"Totem Collage Laminated Hard Cardboard And Heightened Paint"
Artist's journey; --------------------------- Philippe Garnier de la Baudinière is a French artist born in 1955. Originally from Blois, he moved to Paris to exercise his first profession as a decorator. Gradually, his frequentation of painters, museums and his meeting with Bernard Lorjou, leader of the Loire Valley School from 1973, form the basis of his artistic culture. Free from all influences, constraints and theoretical ideas, the work of Philippe Garnier de la Baudinière is situated in the movement of geometric abstraction. The artist succeeds in giving his painting an immediate understanding, in a frank relationship between form and color, creating a strong plastic work, based on the dialogue of chromatic masses. The different techniques that the painter uses, oil on canvas or collages such as monochrome on hard cardboard, meet his demand for results. Philippe Garnier de la Baudinière participates in some exhibitions in Calais, Le Touquet, Morbihan, Paris, Galerie Circé in Lille, Château d'Hardelot. Some of his works are visible from collectors in Portugal, Monaco in the immediate vicinity of Prince Albert II, in the United States, Germany, etc. In 2018, the artist was chosen by the architectural firm Jean Michel Wilmotte to participate in the restoration project of the Hotel Lutetia in Paris. Its monochromes are in the spotlight as well as multiples hung in many suites overlooking the Boulevard Raspail. The artist was selected in 2018 by the Bollinger holding company for their castle in Sancerrois and recently by Atelier27Paris for the Hotel Claridge in London.