business. The characters on the platter stand for friendship and happiness.
  • The coins (money) are one of the main themes in the traditional and modern society's material wealth. One way to reinforce that desire is displaying coins. The Eight Trigrams are pictured on the largest coin. By combining these eight together, sixty-four hexagrams are created. These underlie a comprehensive explanation system, the basis of traditional Chinese medicine and science.


The colour of money

The color of money  80 x 75 main

Dimensions: 80 x 75 cm
Painting: professional printing ink and oil paint combined on pure paperboard.

Money has many definitions in colour, smell and taste. Thus, there is black money which then can be whitewashed again. “Money does not stink” is the saying. But if something tastes like copper, it is precious. Money has a special brilliance or charisma; it speaks of power, happiness, possession and jealousy. The here and now. Guillaume didn´t only want to portray the attraction, the happiness, the shapes and feelings, but also the relativeness. This painting is in addition to "Follow the money".

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GUILLAUME

Willem den Dunnenportret 

Guillaume is born on the 12th of June 1948 in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands as Willem Lodewijk den Dunnen. He was a student at the Academy Vredeman de Vries in Leeuwarden from 1968 till 1970. 
Guillaume is a very active painter, since 2012 he mostly has international exhibitions: Malmö in Sweden, Monaco -Art Monaco-, the Louvre in Paris, Studio 26 in New York, Art Fairs in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Rome, Naples, Paris Biennale and Biennale Palermo in Sicily. His work can best described as surreal or magic realistic.
Guillaume says "For me, painting is mostly about looking in a different way. I try to achieve that in many ways. Through the use of the material, by using or omitting frames and, of course, by the choice of colours. And then sometimes something so new or surprising occurs that you don’t want to let it go, you want to preserve it and experience it again. ‘’

Note: Also interesting to see the special; The award winning paintings series and the painting; Follow the money

Awards

  • Guillaume was rewarded La Palma d’Oro per l’Arte in September 2014 at Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo
  • In December 2014 at the Hotel Banke in Paris, Guillaume was awarded the Biennial Paris award.
  • From the 11th till the 25th of January 2015 Guillaume was selected as one of the 700 artists from 7000 applications worldwide to participate in the Palermo Artexpo, he exhibited his works at the Palazzo Sant 'Elia in Palermo, Italy. He received praising art reviews of his exhibited work in Italy. 
  • Guillaume was awarded Premio ¨Il David di Bernini¨ in 2015 for his painting Thanksgiven in Lecce, Italy.

Look here for images of some of Guillaume´s awards:

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