artist and party organizer at his studio and exhibition at La Placette, Lausanne
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Here is a whole new section on WFW. It’s called ‘studio visit’, and – as its name suggests – it features studios and spaces of doers in Switzerland, I really hope you like it!
Last week I went to visit the studio of SAMSON GUYOMARD, a French artist based in Lausanne who works broadly across a range of fields that reach from design, to installations and music projects.
SAMSON GUYOMARD appears as if he doesn’t think much of rules and that he just spontaneously adapts his ideas with a minimum of parameters and elements. Since a few years, his work is concerned with craftsmanship and an interest in making objects that have an aesthetic force. And yet he doesn’t collapse into pure aestheticism, functionality, and decoration, but rather insist on balancing skill with concept to create contemporary sculpture that is relevant.
For his stoneware works, who are currently on view at La Placette* in Lausanne, he explores the use of repetition and variation, using and manipulating simple forms to create sculptural objects that hesitate between the familiar and the odd.
*Earth, Wind and Fire on view at La Placette, Lausanne