Simple bourgeois joys in the paintings of Vincent Gaultier
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The French artist Vincent Gauthier does not undertake the lofty mission of introducing the viewer to historical events or instilling a sense of beauty. He writes what surrounds him on a daily basis – an ordinary society of people with above-average incomes, living with their own problems and joys.
Vincent Gaultier chose his art direction for a reason. He himself comes from a middle-class French bourgeois family from the northeast of France. His father was the owner of a small hotel, and his mother helped run this family business. There was no place for heroism or creativity in the life of the Gauthier seniors – they lived, worked, and spent the money they earned on simple human things.
So Vincent decided to show the world what is really important. Global pop culture, with which he introduces viewers very closely, surrounds us and in it lies all the worst and some good things in our society.
Gaultier did not come to painting right away – he worked in the advertising industry for a long time, which is sometimes noticeable in his works. At first he painted for the soul, but in 2015 he decided that the world should see his work. The artist was ready for any reception of the public, but the success really stunned him.
Vincent's paintings became coveted exhibits at major exhibitions, and collectors were willing to pay well to get another work of a talented Frenchman. Now painting is Gaultier's main and only work, and he can no longer imagine how it was possible not to paint at least one painting every month.