Interview: Aurélien Guiho
Luca Curci talks with Aurélien Guiho during MIXING IDENTITIES, the third appointment of CANVAS International Art Fair, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.
The number, identified as the language specific to the consumer society of everyday life, where the consumer passively experiences the advertising of the product. The artist 121185129514 asks the liveliness of the public to understand and translate this coding. Questions about mass consumption, the object body, or even the environment evolve through the number, multiplied, accumulated, superimposed, deconstructed, stripped, etc… It is always a question of questioning the energy and economic needs of our contemporary societies and visualizing their challenges, industrial and ecological, which result from production methods. The artist uses various techniques and materials such as a 3D pencil, a category bringing together the aesthetic activities of the manipulation of plastic shapes and volumes like sculpture.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Aurélien Guiho – Essentially, it is a way of life, a vital need, it’s through this intermediary of the word in three letters “ART” that I can express my world views. It is a universal language through multiple media.
LC – What are you currently working on?
AG – I am currently working on a sculpture called “THE MATRIX” made in 3D pencil, a bust with a female silhouette in cyan, magenta, yellow and black, wanting to extricate themselves from a Canon desktop printer.
LC – What is the role of the artist in society? What about contemporary art?
AG – For me, the Artist must present futuristic visions and perhaps also turned towards the future… He must also criticize and caricature the reality to awaken a population hypnotized by the rhythm of life.
LC – What does your creative process look like?
AG – I think that the creative process must be mysterious like that of a magician.
LC – What artistic themes do you pursue? What is your favourite subject, if there is any?
AG – I am continuing the theme Artistic Symbolizing the hypothesis that the invention of artificial intelligence would trigger a surge in technological growth that would induce unpredictable changes in human society.
LC – Can you explain something about the works of art you have in our exhibition?
AG – I exhibited a work, “Artificial Intelligence”, and in this creation, worked in 3D pencil on a printed circuit board, I wanted to produce the machines capable of simulating intelligence.
LC – Do you think that ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
AG – I think ITSLIQUID GROUP can present an opportunity for artists.
LC – Did you like to cooperate with us?
AG – I really enjoyed interacting with the different people by email, you were always accessible and very responsive and very professional.