William Guillon’s main influences are strong artistic movements, often dark and filled with modern melancholy. Obsessed with a futuristic dystopic vision, the issues he adresses are always loaded with his attraction for a strong imagery. Beyond his influences, he has always been driven by his love for noble materials, raw materials to work on and embellish without altering them. Always valuing handicraft work, his objects are designed as high quality products, without ever compromising the aesthetics for the easy option.
After five years of studies to become an Art Director, four of which were spent creating lightings, William has finally set up his personal project with, as a basis, a reflexion around black and darkness. His interest for luminous objects was indeed born of a desire to carve this darkness with light as if it were a pure and precious material. Radical and elegant, his first collection, “Collapse”, was built around the notions of balance and power. It goes into a very topical thematic which is the aesthetics of Crisis, and interprets this feeling of imbalance, fall, tension, collapse which is part of daily life in this early 21st Century.
Le Bon Marché - sept. 2017
Tools Galerie (Paris 75007) - sept. 2016
https://kolkhoze.fr/ - sept. 2016