Dorian Guo

«唯一的真正旅行,唯一的青春之浴,不是去观赏新的景物,而是获得新的目光,用另一个人,另外成千上万人的眼睛来观察宇宙,来观察成千上万人眼中的成千上万个宇宙,成千上万人所体现的成千上万个宇宙 ……»

马塞尔.普鲁斯特.«追忆似水年华»

融汇了中法两国的文化,Dorian的设计作品展现了一个充满历史、神话、幻想、优雅且清新的宇宙。无师自通的画家,近年来Dorian全身心投入绘画与装饰设计领域。对历史与艺术的深切热爱,通过他的作品,通过与社交媒体中结缘的各领域专家、学者、及爱好者的互动,他不断向更多的人展现他眼中的那“成千上万个宇宙”。Dorian追求通过他的设计,引领大家去重新发现,那些给予其无尽创作灵感的古代大师及匠人们所留下的伟大文化遗产。

« Dorian Guo is certainly, along with François Cheng, the most French of all Chinese. In less than a decade, this young man has been able to immerse himself in a past, a culture, a language and an artistic tradition that were not his own, but which now constitute the raw material of his iconographic oeuvre. Where some, far too many, pass by without ever seeing anything, Dorian Guo’s retina absorbs images, references and reminiscences that his hand then restores with as much jubilation as dexterity.

 

A direct descendant of Carmontelle but also of the Serebriakoff siblings, Erté and Philippe Jullian, he sketches the last socialites of Paris, Rome and New York in settings that would make the old café society green with envy. Depending on his mood and that of his prestigious clients, he pins them like pretty butterflies against a backdrop of woodwork borrowed from the most beautiful French châteaux or in their own interiors, which more often than not have no reason to envy the former … 

 

Of his native China, Dorian Guo has nevertheless retained, beyond the criminal ruptures of the Cultural Revolution, the art of the mandarin portrait, a taste for bright colours, and the sense of detail of those vast imperial scrolls on which the calligraphers of the Forbidden City were able to show an army on the march, to render the pleasures of the gynaeceum, and to conjure the splendours of the Manchu court.

 

Not without mischief, Dorian enriches each of his works with minute details that refer as much to the personal history of his models as to moments of civilization that survive, for the most part, only in the aesthetic culture of a happy few. Thus, in a tradition inherited from the genre painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Dorian Guo’s work is at once a pleasure for the eye, a parlour game and a stimulus for the mind. »

  Camille PASCAL

Writer, laureate of the Académie Française

Former adviser for culture to President Sarkozy

 

« Dorian has all the qualities of a man of taste and talent of the twenty-first century. His knowledge and expertise of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries give him a head start as a man of his time – it’s a gift – you can’t “draw” the future without understanding the past … It’s not only politics and economics that define the spirit of an age … Artists and intellectuals are responsible for the packaging of this unique
perfume that is the “Present”.
»

Hervé PIERRE

Grand couturier

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