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GÉRAUD SOULHIOL

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Territoire des Stades, 2013, photomontage printed on adhesive PVC, 134 x 95 in




I've built such beautiful castles that ruins  will be enough to me
Jules Renard


His works , drawings or sculptures represent portions of isolated and anachronistic territories, or even thoughts and introspections related to everyday situations. Thus, Arena is a serie of pencil drawings done in an axonometric view , about stadiums - monumental buildings here disguised as cathedrals, in industries or colonized by fortifications. Another serie, Natures Mortes is literally " patties " of small plastic figures , melted and tangled into each other in a shapeless mass. Finally, Vanités is a serie of instant coffee drawings on saucers , naive and automatic representations of his thoughts and daily concerns.
The artistic practice of Géraud Soulhiol, his universe that mixes drawing , crafts and cooking as much innocent fun activities has a strong bond with his childhood, when everything is possible, where the discovery combining exploration and imagination , which translates rainy days - days of boredom - by creating makeshift universe or drawn and sets of fantasized actions. But make no mistake, even if the works of Géraud Soulhiol seem naive and innocent at first glance , you enter it as a museum of an extinct or parallel civilization to our world. Here we fly over the ruins of fantastic and depopulated landscapes, colonized and changed by religion or war industry. Technology is replacing the nature and the animal world is transforming into a charnel mutant.
Géraud Soulhiol  just sees it since he creates a universe that exist only in his imagination. These heterotopias, if they refer to the nostalgic innocence of childhood when war is a game, are especially pretexts for staging. They are a narrative starting point that invites us to go to look the labyrinthine he proposed for us to also explore.

(“Psychogéographies imaginaires“, Pierre Malachin)



STADE - CATHEDRALE, 2012
Model assembly (wood, plastic, resin, metal), 8 x 8 x 4 in



Stade-Cathédrale, 2013, Model assembly (wood, plastic, resin, metal), 8 x 8 x 4 in

HUIT HECTARES QUARANTE-SIX (Series), 2014
Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
Huit Hectares Quarante-Six (Série) - #4, 2014, Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
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#5

LES CLÔTURES (Diptych), 2014
Watercolor and Mechanical pencil on white Canson, 20 x 16 in and 12 x 12 in

Les Clôtures (dyptich) 2014, Watercolor and Mechanical pencil on white Canson, 20 x 16 in and 12 x 12 in



LE PAYSAGE CLOS, 2014
Watercolor and Mechanical pencil on white Canson, 16 x 16 in

Le Paysage clos, 2014, Watercolor and mechanical pencil on white Canson, 16 x 16 in

TERRE! (Series), 2014-2016
Watercolor and mechanical-pencil on white Canson, variable dimensions


                                                                           Terre! (Series) - Le Moulin, 2014, mechanical - pencil and watercolor, 24 x 20 




                                                                             Terre! (Series) - Londres, 2015, mechanical - pencil and watercolor, 24 x 20 in


Terre! (Série) - La Citadelle, 2014, Porte-mine et aquarelle, dimensions variables

Terre! (Série) - Les Tours, 2014, Porte-mine et aquarelle, dimensions variables

Terre! (Série) - Les Grues, 2014, Porte-mine et aquarelle, dimensions variables

Terre! (Série) - Les Roues, 2014, Watercolor and Mechanical pencil on white Cansonvariable dimensions 



HUBLOT #1, 2013
Video installation, black cover, variable dimensions
Hublot #1, 2013, Video installation,  black cover, variable dimensions




Projet Arena - Contre-Stade Vélodôrme, 2013, 3D prints, 12 x 11 x 2 in



Projet Arena - Tour Colisée, 2013, 3D prints, 12 x 11 x 2 in


Projet Arena - Contre-stade pyramide, 2013, 3D prints, 12 x 13 x 5 in

Projet Arena, 2016, holographic installation, 3D print structure, Ipad 2, protective screen for Ipad pro, USB light, loop video
9 x 12 x 14 in
TERRITOIRE DES STADES, 2013
Google Earth photomontage (digital print and wood), 63 x 47 in

Territoire des Stades, 2013, Photomontage Google Earth (digital print, wood), 63 x 47 in


DERBY (Series), 2013
6 Laminated photomontages on aluminium Dibond, 12 x 12 in

Derby (series), 2013, 6 laminated photomontages on aluminium Dibond, 12 x 12 in



Buenos Aires (Derby series(détail), 2013, laminated photomontage on aluminium Dibond, 12 x 12 in


GRATTE-CIEL, 2013
30 laminated photomontage on aluminium Dibond, 7 x 10 in each
Gratte-ciel, 2013, 30 laminated photomontage on aluminium Dibond, 7 x 10 in




Gratte-ciel (detail)2013, 30 laminated photomontage on aluminium Dibond, 7 x 10 in each



LA VUE (Series), 2012-2013
Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
La Vue (series) - Cuirassé, 2012
La Vue (series) - Mollusque, 2012
La Vue (series) - Monstre marin, 2012
La Vue (series) - Tour, 2012
BOSQUET (Series), 2012
Critérium 0.3 B onCanson paper, variable dimensions
 
Bosquet (series) - Bosquet 3, 2012, Criterium B on white Canson, 12x 12 in
Bosquet (Série) - Bosquet 4,2012, Criterium B on white Canson, 12x 12 in
Bosquet (Série) - Bosquet 2,2012, Criterium B on white Canson, 12x 12 in
Bosquet (Série) - Bosquet 1,Criterium B on white Canson, 31 x 31 cm

ARENA (Série), 2011
Critérium 0.3 B on white Canson, 16 x 12 in
Arena (series) - San Paolo (Naples), 2011, Criterium B on white Canson, 16 x 12 in
Arena (series) - Giuseppe Meazza (milan), 2010, Critérium 0.3 B on white Canson, 16 x 12 in
Parc des Princes (Paris) 2010 (detail)
Arena (series) -Wembley (Londres), 2009, Criterium B on white Canson, 42 x 30 cm
Arena (series) - Old Trafford (Manchester), 2009, Critérium 0.3 B on white Canson, 16 x 12 in

L'EXPLORATION, 2011
Drawing, critérium 0.3 B on white Canson, cut and assemblied, 216 x 86 in
L'exploration, 2011, Drawing, critérium 0.3 B on white Canson, cut and assemblied, 216 x 86 in
L'exploration, 2011 (detail)

LA BATAILLE, 2011
Critérium 0.3 B on white Canson, 94 x 16 in


La Bataille, 2011, Criterium B on white Canson94 x 16 in
La Bataille, 2011 (detail)
La Bataille, 2011 (detail)

VANITÉS (Série), 2010
Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions


Vanités (series) - Usine, 2010, Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
Vanités (series) - Drapeau, 2010, Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
Vanités (series) - Hirst, 2011,, Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
Vanités (series) - Mano de dios, 2011 , Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
Vanités (series) - Monde, 2009, Instant coffee on porcelain saucers, variable dimensions
NATURES MORTES (Series), 2010
Melt plastic, variable dimensions
Natures Mortes (series) - Diligence, 2010, melt plastic, variable dimensions 
Natures Mortes (Série) - Girafe, 2010,melt plastic, variable dimensions 
Natures Mortes (series) - Palmiers, 2010, melt plastic, dimensions variables
Natures Mortes (series) - Prairie, 2010,melt plastic, variable dimensions 
Natures Mortes (series) - Vache, 2010, melt plastic, variable dimensions 

LA FORÊT, 2007
Series of 130 drawings, critérium 0.5 B on white Canson paper, 8 x 16 in
La Forêt, 2007, series of 130 drawings, Critérium  B on white Canson, 8 x 40 in each
La Forêt, 2007 (detail)
La Forêt, 2007 (detail)
La Forêt, 2007 (eétail)
La Forêt, 2007 (detail)
La Forêt, 2007 (detail)