Guillaume Cornet

Born in 1987 - France


Guillaume Cornet is an artist working with illustration and painting, exploring notions of abstract geometry, influenced by surreal perspectives plus architecture, to construct sometimes monochrome but mostly colourful and vibrant visual spaces. His works tends to be filled with intricate characters positioning themselves in unexpected geometrical environments. Creating a humorous visual language, he frequently depicts unusual and bizarre situations.

“As an Illustrator, I have always worked with Characters/Creatures to communicate my inner thoughts, ideas, emotions and situations. At some point I wanted to create an environment for my creatures to grow, a place where I could let my imagination conquer the entire paper.

I decided to push my limits by combining large format illustration, with extreme detail and precision. Uniting the things in life that inspire me the most: Places + People. Most of the Cityscape and Favela Series are inspired by densely populated areas from cities which I have visited in South America, along with my personal experience from cities where I have lived and worked: Paris, London, Lima and Barcelona. The Characters are based on people and situations I come across in my daily life. But also by unusual sounds, objects, misunderstandings and the world which revolves around me.

In this digital world I have always preferred to work with traditional techniques and analogue processes. Making each piece of work unique and keeping a close contact with the material through each stage of the creative process.”

Guillaume Cornet lives and works in London, UK.

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Camberwell College of Arts, FDA Illustration, 2009
The Arts Institute At Bournemouth, ND Fine Art, 2007

Selected Clients
BBC, Nestlé, Pentagram, Nike, Lestrat, Do the Green Thing, Hospital Records, Jotta, Agency.com, The Hair Force, Fashion156, Vinta Co., YCN and La Gris Films.

2015 AAF Texas Contemporary, Decorazon Gallery
2015 Asia Contemporary, Decorazon Gallery
2015 AAF Seoul, Decorazon Gallery
2015 London Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF London Battersea, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF Mexico City, Decorazon Gallery
2014 The Tunnel, New York City with Decorazon Gallery
2014 Group Show, Hooloon Art Gallery, Philadelphia
2014 Hands-On, Odd One Out, Hong Kong
2014 AAF London Hampstead Heath, Decorazon Gallery
2014 AAF Singapore, Decorazon Gallery

2014 AAF New York City, Decorazon Gallery
2014 Print Club Gallery, London, UK
2014 AAF Hong Kong, Decorazon Gallery?
2013 AAF Singapore, Decorazon Gallery
2013 AAF Seattle, Decorazon Gallery
2013 AAF London Battersea, Decorazon Gallery
2013 Galerie Jamault, Ars en Ré, France
2013 Spring Exhibition, Decorazon Gallery, Dallas Design District
2013 AAF New York City, with Decorazon Gallery?
2013 AAF Hong Kong, with Decorazon Gallery?
2013 AAF Bruxelles, with Decorazon Gallery?
2012 The Delicate Mayhem Gallery, London, UK
2012 Exploration Géométrique, 120 Rue du Bac, Paris
2012 AAF, Battersea, London with Decorazon Gallery?
2012 Salon Flux Nr.5, London, UK
2011 Eine Grosse Funf, The City Art & Music Project, London
2010 JAZZS, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona
2010 inKthesky, Estudio Nomada, Barcelona

“Hello my name is“, WUW Magazine, ISSUE F, Nov/Dec 2009
“When nits happen…“, Junior Magazine, Jan 2010, p. 44-46
“The Scrible Project”, Jun 2010
"The World Issue", Volume Magazine, Volume 10: Spring 2013, inside cover

Works held in private collections in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Chile, Peru, Egypt, China and the United States.

2009 D&AD Student Awards, In Book

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