J+ 721 - Gaëtan de Séguin
Artist: Gaëtan de Séguin
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 150 x 150 cm
Gaëtan de Seguin (French, b.1971) is a Contemporary painter, born in Montpellier, France. After graduating from school and completing his military service, he studied art in Paris at ESAG Penninghen. Over the course of his career, de Seguin’s works have evolved from abstraction towards figuration, which he continues to develop to this day. His work has been exhibited throughout France, including at Château de la Motte in Narbonne, Galerie La Paix in Sélestat, and Château de Flaugergues in Montpellier, among others.
His paintings are figurative works, with an abstract character. The various colors highlight that not one person is the same, and celebrates this individuality in contemporary and elegant way.
"Gaëtan de Séguin paints crowds. His crowds are made up with a multitude of silhouettes, all of them almost identical but also singular. Beings who, by the action of the painting itself, become patterns. Recurrent, haunting, swarming, building a new life, a new being. Sometimes the silhouette, peculiar and mute, escapes from the crowd but never finds its salvation. On its own, passing by its keens without ever comprehending them. Multitude and unique, anonymity and privacy, silence and noise. There is a bit of all this gathering into Gaëtan’s painting, a painting of the plural singular."