Klaus Guingand — ARTIST






Klaus-Guingand "In God We Trust"

Klaus-Guingand
“In God We Trust”

Interview with the artist Klaus Guingand —

1. Who are you and what do you do?
I am a human born artist 56 years ago, my life is entirely dedicated to art. French, I live in Los Angeles.

 

"Walk To The Park" Baby stroller with kevlar interior and fireproof exterior. Interior with a shielded, insulated waterproof box. LED light interior, mini Uzi with silencer, Glock 23. MK2, axe, tonfa, dagger, GPS tracker, first aid kit, flashlights.

“2020 – Walk To The Park”
Baby stroller with kevlar interior and fireproof exterior. Interior with a shielded, insulated waterproof box. LED light interior, mini Uzi with silencer, Glock 23. MK2, axe, tonfa, dagger, GPS tracker, first aid kit, flashlights.

 

2. Why art?
Everything about us and around us is creation. There is the Great Creator and from the beginning the history of humanity a multitude of creators, it is like the links of an endless chain, each era constitutes a link.   Personally, I consider creation as a disease without remission.

3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
I didn’t want to be an artist, I’m an artist. To want to be an artist is not to be an artist.

 

"Ten Commandments" Ten engraved brass knuckles shown in a rotating disc with central LED light
Each brass knuckles is engraved with a commandment.

“Ten Commandments”
Ten engraved brass knuckles shown in a rotating disc with central LED light
Each brass knuckles is engraved with a commandment.

 

4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
For my creations, I use all existing techniques and media, the goal of my works of art is not aesthetics but criticism or truth. The subjects of my art are, God, truth, humanity, reality, power, death, art and our fears. My works are committed, prophetic or cynical. My works are food for the human soul.

 

"Mafiart"

“Mafiart”

 

5. How do you work and approach your subject?
I don’t work, I live, I look at the world. I scalpel the World history and the events. My brain is like six hard disks that work permanently, one on the past, one on the present, one on the future, one on research and knowledge, one that records and archives everything, the last one is secret, but all work with God for the human.

 

"Art Energy Drink" Art energy drink to understand contemporary art.
First energy drink for the mind.

“Art Energy Drink”
Art energy drink to understand contemporary art.
First energy drink for the mind.

 

6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
My preference is for an art useful to humans. True creation is always for others. I have never sought to create a work, the works come to me with their titles.

 

"Rich Artists" Ten Amex Centurion cards: each card in the name of one of the ten richest visual artists in the world. Each card is in a frame with two sides.

“Rich Artists poor art”
Ten Amex Centurion cards: each card in the name of one of the ten richest visual artists in the world. Each card is in a frame with two sides.

 

7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
I never sought validations, but as a young man I was encouraged by the famous American art dealer Leo Castelli and supported by the famous art critic Pierre Restany, two myths of 20th century art history. For my work Shadow from 1987 to 1995, 200 international personalities posed for me so that I immortalize their shadows. I was the first contemporary artist to exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris in March 1995 and the only artist to have donated his entire work to help fight AIDS.  I finished this work shadow with 20 international contemporary artists who posed for me, examples; Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, Miquel Barceló, Pierre Soulages, Brice Marden, Erwin Wurm, Wim Delvoye, Bernar Venet, Dennis Oppenheim, Jan Fabre, Pierre Alechinsky, François Morellet, Gottfried Honegger

 

"However"

“However”

 

In 2015, after three years of production, I presented “Art warning the World,” my global work of art for the defence of freedom, created with the participation of 201 visual artists living in 200 different countries. “Art warning the World” This is my warning translated into 137 national languages and written on the 200 flags of the 200 countries of the world by 201 visual artists. Every artist lives in his country. Each artist also made a video and a photo. To date, 11 million people have seen the video. “Art Warning the World” is the first and only global work of art in human history.

 

"Matthew 5.21" Colt Pyhton .357 Magnum, engraved barrel:  “Matthew 5.21,” engraved exit of barrel:  "You shall not kill,” six .357 Magnum bullets engraved on the case: "You shall not kill" and the rim: Matthew 5.21

“Matthew 5.21″
Colt Pyhton .357 Magnum, engraved barrel:  “Matthew 5.21,” engraved exit of barrel:  “You shall not kill,” six .357 Magnum bullets engraved on the case: “You shall not kill” and the rim: Matthew 5.21

 

8. What do you like about your work?
First, when the work appears in my brain, then after when I create the work and it is identical to its appearance. Secondly, everything that happens in the minds of the people who discover the work, because it is the mass of these thoughts, feelings and impressions that constantly keep the work alive.

 

"The Evil Lord" After The Rude Lord by Banksy this is The Evil Lord by Guingand. More small reproduction of Banksy artwork.

“The Evil Lord”
After The Rude Lord by Banksy this is The Evil Lord by Guingand. More small reproduction of Banksy artwork.

 

9. What advice would you give to other artists?
There is no advice to give to real artists.

10.Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I don’t know, but that’s what I like.

 

 

 

Klaus Guingand

Klaus Guingand

 

 

 

LINKS -

 
Website: www.klaus-guingand.net
Warning the world: www.art-warning-the-world.net
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klaus_guingand/