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welcome _______ i am an american born artist both published and represented internationally. ....... i was and continue to be influenced by artists such as: american painter/hans hoffman, italian installationist/vito acconci, american painter-sculptor/frank stella, german painter/gerhard richter, germans-ansel kiefer/joseph boeys, american painter-printmaker/robert rauchenberg, spanish painter/antonio tapies, franze kline, paul jenkins, alan sonfist, dennis oppenheim, aaron siskin, joel peter witkin, james turrel, diego rivera, chuck close, david hockney, susan sonfist, cindy sherman...... to name just a few of so many other creative souls involved in the arts whether it be dance, film, music, theatre, writing etc....
___ i was conceptually schooled in both the uk and the usa ..... BA/BFA/MFA ..... under the tutelage of several gifted mentors.......i have been producing and exhibiting contemporary art since 1983, working with virtually all media, specifically: conceptual installation, film, painting, performance-art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theatre and video. my art has evolved over the years beginning with raw and rather ambiguous compositions and then on to 'slick' mainstream pieces, both two and three dimensional. though i enjoyed a high degree of commercial success with this work, i felt compelled to 'reinvent' and venture down another road and thus began to experiment with a more articulative and explorative mixed-media aesthetic. ....... hmmmmmm, so here i am.
my current work embodies both a conceptual and visually abstract narrative. ___ without sounding too anecdotal, my intent is to insert both a metaphorical and philosophical subtext within my art. .... color, marks, objects and texture are my protagonists... the 'canvas' is my stage .... space, form, logic and a meditative sensibility are my common thread. ___ PASSION IS THIS ARTIST'S NEEDLE!!! ___ i work from 'within'. for me, abstraction is radical, circumvents language, and sidesteps naming or mere description. It disenchants, re-enchants, detoxifies, destabilizes, resists closure and slows perception. my mixed-media work is a potpourri of inner-soul scavenging and virtually anything and everything. light, texture and the pretense of a 'fifth-dimension' are pertinent considerations within each and every piece. ideally and subsequently, i wish the juxtaposition, re-appropriation of various elements, and ideology within my art will be interpreted as both aesthetically pleasing, mentally provocative, and spiritually challenging.
i've had my occasional ups and downs as all of us certainly have in this temporal universe and i've subsequently dealt with the many demons of anxiety, despair, fear, self-doubt, etc......... ___ over the years i've come to reflect upon my sometime past shortcomings as a human-being, a man and as an artist. my intent now is to address the aforementioned as best i can and continuously retool my karma. the work i post here is a contiguous reflection of this stated intention. ___ thank you for sharing. ___ namaste.
i will be adding text, re-editing and uploading new visuals as time permits. my available works range in size from 20x16x3 thru 96x384x3 (inches) ....... all are authenticated originals and many more are available via my galleries and/or studios.
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___ i welcome any/all comments and/or inquiries.
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girard louis drouillard is an american born artist exhibited, published and represented internationally since 1988 and has studied and worked in virtually every fine-art medium ___ his current work consists of mixed-media paintings, digitally produced limited-editions, performance-art, photography, sculpture and video.
drouillard holds a BA degree in international politics from the University of Reading/Oxford_United Kingdom...(drouillard worked as an administrative aid both for Gerard Vaughn in the British Parliament and Claiborne Pell in the United States Senate before pursuing a career in the arts) ... a BFA degree in fine-art from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA degree in fine-art from the Chicago Art Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design.
he has served as an art consultant (1981-1988) for the New York Yacht Club_NYC/NEW YORK, Ballantine Books_NYC/NEW YORK, Martin Marietta_Atlanta/GEORGIA, Wrather Corp_Beverly Hills/CALIFORNIA, Summa Corp_Las Vegas/NV, Walt Disney Studios_Anaheim/CALIFORNIA, Paramount Studios_Hollywood/CALIFORNIA, Universal Studios_Burbank/CALIFORNIA and was the chief art director of the R.M.S. Queen Mary and the Howard Hughes Spruce Goose attractions_Long Beach CALIFORNIA, USA.
drouillard is a current member of and or affiliated with___ the American National Artist’s Registry, the Professional Fine Arts Network, Art Professionals Worldwide, the Art Business Group, Elite Abstract Artists, Creative Art Consultants, International Network for the Arts, the Trans-Cultural Exchange, Contemporary Artists Group, Health Care Fine-Art, Art Galleries of Ontario, Elite Abstract Art, Design and Art Resource org, International Network for the Arts, World Los Angeles Network, 20th Century Design and Decorative Arts org, Architects in USA, International Architecture and Interiors, Art Collecting Network, Art Marketing org, International Art Network-Artists and Galleries, Artbank, Art Collector org, Arts Organizations Worldwide org, Business People and Art, China Art, European Real Estate and Finance/Investment org, Fine Art Professionals and Collectors, Framco, Global Business Consulting and Investment, Music Industry org, Orange Tree Asia, Orange Tree Global Open Networks, Photography Industry Professionals, The Arts Endowment, Modern Chinese Art, True Artist: Living the Art, Visual Artists and their Advocates, Global Art Collectors org, Art Basel, Art Dubai, Freize Art Fair, Groupement des Galleries Francones, The Armory Show, Art Asia and the Thorton Investment Advisory Group-Japan Ltd ... amongst many other fine-art related international organizations and internet websites.
__ former NEA GRANT recipient/1981
___ drouillard maintains studios in california, and florida, usa
___ primary website: http://drouillardfineart.com ............... (currently under reconstruction)