Exhibition View
Exhibition View

2020, "Arcadie", Galerie 22,48 m², Paris, France

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MOUVEMENT N°1, fragment
MOUVEMENT N°1, fragment

2019, Set of 3 drawings triptych, 0.3B mechanical pencil on paper, 3 x 15,7 x 15,7 inches

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Mirage N°5
Mirage N°5

2019, watercolor, gouache and mechanical pencil on paper, oil on glass, 11,8 x 11,8 inches

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CUNDALA (Les Palais series)
CUNDALA (Les Palais series)

2019, 0.3B mechanical pencil on paper 19,6 x 19,6 inches

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La Corniche  (Les Projections series)
La Corniche (Les Projections series)

2017, 6B pencil on white Canson paper, oil on glass, 19,7 x 9,1 inches

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La Rivière (Les Projections series)
La Rivière (Les Projections series)

6B pencil on white Canson paper, oil on glass, 19,7 x 19,7 inches

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La Grotte (Les Projections series)
La Grotte (Les Projections series)

6B pencil on white Canson paper, oil on glass, 19,7 x 19,7 inches

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Visions
Visions

Wall installation: digital collages / digital prints on blue backs cut and pasted on the wall. Series of drawings: Portraits, Plongées, Projections. Projections ; Vidéos.

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Exhibition View
Exhibition View

"Digitale défiance" au Festival Gamerz 14 / Fondation Vasarely / Aix-en-Provence, 2018

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Territoire des Stades
Territoire des Stades

2013, photomontage on digital print, wood, 62,9 x 47,2 inches

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Exhibition View
Exhibition View

2016, "ARENA", Galerie 22,48 m², Paris, France

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Exhibition View
Exhibition View

2016, "ARENA", Galerie 22,48 m², Paris, France

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View from "Nouveaux Horizons"
View from "Nouveaux Horizons"

Workshop for children, Centre Pompidou - Metz, from the 1 st of December 2015 to the 24th of April 2016

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Cèpre Bonzé ("Portraits" series)
Cèpre Bonzé ("Portraits" series)

2018, gouache and varnish on porcelain, 6,2 inches of diameter

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Fausse Chanterelle ("Portraits" series)
Fausse Chanterelle ("Portraits" series)

2018, gouache and varnish on porcelain, 5,7 inches of diameter

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Les Clôtures (diptyque)
Les Clôtures (diptyque)

2014, watercolor and mechanical pencil on white Canson, 19,6 x 15,7 inches et 11,8 x 11,8 inches

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Le paysage clos
Le paysage clos

2014, watercolor and mechanical pencil on white Canson, 15,7 x 15,7 inches

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Terre! (series) - Londres
Terre! (series) - Londres

2015, mechanical pencil and watercolor, variable dimensions

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Terre! (series) - La Citadelle
Terre! (series) - La Citadelle

2014, mechanical pencil and watercolor, variable dimensions

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Hublot #1
Hublot #1

2013, video installation on screen, variable dimensions

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Huit Hectares Quarante-Six (series) - #3
Huit Hectares Quarante-Six (series) - #3

2014, instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions

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Huit Hectares Quarante-Six (series) - #4
Huit Hectares Quarante-Six (series) - #4

2014, instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions

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Projet Arena - Tour Colisée
Projet Arena - Tour Colisée

2013-2016, 3D print, 10,2 x 10,2 x 6,7 inches

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Projet Arena - Contre-stade pyramide
Projet Arena - Contre-stade pyramide

2013, 3D print, 12,6 x 13 x 5,1 inches

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Stade-Cathédrale
Stade-Cathédrale

2013, models assembly (Stade de France, Notre Dame de Paris), wood, plastic, resin, metal, 7,9 x 7,9 x 3,5 inches

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Derby (series)
Derby (series)

2013, laminated photomontage on aluminum Dibond / 11,8 x 11,8 in each

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Gratte-ciel
Gratte-ciel

2013, 30 Photomontages on aluminium foil, 6,8 x 10,4 inches each

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Gratte-ciel (detail)
Gratte-ciel (detail)

2013, photomontages on aluminium foil, 6,8 x 10,4 inches each

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La Vue (series) - Cuirassé
La Vue (series) - Cuirassé

2012, instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions

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La Vue (series) - Monstre marin
La Vue (series) - Monstre marin

2012, instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions

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Bosquet (series) - Bosquet 3
Bosquet (series) - Bosquet 3

2012, mechanical pencil on white Canson paper, 12,2 x 12,2 inches

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Bosquet (series) - Bosquet 4
Bosquet (series) - Bosquet 4

2012, mechanical pencil on white Canson paper, 12,2 x 12,2 inches

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Arena (series) - San Paolo (Naples)
Arena (series) - San Paolo (Naples)

2011, mechanical pencil on white Canson paper, 16,5 x 11,8 inches

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Arena (Série) -Wembley (Londres)
Arena (Série) -Wembley (Londres)

2009, mechanical pencil on white Canson paper, 16,5 x 11,8 inches

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L'exploration
L'exploration

2011, mechanical pencil on cut and assembled white Canson paper, 216,5 x 86,6 inches

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La Bataille
La Bataille

2011, mechanical pencil on white Canson paper, 94,4 x 16,5 inches

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Vanités (series) - Usine
Vanités (series) - Usine

2010, instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions

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Vanités (series) - Drapeau
Vanités (series) - Drapeau

2010, instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions

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Natures Mortes (series) - Diligence
Natures Mortes (series) - Diligence

2010, melted plastic, variable dimensions

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Natures Mortes (series) - Palmiers
Natures Mortes (series) - Palmiers

2010, melted plastic, variable dimensions

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His works, drawings or sculptures represent portions of isolated and anachronistic territories, or even thoughts and introspections related to everyday situations.

Thus, Arena is a serie of pencil drawings done in an axonometric view, about stadiums - monumental buildings here disguised as cathedrals, in industries or colonized by fortifications. Another series, 'Natures Mortes', is literally "patties" of small plastic figures, melted and tangled into each other in a shapeless mass. Finally, 'Vanités' is a series of instant coffee drawings on saucers, naive and automatic representations of his thoughts and daily concerns.

The artistic practice of Géraud Soulhiol, his universe that mixes drawing, crafts and cooking as much as innocent funny activities has a strong bond with his childhood, when everything seems possible, where the discovery, combining exploration and imagination, which translates rainy days - days of boredom - by creating makeshift universe or drawn and sets of fantasized actions. But make no mistake, even if the works of Géraud Soulhiol seem naive and innocent at first glance, you enter it as a museum of an extinct or parallel civilization to our world. Here we fly over the ruins of fantastic and depopulated landscapes, colonized and changed by religion or war industry. Technology is replacing nature and the animal world is being transformed into a charnel mutant.

Géraud Soulhiol  just sees it since he creates a universe that exists  only in his imagination. These heterotopias, if they refer to the nostalgic innocence of childhood when war is a game, are especially pretexts for staging. They are a narrative starting point that invites us to go to look into the labyrinthine he proposed for us to also explore.

 

(“Psychogéographies imaginaires“, Pierre Malachin)