Gregory Watin

french, b. 1976, Beauvais, France | based in Arras, France

Gregory Watin, originally from France, has been internationally recognized for his very
unique "urban" style. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions across Europe and the USA for the last 15 years.

He takes a picture he uses as a sketch. He immerses himself of all things that give strength to this urban landscapes, he looks at these structures marked by time and gathers all these elements in order to build an atmosphere, a universe around these places. In his work, he tries to make them his by giving them a second breath of life. That is why he uses bright colors. He inlays various element of nature, woods, cardboard, papers, plexiglass,....

There is also a notion of urgency in his work, to seize on idea before it gets away , to put on the canvas the instant gesture, the instant collages, the instant urge. He has created his contemporary poetry from daily material, from the town, the people. This urbanity made of anything is not sad or doomed , if you look at it closely, it is also colored and rhythmic.

Layers of wood and plexiglass which give great depth

"It's about shape, the beauty of taking abandoned places, of all the materials they contain and giving them new life. All these elements which no longer make sense, are brought together and tells a story. We own that story."

"He gives meaning to something that for most people has nothing left to say."

"We recognize abandonment through these works. A certain solitude. A place where time has stood still. We pass these places on a daily basis, but never stop. There is an urgency in his work. Gregory captures this moment."

"This time, this moment, this place is static. Neither it nor you move. You have time to look at it and feel its power."

"It seems that a whole life has passed, is captured in his works."

Florian Araïb, art dealer and gallery director

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2008

Salon des Artistes Francais PARIS

The HeART Galerie Viviene PARIS

Galerie Anais Faucon LYON

Florence Deniau Event PARIS

MANGANESE art fair

2007

SALON DES ARTISTES FRANCAIS GRAND PALAIS PARIS

MANGANESE  art Fair

KUNST EVENT Ansverpen Belgium

2006

solo show Ghislain Coteur 's Gallery Hasselt Belgium

Twist Art Gallery PARIS

ART METZ France

Salon des Artistes Francais PARIS

KUNST EVENT Ansverpen Belgium

2005

K-ART PLANNING TOKYO KYOTO JAPAN

"Declension on blue monochrom 106 paintings"

B.A.S colletction Belgium Holand

KUNST EVENT Ansverpen Belgium

Salon des Artistes Francais PARIS

Fête de l'Humma La Courneuve PARIS

2004

KUNST EVENT Ansverpen Belgium

ARAMI France

B.A.S collection Belgium Holand

KUNST EVENT Ansverpen Belgium

Art Contemporain SENLIS

Salon AGMT Thibivillers

Ty Glaz Gallery France

2003

Fête de l'Humma La Courneuve PARIS

Forum des Arts France

MANGANESE Art Fair

Art Contemporain SENLIS

Salon AGMT Thibivillers

Contemporany Aquitaine Art Fair Bordeaux France

Artothèque Henry Matisse

RAINBOW ATTITUDE PARIS

2002

SALON DES ARTISTES FRANCAIS Quai Branly PARIS

Salon International de Bourges France

MANGANESE Art Fair

TWIST ART Gallery PARIS

Art Contemporain SENLIS

Salon AGMT Thibivillers

Forum des Arts France

Fédération Nationale de la Culture Française Versailles France

Artéconte Gallery PARIS

2001

Salon des Artistes Indépendants PARIS

Forum des Arts France

SALON DES ARTISTES FRANCAIS Quai Branly PARIS TWIST ART Gallery PARIS

Art Présent Gallery PARIS

Departemental Art Gallery Oise France

2000

La Faiencerie Creil France

Forum des Art France

SALON DES ARTISTES FRANCAIS Quai Branly PARIS

Maurice Ravel Gallery  CISP PARIS

2014

PALM SPRING FINE ART FAIR Vogelsang Gallery

NAMUR Art Fair Galerie 138

ART UP France NAG gallery

HONG KONG ART FAIR Vogelsang Gallerry

NEW YORK ART FAIR Vogelsang Gallery

VOGELSANG GALLERY NEW YORK

Passage à l'Art Cherbourg France

"Summertimes" Collectiv Show Galerie Géraldine Banier PARIS

ART FAIR NEW YORK Vogelsang Gallery

SALON D'AUTOMNE  PARIS

POP UP New York Vogelsang

SOLO SHOW Syvie Lepage Gallery PARIS

SCOPE MIAMI Vogelsang Gallery

2013

Rose Me Tender Galerie Géraldine Banier PARIS

LILLE ART FAIR Galerie 138

ARTE Nimes Galerie 138

AAF NEW YORK Vogelsang Gallery

ART HAMPTONS Vogelsang Gallery

ART O’clock PARIS Galerie VALERIE LEFEBVRE

ADEL GALLERY solo show LYON

Knokke Heist Art Fair Galerie 138

AAF Singapoure Vogelsang Gallery

ART'nimes Galerie 138 France

SALON d’AUTOMNE Champs Elysées PARIS

Phil Collins Foundation  Brussel Belgium

2012

LILLE ART FAIR Galerie Virgile Durand

S’MART Aix en Provence Bear Galerie

ARTE Nimes Galerie 138

Colorfield Gallery France

solo show  Galerie Géraldine BANIER

Galerie VALERIE LEFEBVRE solo show Lille

ART Terrible Espace Comines PARIS

A3F Art Contemporain LYON Galerie 138

ART en Ré Promenart Gallery Iles de Ré France

ART GENT Galerie NAG

2011

LILLE ART FAIR Galerie Virgile Durand

S’MART Aix en Provence Bear Galerie

COMPARAISON ART en CAPITALE / GRAND PALAIS / PARIS

ST'ART Strasbourg Bear Galerie

SIAC Marseille France

GALERIE BELAIR solo show Luxembourg

Golfe de Saint Cloud PARIS

Passage à l'Art Cherbourg France

2010

CUT LOG PARIS 2 Galerie Geraldine BANIER

SALON D'AUTOMNE PARIS

SIAC Marseille France

ART-METZ

Solo Show Galerie Geraldine Banier PARIS

Golf de Saint Cloud PARIS

Galerie-S QUIMPER France

ART SHOPPING PARIS

Solo show Galerie du Lezard Aix en Provence France

Solo Show Galerie Dedart Lyon

2009

AAF Brussel Belgium Galerie S

Solo show Ghislain Coteur 's Gallery Hasselt Belgium

FMAC Dubai

B.A.S Belgique Luxembourg Pays-Bas

REVEL'ART PARIS

ART METZ France

ART VO France

ART Sh'Op Le Touquet Galerie Nag France

2014

PALM SPRING FINE ART FAIR Vogelsang Gallery

NAMUR Art Fair Galerie 138

ART UP France NAG gallery

HONG KONG ART FAIR Vogelsang Gallerry

NEW YORK ART FAIR Vogelsang Gallery

VOGELSANG GALLERY NEW YORK

Passage à l'Art Cherbourg France

"Summertimes" Collectiv Show Galerie Géraldine Banier PARIS

ART FAIR NEW YORK Vogelsang Gallery

SALON D'AUTOMNE  PARIS

POP UP New York Vogelsang

SOLO SHOW Syvie Lepage Gallery PARIS

SCOPE MIAMI Vogelsang Gallery

2013

Rose Me Tender Galerie Géraldine Banier PARIS

LILLE ART FAIR Galerie 138

ARTE Nimes Galerie 138

AAF NEW YORK Vogelsang Gallery

ART HAMPTONS Vogelsang Gallery

ART O’clock PARIS Galerie VALERIE LEFEBVRE

ADEL GALLERY solo show LYON

Knokke Heist Art Fair Galerie 138

AAF Singapoure Vogelsang Gallery

ART'nimes Galerie 138 France

SALON d’AUTOMNE Champs Elysées PARIS

Phil Collins Foundation  Brussel Belgium

2012

LILLE ART FAIR Galerie Virgile Durand

S’MART Aix en Provence Bear Galerie

ARTE Nimes Galerie 138

Colorfield Gallery France

solo show  Galerie Géraldine BANIER

Galerie VALERIE LEFEBVRE solo show Lille

ART Terrible Espace Comines PARIS

A3F Art Contemporain LYON Galerie 138

ART en Ré Promenart Gallery Iles de Ré France

ART GENT Galerie NAG

2011

LILLE ART FAIR Galerie Virgile Durand

S’MART Aix en Provence Bear Galerie

COMPARAISON ART en CAPITALE / GRAND PALAIS / PARIS

ST'ART Strasbourg Bear Galerie

SIAC Marseille France

GALERIE BELAIR solo show Luxembourg

Golfe de Saint Cloud PARIS

Passage à l'Art Cherbourg France

2010

CUT LOG PARIS 2 Galerie Geraldine BANIER

SALON D'AUTOMNE PARIS

SIAC Marseille France

ART-METZ

Solo Show Galerie Geraldine Banier PARIS

Golf de Saint Cloud PARIS

Galerie-S QUIMPER France

ART SHOPPING PARIS

Solo show Galerie du Lezard Aix en Provence France

Solo Show Galerie Dedart Lyon

2009

AAF Brussel Belgium Galerie S

Solo show Ghislain Coteur 's Gallery Hasselt Belgium

FMAC Dubai

B.A.S Belgique Luxembourg Pays-Bas

REVEL'ART PARIS

ART METZ France

ART VO France

ART Sh'Op Le Touquet Galerie Nag France