Guy de Malherbe

Born in 1958, lives and works in Paris and in the Sarthe.

Rocks, whether they are cliffs or fragments, scree or shells, have taken an increasingly important place in Guy de Malherbe’s work over the past ten years. First with the “sleepers”, these bodies lying on the sand among stone debris, then in the “chaos” and the “breaches”, kinds of caves, which preceded the rich series of cliffs, inspired by the Normandy coast. In these chaos of matter, stone and water seemingly come to life in the shift of light and shadow, and the eye thinks it recognizes bodies, shapes and silhouettes. Through painting – its movement, its color, its material -, the articulation between the mineral and the organic, and the dreamlike interpretation of forms gradually appear as some of the artist’s main subjects.