|The minutia of the compositions in Guillaume Bressonâ€™s work cannot leave a viewer indifferent to the authentic choreography of urban violence he sets inside of them. In a traditional, even classical figurative tradition, he seizes the expression of a generation in conflict with their destiny by depicting isolated scenes of combat in the dead zones of urban districts.
His painting seems to find its inspiration in mythological figures, yet it is also marked by references to â€śthe painting of historyâ€ť, which he revisits in a resolutely modern manner through drawing his sources from current news. Guillaume Bresson echoes the urban riots and the violent expression of a youth who refuse their station in society. Like the contemporary versions of Caravaggios, his epic paintings recall gladiators or riot scenes. In an almost two-toned, highly contrasted environment, silhouettes cleave the darkness and carve out a life impulse with all their energy. One against the other, the bodies map out a choreography whose violence breaks the silence of the spaces. These battle scenes, fictional or real, instantaneously capture the expression of a human revolt that refuses its precarious condition. These large-format works, full of vitality and genuine contemporary myth, invite us to share in the open wounds of humanity.