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Christophe Houllier

Joined Artfinder: Feb. 2020

Artworks for sale: 14

France

About Christophe Houllier

 
 
  • Biography
    Born in 1972, in the north of France, the art adventure begins in early childhood, where a school drawing takes on another dimension through this childish anecdote: a cloud is not a white task. It has volume, nuances. The "flat" designs take shape. Drawing lessons make sense: understanding the anatomy of a body and trying to reproduce its curves, trying to always answer in a particular way to a given subject, discovering the great artists who made history ... The artistic path is no longer in doubt: after studying Plastic Arts, then Cinema-Audiovisual, it is the entrance to the Art Superior School, specialized in graphic design. There the discovery of modern art deepens with the meeting of abstract art. Classically trained, it is incomprehension but also attraction. The practice of painting is an ordeal. The question of the subject is constantly asked ... I became a multimedia professional for the next 20 years, I held various positions of artistic direction in visual communication to then create two companies, one in video games and another in 3D applications. In painting, after a few tries during this entire period, it is at the beginning of 2018 that it becomes necessary. I moult. The creative gives way to the artist with a desire to take up questions that have been buried for too long. Abstract painting becomes obvious for the exposure of emotions and mind, a quest for authenticity in the exchange with the Other, after no sense of 20 years activity. But 20 years in creation and trying to keep a personal expression. An experience which unquestionably participates in today's creation, where painting is action. Take up the question of existence. A painting as an instrument of intuition, an expression of the body to bring awareness of propositions: Questioning God, listening to the wisdom of our nature, sublimating the pain ... and always thanking life. Painting is an offering to honor. We do it as something sacred, in search of what the mystery of gestures, silence, forms says, beyond all academicism, all learning other than what experience constructs. Through four collections today, Cosmogonies, Abyss, Archetypes and Fragments, it is a journey where the mind changes, where art liberates. The subject is erased to search for it in the exercise. Bring a presence in artworks. To be in the painting until it gets lost; scratching, tearing, taking off to return to the source and, strong of this past, tracing, covering and sticking until the convergence of all these moments. This story will then continue beyond the painter ...
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  • Education

    1993 - 1996

    Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Cambrai

    1989 - 1992

    Lycée Henri Darras

  • Awards

    2019

    Abstraction Prize

    Loire's School

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    2019

    Jury Prize

    Le-Perray-en-Yvelines Exhibition, France
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Art & Chapels

    Dates: June 28, 2020 - Aug. 24, 2020

    Venue: Chapelle de Saint-Lézin, Saint-Lézin, France

    Each of 6 artists have to invest a chapel. I'm creating especially for this place.

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    Previous events

    Event: Salon des artistes

    Dates: Feb. 15, 2020 - March 15, 2020

    Venue: Les Herbiers, France

    Exhibition of three artworks during 1 month in the Castle of Chardelay.

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Education

1993 - 1996

Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Cambrai

1989 - 1992

Lycée Henri Darras


Awards

2019

Abstraction Prize

Loire's School

Show more awardsHide

2019

Jury Prize

Le-Perray-en-Yvelines Exhibition, France

Upcoming events

Event: Art & Chapels

Dates: June 28, 2020 - Aug. 24, 2020

Venue: Chapelle de Saint-Lézin, Saint-Lézin, France

Each of 6 artists have to invest a chapel. I'm creating especially for this place.

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Salon des artistes

Dates: Feb. 15, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Venue: Les Herbiers, France

Exhibition of three artworks during 1 month in the Castle of Chardelay.


 

Biography

Born in 1972, in the north of France, the art adventure begins in early childhood, where a school drawing takes on another dimension through this childish anecdote: a cloud is not a white task. It has volume, nuances. The "flat" designs take shape. Drawing lessons make sense: understanding the anatomy of a body and trying to reproduce its curves, trying to always answer in a particular way to a given subject, discovering the great artists who made history ... The artistic path is no longer in doubt: after studying Plastic Arts, then Cinema-Audiovisual, it is the entrance to the Art Superior School, specialized in graphic design. There the discovery of modern art deepens with the meeting of abstract art. Classically trained, it is incomprehension but also attraction. The practice of painting is an ordeal. The question of the subject is constantly asked ... I became a multimedia professional for the next 20 years, I held various positions of artistic direction in visual communication to then create two companies, one in video games and another in 3D applications. In painting, after a few tries during this entire period, it is at the beginning of 2018 that it becomes necessary. I moult. The creative gives way to the artist with a desire to take up questions that have been buried for too long. Abstract painting becomes obvious for the exposure of emotions and mind, a quest for authenticity in the exchange with the Other, after no sense of 20 years activity. But 20 years in creation and trying to keep a personal expression. An experience which unquestionably participates in today's creation, where painting is action. Take up the question of existence. A painting as an instrument of intuition, an expression of the body to bring awareness of propositions: Questioning God, listening to the wisdom of our nature, sublimating the pain ... and always thanking life. Painting is an offering to honor. We do it as something sacred, in search of what the mystery of gestures, silence, forms says, beyond all academicism, all learning other than what experience constructs. Through four collections today, Cosmogonies, Abyss, Archetypes and Fragments, it is a journey where the mind changes, where art liberates. The subject is erased to search for it in the exercise. Bring a presence in artworks. To be in the painting until it gets lost; scratching, tearing, taking off to return to the source and, strong of this past, tracing, covering and sticking until the convergence of all these moments. This story will then continue beyond the painter ...
 
 
 
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