Guillaume Boulley

France, 1987

Guillaume Boulley lives and works in Dijon, France. His connection with the AC4CA began in 2010, when he spent nine months in Australia, on an exchange program with Curtin University. Shortly after, Boulley graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Dijon, in 2011, and he has exhibited with colleagues and independently ever since. He worked on the production of AC4CA wall paintings in Fremantle, Australia and Hégenheim, France in 2012. After that experience, he was invited by Daniel Göttin and Gerda Maise to mount a solo exhibition of new paintings in Basel, Switzerland.

Boulley’s work reflects on the status of painting, particularly through the questions of colour and support. His palette draws from established visual codes like those used in road signage, industry and advertising. Critically, he works between the abstract tradition of painting and something more current; the sense of the building of the painting. As such, he considers both the canvas on the stretcher and the wall, asserting an equivalence between the two – exploring what he calls the paint space and the paint in the space.