French, b. 1976, Beauvais, France I based in Arras, France
Gregory Watin, originally from France, has been internationaly 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.