Guillaume Seff is a French artist whose abstract paintings explore the balance between surface tension and symbolic language. His work is a form of pictoral writing, whereby words, ideas, gestures and emotions become fragments of the threads that are represented in his paintings.
Working with heavy impasto, creating blocks of contrasting colors and often writing on his canvas, Seff creates paintings that are visually powerful, but that draw the viewer into his detailed markings. He show us that life is filled with a complex overlapping series of contradictory perceptions and patched together experiences that taken as a whole represent our unique story.
Guillaume Seff was born in France and currently spends his time between Montreal, Canada and Toulouse, France. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe including in Paris, Brussels and London, as well as in Montreal.
"Through my pictorial writing I weave the thread of my thoughts, like a conducting wire of my currents, my emotions, my feelings. This thread is formed and distorted along with the impulses and shocks of my nerve endings, my sensory endings. It is an indicator, a cerebral barometer of the heart." — Guillaume Seff