- April 2019 - Papier Contemporary Art Fair - Montreal
- Sept 2019 - Solo exhibition, Galerie Youn (Fall 2019) - Montreal
G. KLOOTIER (b.1982) is a contemporary artist and painter based in Montreal, Canada.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University. He received the annual John J. A. Murphy Cecil Buller Drawing Award.
His works have been featured in numerous group and individual exhibitions in recent years.
In 2018, his paintings were published in the magazine Contre-jour (n ° 44).
Guillaume Klootier is represented by Galerie Youn.
about my work
My art comes from the need to go back to the essential questions. It allows me to think beyond everyday life and away from productivism.
Through painting, I can envision the world as a whole and see the commonalities of the past, present and future. It is like looking at the stars and feeling the human condition, in that it is overwhelming, grandiose and inexplicable.
I like to juxtapose contrasts, much like yin and yang: to represent in the same image the components of an opposite but complementary duality: strength-fragility, growth-degeneration, movement-immobility, hope-despair, tenderness-violence, empathy-selfishness, feminine-masculine, life-death, etc.
The figure and the body in action are central motives in my work. They are a means of visually expressing inner thoughts, emotions, and metaphysical questions.
More than anything, I want to expose the ability of the individual and society to overcome disruptive events and to cope with moments of uncertainty and intense change. My paintings invite us to rediscover meaning and continuity in what seems irreconcilable or broken.
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), Concordia University, Montreal
2019 Solo exhibition, Galerie Youn, Montreal (upcoming - september 2019)
2018 Lunae Lumen, Collège de Maisonneuve, Montreal
2017 L'Autre Versant, Galerie Marc Gosselin, Montreal
2017 Franchir le Cap, Galerie Carte Blanche, Montreal
2017 Myocarde, Collège de Maisonneuve exhibition centre, Montreal
2016 Mille Milliards, Galerie Carte Blanche, Montreal
2016 Triangulation, Espace Public, Montreal
2011 En apesanteur, Le Cercle, Quebec City
2010 Fixer la danse, Centre Elgar, Montreal
2007 Portraits, Galerie Espace, Montreal
2018 Black & noir, Galerie Youn, Montreal (OCT 6 - 25, 2018)
2018 Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, USA
2018 6th Anniversary Exhibiton, Youn Gallery, Montreal
2018 Performance, Le Livart, Montreal
2018 Artsida8, Exhibition and Auction, Place des Arts, Montreal
2017 Transformation, Le Livart, Montreal
2017 L’Intemporalité du corps, Le Livart, Montreal
2006 Ghosts of things that are : recent work by five Montréal painters: Guillaume Cloutier, Allison Freeman, Ufuk Gueray, Benjamin Klein, Erica Mendritzki. Lambton Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario. Curator : David G. Taylor.
Cedrom-SNI inc./Cision Canada
Leblond & Knobel SENC
2006 Cecil Buller - John J.A. Murphy Award in drawing
2018 Contre-jour Cahiers littéraires, no. 44 : La pulsation tribale du monde (cover + 19 images)
2006 Ghosts of Things that are (exhibition catalogue) by David G. Taylor & Gallery Lambton, essay by Leopold Plotek
RESIDENCIES / DEVELOPPEMENT
2018 Studio time with Harold Klunder, Visual Arts Centre, Westmount