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Oscar Guess

Oscar Guess

France • Born in: 1999

Painters

French artists

Oscar Guess was born in 1999 in Paris to an artist father and a mother working in the film industry.

His first artistic shock came in 2017, during an exhibition of David Hockney. Today, he still considers the artist as one of his major references. At the same time, he began a preparatory course in Plastic Arts at the Pablo Picasso high school and then entered the Decorative Arts in Paris in 2019.

Oscar Guess will extract the protagonists from his photographic archives to reinsert them into abstract backgrounds where blue and green are the dominant shades. This transmutation of photography and painting is based on an ambiguity in the relationship between the figures and the space surrounding them: a true symbiosis is observed, bathed in an atmosphere of its own.

Subtly, he incorporates references to Pop Culture, through the clothing of his characters, which denotes the very classical medium of oil painting. In this sense, the work becomes the meeting place of several distinct generations, but which always evolve in harmony.

The artist's singularity lies precisely in this space, which has no reference point in reality. The viewer, for his part, tries to guess an identity hidden behind an absent face, all in an environment devoid of reference points.

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Who is the artist?

Oscar Guess was born in 1999 in Paris to an artist father and a mother working in the film industry.

His first artistic shock came in 2017, during an exhibition of David Hockney. Today, he still considers the artist as one of his major references. At the same time, he began a preparatory course in Plastic Arts at the Pablo Picasso high school and then entered the Decorative Arts in Paris in 2019.

Oscar Guess will extract the protagonists from his photographic archives to reinsert them into abstract backgrounds where blue and green are the dominant shades. This transmutation of photography and painting is based on an ambiguity in the relationship between the figures and the space surrounding them: a true symbiosis is observed, bathed in an atmosphere of its own.

Subtly, he incorporates references to Pop Culture, through the clothing of his characters, which denotes the very classical medium of oil painting. In this sense, the work becomes the meeting place of several distinct generations, but which always evolve in harmony.

The artist's singularity lies precisely in this space, which has no reference point in reality. The viewer, for his part, tries to guess an identity hidden behind an absent face, all in an environment devoid of reference points.

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When was Oscar Guess born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1999