Guillaume Cornet - Elephants In Hong Kong
Organised by the gallery ODD ONE OUT, the art exhibition ‘Elephants in Hong Kong’ of the London-via-Paris artist Guillaume Cornet (aka Mr Guil) will be held between 18 March and 20 April.
Guil’s cityscapes capture elements of life rather than people. After visiting South America and witnessing the activity within the communities in the favelas, Guil returned to London and set out to create his own vision of cities like London, Paris & New York. The clothes hanging from a window, the couple arguing in the kitchen, Guil’s work captures the theatre of everyday life in an interesting, intimate and at times, hilarious way.
Screen printed in monochrome but hand coloured, each piece is truly unique and reflects the mood and season of the artist, each artwork may takes over 100 hours of colouring. Using very traditional methods with very little reliance on technology, Guil’s ensures that his work maintains as much character as possible.
Mr Guil is excited to come to Hong Kong and unveil artwork featuring Hong Kong cityscapes for the very first time. Guil’s work featuring Hong Kong perfectly captures the smells, sounds and characters we experience on a daily basis. Mr Guil will be in attendance at the exhibition opening on the 18th of March at ODD ONE OUT, starting at 7pm. The show will run until 20th of April.
Address of ODD ONE OUT:
G/F 14 St Francis Street
Gallery opens everyday from 12:00pm to 7:30pm
For additional information, please contact Phemie at +852 25293955 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guillaume Cornet aka "Mr Guil" is an artist working with illustration and painting, exploring notions of abstract geometry, influenced by surreal perspectives plus architecture, to construct sometimes monochrome but mostly colourful and vibrant visual spaces. His works tends to be filled with intricate characters positioning themselves in unexpected geometrical environments. Creating a humorous visual language, he frequently depicts unusual and bizarre situations. “As an Illustrator, I have always worked with Characters/Creatures to communicate my inner thoughts, ideas, emotions and situations. At some point I wanted to create an environment
for my creatures to grow, a place where I could let my imagination conquer the entire paper! I decided to push my limits by combining large format illustration, with extreme detail and precision. Uniting the things in life that inspire me the most: Places + People. ! Most of the Cityscape and Favela Series are inspired by densely populated areas from cities which I have visited in South America, along with my personal experience from cities where I have lived and worked: Paris, London, Lima and Barcelona. The Characters are based on people and situations I come across in
my daily life. But also by unusual sounds, objects, misunderstandings and the world which revolves around me.
In this digital world I have always preferred to work with traditional techniques and
analogue processes. Making each piece of work unique and keeping a close contact with the material through each stage of the creative process.”
Selected Exhibitions of Guillaume Cornet:
2016 “Elephants In Hong Kong”, ODD ONE OUT Gallery, HK
2016 "Visions and Voices", New York University Windows Gallery, NYU Skirball Center for the
Performing Arts along with DECORAZON Gallery
2015 "Where in the World?", Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra CA, USA
2015 AAF London Battersea, Decorazon Gallery
2015 We Build This City, London
2015 Solo Show, Galerie Jamault Paris
2015 AAF Hong Kong, Decorazon Gallery
2015 AAF New York (Spring), Decorazon Gallery
2015 Art Edition 2015, Hong Kong, Odd One Out Gallery
2015 Asia Contemporary (Spring), Hong Kong, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF London Battersea, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF Mexico city, Decorazon Gallery
2014 The Tunnel, New York with Decorazon Gallery
2014 Group Show, Hooloon Art Gallery, Philadelphia
2014 Hands-On, Odd One Out, Hong Kong
2014 AAF London Hampstead, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF Singapore, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF New York, Decorazon Gallery
2014 Print Club Gallery, London