Memento Art Exhibition

Discover the paintings of Guillaume Toumanian in the historical cellar of Château d'Issan

Art & Culture
Start date
June 07, 2017
End date
July 27, 2017
Multiple days

For its 5th summer art exhibition, Château d'Issan hosts Guillaume Toumanian's "Memento" paintings exhibition from June 8 to July 28, 2017.

In his paintings, Guillaume Toumanian seeks to bring out evanescent in-motion images, in a quest of rhythm between substance and more opaque and translucent units - sorts of breaks in the enigmatic tumult of his gestural paintings. If photographs are used on a daily basis for the works, Guillaume Toumanian pushes them away in order to let a powerful painting spring out, stretched forward and backward, between reality and fantasy.

A call for contemplation and for introspection, figurative abstractions of Guillaume Toumanian bring up some paradises, lost somewhere between heaven and earth, presence and absence, apparitions and light-dispersing figures structures by tiny light dots. Both peaceful and overwhelming, Guillaume Toumanian's intense painting has to be looked and felt even more that is has to be explained. That will eventually happen when one accepts to confront themselves with it with abandonment, recognise mixed memories and let go on emotions.

Turning point in the carreer of Guillaume Toumanian as well as in the position of Château d'Issan as a major art place, the "Memento" exhibition, organised during Vinexpo, will receive Pascale Dewambrechies on Tuesday, June 13 for a reading and dedication meeting of her second novel, Juste la lumière (Editions Passiflore).

Useful information:

  • Exhibition presented from June 8 to July 28, 2017
  • Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m and by appointment on weekends.

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