Jean-Marie Guyaux

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Girl with a Pearl Earring '21

J-M Guyaux is a visual creator whose ventures into the world of video have been exhibited in locations such as Zagreb Croatia, Copenhagen Denmark, Nottingham UK and included in the video and sound event at the Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Ct, USA.
Girl with a Pearl Earring by J-M Guyaux is an attempt to respond to an existential topic…
… “What if Vermeer was re-visiting his classic painting c.1665 in the digital age c.2021?”

Just as “the work attests to Vermeer’s technical expertise and interest in representing light” (c/o Encyclopedia Britannica) J-M’s video explores the concept of how the grammar of algorithms affects the past and will inevitably distort and revise the image imprinted in our memory.
As the data of Vermeer’s painting is corrupted, bent and moshed, a new visual is created and as its birth is videographed, the viewer is encouraged to wonder about the infinite possibilities of the digital era.

Vermeer’s small piece (17.52 × 15.35 inches [44.5 × 39 cm), painted around 1665 resides permanently in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague
J-M Guyaux invites his audience to fill the size of the “big black voids “, a David Hockney quote, that are phones, tablets and TV sets screens with a loopy trip of colors and 3D textures.
In doing so, a relationship between the viewer and his screens will be established and the viewer will be able to keep on coming back at will to explore the mysterious gaze of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.


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