Influenced by the working class, Watin uses unconventional materials such as things he finds on Building sites, woods, cardboard, or plexiglass that become symbols of our civilization in search of a meaning. Artist begins with a photograph and builds upon it. He uses a bright pallet and each painting takes up to half a year to dry. Even if his work is close to Arte Povera or Pop Art, Gregory Watin has found his own style and is an artist that has roots in his own time.
“What remains of us? Once engulfed in this bulimic urbanity? Some painting on a wall, a doodle we made when we were five, music by Michael. Nothing noble or pure, nothing serious either. I have stopped looking for a tormented and distressed way off expression in painting. I prefer finding some lightness, humor and humanity in each lost object. I have created my 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’s also colored and rhythmic.” – Gregory Watin
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