KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Guillaume Lachapelle

Québec / Canada

My works can be read as metaphors in which familiar elements and objects are rearranged into fantastical micro-worlds and reinterpreted. They express different moods, while simultaneously revealing the underlying and disquieting dimension of daily life. Their playful appearance is misleading; rather, they use irony to illustrate the complexity of our relationship with reality and lay bare the tensions between expectation and disappointment. My current practice focuses on 3D modelling and rapid prototyping. The resulting works, which confront irrational ideas with a heightened sense of realism, are characterised by tremendous detail and an industrial appearance.