Patrick Guidot

Born in 1985. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Like an encyclopedia, where definitions and pictures collide with no other relation than the proximity of their spelling, Patrick Guidot organizes his compositions through collages and juxtapositions. And although these encounters may seem fortuitous, there reigns, through the unbleached reserves, these negative areas, the framework of a strange narrative.

The artist questions his relationship to the image and samples a certain number of images gleaned wherever he can and which forms his iconographic collection, but also multiple techniques: cutting, dripping, imprint, runs, and even creasing or folding, embracing the history of art as a whole. The change of processing of images (magnified, filtered, unfinished, precise) erodes knowledge of the drama which disappears in fictitious time to nourish the time of painting.