Willy Go

Willy Go
By: Philippe Guillerm

www.guillermsculptures.com
www.bobbythebuoy.com
www.bicyclecomicjokes.blogspot.com

Art and music are more direct languages than spoken or written words could ever be, and my art sings. I?ve always wanted to send a message that could be accessible to all. My goal is that a person who is walking on the street, very busy, will stop and take a few minutes of his time to appreciate my work and understand my message.

My family is originally from Brittany, or “Land of the sea”, where the people traditionally worked as sailors and fisher men. I went to school for engineering, following my father?s vocation. But I grew up surrounded by art in Paris, and my training, along with helping my father build furniture and boats, prepared me to compose. “I think that if I had chosen art studies, I would probably not be so original and probably be more classically oriented. Besides,“an artist is like a scientist, always researching”!

With my heritage and a lifetime of summer sailing I left France at 21 years old, for a trip that left no doubt in my mind that I wanted to live on the sea and work on creating pieces of art that would challenge me in every way. Every piece takes me to another one harder, funnier, sadder: it is an intellectual work. I also
try to have a touch of surrealism and humor (it is my nature). My figures melt into human emotions, morphing with human anatomy, and altogether entrancing art-circuit goers. I see my paintings warmly harmonizing with life, and my pieces speak with eloquent lyrics. Music, drawing and sailing is a part of my life and depending on my mood is my principal inspiration. When I was young, I used to draw for hours an even replace play time with hours of sketching. Therefor, I took all the passion of design that I had and transformed it into my paintings and sculptures. My passion for boats and sailing started in a very young age, my father took me with him on races and raids, at the age of 17 I was already sailing with the big boys and wining some great competition.

My travels eventually led me to countries such as: French Guyana, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, French Polynesia, USA and I have left an installation in brilliant native colors, at nearly every place I have stopped.

PHILIPPE GUILLERM
yayaocean@gmail.com
www.guillermsculptures.com
www.bobbythebuoy.com
www.bicyclecomicjokes.blogspot.com

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