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2019 © Marc-Antoine Goulard (All rights reserved and designs protected)  Photos credits:  MAG by Cecile Faure, mcecilefaure@gmail.com Photos paintings by Paul Krokos, paul@paulkrokos.com

Statement

I have complex and lifelong ties to expressive media and abstract artistic forms. Trained as a concert musician, my knowledge of jazz composition provided the platform for my transition into the visual arts and my expression as a painter and a designer.

My work is dependent on design fundamentals: form, colour, and composition, and I believe the most complex emotions can be evoked from the simplest forms. I explore the intimate relationship between nature, art, and modernist ideas in musical composition.

I draw inspiration for my paintings directly from nature; rather than re-creating a landscape on a canvas, I aim to express its energy and essence. Where some people see places and things, I am stimulated by light, form, and emotional response to my surroundings. Sometimes my paintings contain elements that are almost recognisable, although

I often make the decision to obscure certain attributes, pushing the final image further toward abstraction. The varying colours and subtle network of shadows and light that are revealed through the layers project a sense of atmosphere and tension that draws the viewer into the mystical and mysterious. At this point, it is my hope that what begins as a visual experience transcends to a deeper emotional journey. Following my residency at the Josef Albers Foundation in 2006, I started to conceive some sculpture and objects. As a child

I was building theatre sets and abstract sculptures; one of my first visual art experience beside painting. I have always been fascinated by the way we occupied a space and surround ourself with object and furniture. When gazing in nature, forest, mountain, desert, ocean or anywhere on the planet straight line or any kinds of angles existed;

(I find it fascinating somehow we had to put ourself into boxes. Be in square spaces.) Somehow it is a humain invention.  For my designs, rather than do some studies and research, I directly draw my inspiration from the 5 éléments. The series “the Wave” has a reference of water. The pieces mostly contain curves which do refer to the seascape. It is the smoothness of a calm ocean I wanted to reproduce. The table and finishing referred to the earth; shape and tone of certain dry and warm landscape.  

I simply resource myself in nature. I will spend a lot of time looking and be with the environment. Then I let the element float in my head and start to shape images, forms and tones. That is the first among many step on how I create my designs.

Marc-Antoine Goulard 2019 

Marc-Antoine Goulard

 

was born in Neuilly sur Seine, France, in 1964. Growing up in Paris, he began playing the flute at a young age and went on to train as a concert musician at the Conservatoire, where he graduated.

Goulard arrived in America in 1984 to take up the saxophone and continue his studies in jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. However while music, with its foundation of tone and composition, provided him the means for expression, it would ultimately be in painting that Goulard found his creative voice.

At last, with the intention of starting his career as a painter, Goulard began traveling regularly to New York City to meet with other artists and visit museums and galleries. Early influences included such visionaries as Mark Rothko, Antoni Tàpies, and Nicholas de Staël, who, interestingly, was an ardent lover of music and drew inspiration from musical performances. Continuing to study and refine his craft, Goulard first saw his work exhibited in Boston in 1987.

The next year, Goulard moved to New York City, where he began work on a series of figurative, large-format oil paintings on canvas. Born out of this exploration, his style began to evolve into looser and more abstracted narratives that often combined landscape with figuration. He also began to experiment with different materials and techniques. From 1987 until 2005, Goulard remained in New York and exhibited extensively in galleries in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Paris, establishing a collector base.  

In 2006, he was granted a residency from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut. This experience was a turn into his creative process.

 

Michele Karas ( New York )

OIL PAINTINGS        

        Rather to define my work by the line, it is by the colour that I compose my paintings. My work is dependent on design fundamentals: form, colour, and composition, and I believe the most complex emotions can be evoked from the simplest forms. My style explores the intimate relationship between nature, modernist ideas in visual art and musical composition. 

        The physical act of applying very fine layers of paint, works to reveal a natural harmony between the tool and medium. The varying colours and subtle network of shadows and light that are revealed through the layers project a sense of atmosphere and tension that draws the viewer into the mystical and mysterious. At this point, it is my hope that what begins as a visual experience transcends to a deeper emotional journey. 

        I am stimulated by light, form, and emotional response to my surroundings. Sometimes my paintings contain elements that are almost recognizable, although I often make the decision to obscure certain attributes, pushing the final image further toward abstraction.

“ THE WAVE ”

                                      

   "The Wave" is the result of a long work process combined with a childhood memory. Everything started as a child gazing at the waves in the Atlantic ocean. I was hypnotised with the perpetual surf and swell of the sea. I couldn’t get my eyes off this magnificent spectacle. Getting tipsy from it, I was then able to let my imagination and body float in levitation. With my ears under the water, I was just there: weightless, living in the moment, with a sense of freedom. All the models have the same source of inspiration.

                                To capture physically these moments into an object that reflects a feeling, has been challenging. After many drawings and models, I could not get close enough to the feeling I experienced from the sea. The inspiration was there, but I wasn’t able to express it. I then decided to stop trying and let go: to just be that child floating in the moving waves.  A single line came along, with a piece of charcoal on my drawing pad. From that point, I was able to superpose another curve, each component (segment) supporting one another. That’s how "The Wave" collection was born.

                                Together the four elements become inseparable and cannot be dissociated. The gap between each line refers to space, air and oxygen. The intention is to have a sculpture which loses its sense of dimensions in a space, but fits in the habitat. Lying down, the person embodies the piece, bringing a warm feeling of being lifted and floating in the air. Every model are custom-made, size and material varies on the accordance of the environment.

Depending on the situation shades will vary as well. As an example: to add some red pigment in a charcoal patina will make the entire piece go from black to purple depending on the orientation of the sun and the seasons. Looking at it from different angles, the tone and perspective will constantly change.

RESUMER

 

2019.    The Minster Gallery, Winchester, UK.

2018.    Josephine Clavel Project, London, UK.

             The Minster Gallery, Winchester, UK.

            “Art and Design Fair”, Chicago, (Bruno Framont, CT)

2017.   ESPACE 52, Saint-Sulpice, VD, Switzerland.

            AD2021, Boston, MA, USA.

            Galerie, Marie Demange, Bruxelles, Belgique.

2016.   The Box Gallery, London UK

            Ron Cavalier, Nantucket, MA, USA.

            The Armory show, Bruno Framont Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA.

 

2015.   Espace 52, Saint-Sulpice, VD, Switzerland.

            The Armory show, Bruno Framont Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA.

            The Minster gallery, Winchester, UK.

            Galerie, Marie Demange, Bruxelles, Belgique. 

            Wallace Hall, Bruno Framont Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA.

2014.   Espace 52, Saint-Sulpice, VD, Switzerland.

            The Armory show, Bruno Framont Gallery, New York, USA.

 

2013.   The Contemporary art Gallery, Brissot, Paris France.

            The Armory show , Bruno Framont Gallery, New York, USA.

            The Minster Gallery Winchester, UK.

            Bruno Framont CT, USA.

            Ruth Morpeth Gallery NJ, USA.

            Galerie Guy Flichy Paris , France.

  

2012.   "Musée du Sénat", jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France. 

            The Armory show , Bruno Framont Gallery, New York, USA.

            Galerie Guy Flichy Paris , France.

            The Contemporary art Gallery Brissot Paris, France.

            Ron Cavalier Nantucket, MA, USA.

            The Minster Gallery Winchester, UK.

            Cynthia Corbett Gallery London, UK.

            Bruno Framont CT, USA.

2011.   The Contemporary art Gallery Brissot Paris, France.

            Galerie Guy Flichy Paris , France.

            Cynthia Corbett Gallery London, UK.

            Bruno Framont Gallery Greenwich, CT, US.

            Ruth Morpeth Gallery New Jersey, USA.

                        

2010.   The Contemporary art Gallery Brissot Paris, France.

            Ruth Morpeth Gallery New Jersey, USA.

            Galerie “ Frank-Pierre Lairaud “, Biarritz, France.

 

2009.   Ruth Morpeth Gallery New Jersey, USA.

            William Turner Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

            The Contemporary art Gallery Brissot Paris, France.

            Diamante Gallery Carmel, Californie, USA.

 

2008.    Jonathan Shorr Gallery New York, NY, USA.

             Ruth Morpeth Gallery New Jersey, USA.

             Galerie “ Brissot & Linz ” Paris, France.

 

2007.     Diamante Gallery Carmel, Californie, USA.

              Galerie “ Brissot & Linz ” Paris, France.

              Ruth Morpeth Gallery ” New Jersey, USA.

 

2006.     Groupe Rothschild  22, ave Matignon, Paris, France.

              Diamante Gallery Carmel, Californie, USA.

              ADM Project Gallery Hollywood, Californie, USA.

 

2005.      WilliamTurner Santa Monica, LA, CA, USA.

               Galerie “ Valeurs d’Arts ” Paris, France.

               Diamante Gallery Carmel, Californie, USA.

               Paul Labrecque Gallery New York, NY, USA.

 

2004.       United Nations, New York, NY, USA.

2003.       Galerie “ FIAF, Aliance Française ” New York, NY, USA.

2002.       Galerie “ Choiseul ” Paris, France.

2001.       Dumbo Brooklyn,  NY, USA.

2000.       Here Gallery New York, NY, USA.

1999.       Here Gallery New York, NY, USA.

1998.       Galerie “AI & Gallery” Salisbury, NY, USA.

                Highland Cultural Center Ossewego, NY, USA.

                3rd Street Gallery Philadelphia, PA, USA.

                Art in General New York, NY, USA.

1997.       East Wing French Library, Columbia University, NY, USA.

1995.       Main Line Center Haverford, PA, USA.

1992.       Galerie “Mise en Scène” Versailles, France.

1990.       Galerie “Interior Mode “ Boston, MA, USA.

1989.       Tackaberry Gallery” New-Port, RI, USA.

                Galerie “Mise en Scène” Versailles, France.

Education:

      

1990.        New School, Graphic, New-York.

1987.        Berklee College of Music, Jazz Composition, Saxophone, Boston.

1985.        Beaux Arts de Paris, Art History, Paris, France

1983.        Conservatoire de Musique, Flûte, Reuil-Malmaison,Paris, France.