New images by Céline Guichard

Céline Guichard just sent over some new images to share.  She lives and works in Angoulême, France where she has participated in various exhibitions and artist residencies.  Her new monograph, De L’ Amour was recently published in a limited edtion by Strane Dizioni, and she is currently working on a new graphic novel.

I asked about her process and influences and this was her reply (translated from French):

My pictures always born of a first stage of simple design, mostly in pen and ink, on very white paper.  Then I reworked my drawings in photoshop, collage, color, filters …
I rarely draw from nature. I have in my head a bank of images and forms that I transcribed so distorted and it is precisely this transcription, these deformations, which interest me. I like the asymmetry and imbalance, the monstrous, grotesque …

When you asked me about my tastes, I mention Toshio Saeki, the canvas “Mr and Mrs Andrews’ by Thomas Gainsboroug, the “Caprichos” by Goya and Lucien Freud, which have in common have nothing to do with my world vision. But my real references are made in literature, film and personal. I draw on my memories of childhood in the countryside, in my obsession for the human and animal biology, the abnormality, the world of dream, transgression …

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I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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