Interview: Guy Delaroque
Luca Curci talks with Guy Delaroque during OUT OF BALANCE, second appointment of CANVAS International Art Fair, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.
The artist paints acrylic on canvas, complying with the requirements of simplifying volumes. Lines, curves, flat areas in black and white appear like faces or shapes transformed in their own flesh into open fields. The viewer remains free to interpret those perfect abstractions. Though this free interpretation process creates confusion, contradiction and aims to a visual shock. Black and white only increases secrecy. Between light, truth, beauty, dreams and love, he participates in the invisible, the hidden, the elusive, the unknown. That duality underlines a kind of temporal suspension where anything can arise: a space, a silence, a magical den where everything is created. Guy Delaroque re-enchants the painting so that we see it as a presence, a tangible trace. Our gaze focuses on the process of creation itself, guided by the impulse and the energy of the artist.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Guy Delaroque – My background are the Pyrenees, where I live. A life breaking and the beauty have influenced my work.
LC – What are you currently working on?
GD – I’m currently working about wild nature.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
GD – I find my inspiration in high mountains.
LC – What is your creative process like?
GD – My creative process is like a cyclone.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
GD – I pursue minimal and mystic art and my preferred subject is Life.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival?
GD – I think that the concept of the festival is interesting.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
GD – My works are preexisting ones that I decided to present in this exhibition.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
GD – Yes, I think ITSLIQUID GROUP represents an opportunity for many artists.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
GD – My idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP is that it is avant-garde.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
GD – Yes, I enjoyed cooperating with you.