GUILLAUME BOTTAZZI’S ARTIST STUDIO

Guillaume Bottazzi's artist studio, Moliere district in Brussels

Guillaume Bottazzi’s art studio takes place in the Molière district of Brussels.

The 1912 Beaux-Arts style building, designed by the architect Paul Picquet, is included in the Brussels-Capital architectural heritage list. 

Beaux-Arts architecture was the academic architectural style taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, particularly from the 1830s to the end of the 19th century. It drew upon the principles of French neoclassicism, but also incorporated Gothic and Renaissance elements, and used modern materials, such as iron and glass. It was an important style in France until the end of the 19th century. It also had a strong influence on architecture in the United States, because of the many prominent American architects who studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, including Henry Hobson RichardsonJohn Galen HowardDaniel Burnham, and Louis Sullivan.

Oil paint is a paint whose binder or medium is a drying oil that completely envelops the particles of pigment.

Considered in the West as the queen of pictorial techniques, it boasts remarkable robustness; paintings that have been on continuous display for five hundred years and more are still in good condition. The formulation of oil paints affects the ease of application and the appearance of the finished work, and is adapted to the work envisaged. Pigments and fillers determine the opacity or transparency of the dry film of paint; the media laid on the canvas give it a more or less liquid or pasty consistency, and this in turn influences its surface appearance.

“The immersive tools provided by abstract art allow Bottazzi to create ethereal shapes that, as if they were steam, are blurred and blended with the surface. ”The support is an integral part of the piece and gives off the idea of infinity. I ‘m showing the visible and invisible,” the painter says. To exemplify this, it suffices to look at the role of light, which crosses through the frames that delimits and contains each painting.”                         

Juan Paolo Casado, Bachelor of Hispanic Literature – Arte Al Limite – June 2017

“The immersive tools provided by abstract art allow Bottazzi to create ethereal shapes that, as if they were steam, are blurred and blended with the surface. ”The support is an integral part of the piece and gives off the idea of infinity. I ‘m showing the visible and invisible,” the painter says. To exemplify this, it suffices to look at the role of light, which crosses through the frames that delimits and contains each painting.”                         

Juan Paolo Casado, Bachelor of Hispanic Literature – Arte Al Limite – June 2017

Guillaume Bottazzi's artist studio, Moliere district in Brussels

“Guillaume Bottazzi occasionally forsakes canvas for a gentler, even a silkier textile, pulled taught and whose red colour serves him as a background.

Like Matisse, he has understood that a fabric’s texture has the ability to radiate and create the impression of infinite space. At this point, he hasn’t yet picked up a brush. This living surface is not a “background”, a wall in relation to which the form will become a relief, a weight.  Bottazzi will lay down traces of colour, often white, always pale, as though the essential concern is to retain the breath in the gesture. His hand is directed more in a caress than a movement. It works slowly, precisely. Bubbles form, seeds or cells, or yet again comma form and swell from a trembling void, slowly rising to the top of the composition. Sometimes whiteness is achieved with a light drift of plaster. Sometimes a glaze of oil colour is deposited on the surface. Often chromaticism is restricted to the definition of an outline, as Western painters used to do when representing a tear, or a drop of water. These works without titles invite the spectator on a spiritual voyage.”

Guy Gilsoul, art critic and writer

Guillaume Bottazzi

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Présentation d’œuvres d’art, expositions, art environnemental, actualités. Guillaume Bottazzi a réalisé plus de 65 œuvres dans l’espace public. Les images sont la propriété de l’artiste. Ceux qui souhaitent copier des images peuvent contacter : ADAGP Paris – © Guillaume Bottazzi