A 200 M2 WORK OF ART COMES TO LIFE UNDER THE GAZE OF OBSERVERS
Regular visitors to La Défense are sure to have seen artist Guillaume Bottazzi, who has temporarily relocated his studio to the foot of the D2 tower.
The artist's studio has been open for visits on certain dates. But it is also visible from the Alsace walkway. Guillaume has been busy painting the giant fresco comprising six individual panels, each measuring 6 m by 6 m. The total surface area exceeds 200 m2.
LA DÉFENSE'S UNRIVALLED ART TRAIL
This majestic work of art, painted under the gaze of the public, was part-financed by Bouygues Immobilier. Now complete, it has taken its place among the artistic assets of La Défense, which boasts the largest collection of open-air modern and contemporary art in France.
This latest work from Bottazzi will stand alongside other works by Calder, Miro, César and Richard Serra. A total of 69 works of art enhance the lives of workers and visitors to the business district by instilling a human dimension together with notes of creativity and colour, at the same time piquing curiosity.
GUILLAUME BOTTAZZI: A WORLD-RENOWNED FRENCH ARTIST
Born in 1971, Guillaume Bottazzi has run studios in France and Belgium since 2012. He started taking steps to becoming a professional artist at the age of 17. First of all, he studied painting of the Old Masters in Florence. Since returning to France, he has rapidly risen to fame on the international art scene. His works have been exhibited across Europe and Asia, as well as in the US. His speciality is large-scale creations. For example, he was commissioned to paint a 900-m² work that has enveloped all the façades of the Miyanomori International Museum of Art in Japan.
ART SPARKS DIALOGUE
Guillaume Bottazzi is well accustomed to painting for public spaces, having created 40 such works all around the globe. His paintings are lifelike and moving. They call out to passers-by, offering a fresh vista with every glance. They also aim to spark dialogue, foster conversation and provide a new type of warmth.
This will now be experienced by the many people working in La Défense every day.