Since the middle of the 1960s, the painter, graphic artist and photographer Michel Guéranger has been adding to a rich and diverse body of work that has been exhibited in numerous galleries across Europe, the United States and South America. His work is represented in major public and private collections. Constantly questioning spatial notions, Michel Guéranger first explored the dynamic play of the laws of space and our perception of it, in particular as part of ‘Space’, a group that is listed in the Encyclopedia Universalis.
A few years later tackling the question of speed, he integrated temporal notions into his work and collaborated with the automobile industry and Aérospatiale. The ephemeral nature of natural supports was another subject of interest, for example when, in extreme climatic conditions, he coloured the snows of Mont Blanc in his monumental piece Sur les neiges du Mont-Blanc.
His experiments have led him to delve deeper into this partial approach to the universe, underlining correspondences between the different cosmic scales, from the infinitely big with Altitudes fractales and Peintures d’altitudes, to the infinitely small using macro photography for Métamorphoses de l’eau.
Michel Guéranger is a consummate dreamer. He dreams of clearly defined matter, space without vertigo, colours, shapes, deep shadows, relief and silence. When you dream as he does, across the breadth of the canvas, you realise that a zero contains infinity, that an atom is larger than the entire universe and that a second can last an eternity.
Michel Guéranger is free. He has escaped from constraints to tirelessly create new continents at the heart of matter. As a microcosmic magician, he plays the details game, seizing a speck of dust, attaching a drop of water, grabbing hold of a light wave and deforming a shape until it is as large as the universe itself.