Posted by CHRIS on August 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Guillaume Janot is a French artist. Born in 1966, he graduated from Ecole des Beaux-arts de Nancy in 1992. He currently teaches at the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Lyon, where he heads the photography department. His most recent exhibitions include shows at la Vireina, Centro de la imatje, Barcelona in 2012, Voies-Off Gallery, Arles in 2011, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris in 2010, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Strasbourg (Sylvio Perlstein collection) in 2010, and Art Beijing Fair in 2010.
Exhibition runs from September 1 to November 11, 2012
Venue: Imagine Gallery, XiangXiang Hualang, No.8 Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangyingdonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sun, 10:30am-5:30pm
Guillaume Janot’s photographic practice is mainly related to travel and movement and his work oscillates between document and fiction. In his photographic project Ecostream, begun in 2006; he explores constructed environments, and displaced landscapes. From Disneyland to the Sydney Botanical Gardens, from Beijing parks to the Zoo de Vincennes, the world of images that make up this corpus is that of delocalized and fabricated spaces with a strong artificial dimension, whose use is essentially dedicated to leisure. The Concrete series, realized in 2011, consists of a set of photographs of trees built in concrete. These fake trees are located in a somewhat forgotten theme park in Northern Beijing. Also shot in Beijing, the Welcome Home series was taken in the IKEA store between 2010 and 2011.