Harold Guérin's artistic approach is built on the
observation of landscape. Installation, sculpture, drawing and video/action are
all mediums that the artist explores and make interact. Guérin’s work questions
the relationship between architecture and internal changes that occur in the
interest lies in challenging the foundations of urban planning that are in
collision with the Earth’s rhythm and its unpredictable structural mutations.
Places are mentioned but disappear in favor of a detail, a sample
or a representation caught in flight. The artist uses almost invisible gestures
in his sculptures that are made of elements such as water, soil or wind. He
challenges objects to the limits of their structure, disposing them of their
own functionality and giving them new meaning.
Harold Guerin is
graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy (2006). In 2009 he
was invited to the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne residency in France where he
presented the exhibition Hors champs. In 2010, the FRAC Franche-Comté
selected him for Grand Est residency. His work is featured in several group
exhibitions such as L’avenir d’une illusion at the CAC Passages in
Troyes (France), Robert Schuman Art prize in Metz (France), the Moving
Worlds triennial in Luxembourg, Space Between at the CAB in
Grenoble(France), The material feat in Geneva (Switzerland), Jeune
Création at Centre-quatre in Paris, Esta no es una historia at
MACMA, Maracay, in Venezuela. He joined in 2012 different residency programs as
Astérides in Marseille, CAMAC Art center in Marnay-sur-Seine which lead to his
solo show inclinaisons
variables and finally took part of Residency Unlimited program in New York.
In 2013 his solo exhibition Frozen Dynamics
occurred at the gallerie Histoire de l'Oeil in Marseille. The same year he
curated the exhibition of graduates à partir
d'ici / distance retour at NaMima gallery ENSA in Nancy. Harold Guérin will
be in AIR residence at the MeetFactory where he will participate to the
exhibition project Journey.