Guillaume Roche was born in France, and studied in Paris where he graduated from the National School of Applied Arts. Working from his studio near Paris, Guillaume creates stainless steel sculptures with powerful lines and aerial movements. His search of form is based on the transformation of raw material, looking for the contrast between torn up raw shapes and polished minimalist shapes.
As Guillaume’s sole representative in Southeast Asia, Miaja Gallery presents pieces from his ‘Exclos’ and ‘Inclos’ series, which are born from the meeting of the explosion and hatching of a moment, directly drawn from (and captured by) the raw material of steel.
The life of nature is his source of inspiration – the chaos of stones, the ever changing winds, the camaieux of the sea, and clear or violent skies. Energy and eruption are key words within his works, while his shapes are purified and softened by the erosion of time. His mastership of evanescent colours and the luminosity of stainless steel shaded from white to black are to be noted. His works, with its controlled stability are right at the limit of fulcrum and invite us into a world where duality is pacified and celebrated.
You can find many of Guillaume’s works in private collections around the world, including commissioned monumental sculptures for public installations, most notably in Paris, Brittany and Miami USA.