Raymond Guerrier a great painter in Provence…

contemporary collage on paper by raymond guerrier painter available in the online shop of the gallery22

Raymond Guerrier is a great painter who has transcended the famous dilemma of figuration and abstraction. The discovery of his work was first of all the meeting with his son Francis Guerrier, also an artist but a sculptor.
Francis invited us into his father’s studio and showed us his work … we were amazed … we immediately fell in love … and we are planning an exhibition for July 2013. This is how our passion for this great artist began.

In the last decade of 1990 until the end of his life in 2002, Raymond Guerrier burns with an inner fire that he communicates in his painting.

The accuracy of the tonal relationships of a reduced palette, the balance of the masses, the rigour of the composition. And yet emotion filters through, lyricism forces the precise contours, flushes the coloured flat areas and slams into the well struck contrasts of black and white.