Born in 1972 in Rennes (France) and very quickly attracted by drawing and the different forms of artistic expression, Raphaël GAUDIN followed a course in applied arts with a specialization in graphic arts. It is in 2015, after many years working in the field of graphic communication and advertising, that he takes the plunge, leaves Europe, crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and settles in Tangier.
This cosmopolitan, multicultural and multi-ethnic city in Northern Morocco with a rich past and present, with incomparable colours, with a view of Spain and with an Atlantic coast like his native Brittany, will feed him with ideas and inspiration. Now settled in Warsaw, he continues his artistic journey by enriching himself with the local culture. He sees in this journey a link between the folk traditions of different parts of the world.
His painting is full of curves, colours and “joie de vivre”. It winds us up, unrolls us, and confuses us with a common thread: the ribbon. It also wants to be a fusion work between the inspiration nourished by Celtic symbols and calligraphy.
Its full and loose curves intertwine, dance, come together, separate, join, form a kind of labyrinth and yet there is always an opening, as if the artist wanted to leave the door ajar for other adventures.
A painting with frank colours, inscribed in a duality or complementarity of the art of the line enclosed in a complex composition but with beautiful escapes, beautiful flights.
It is voluptuous, ethereal, colourful, free.