Isles, or small islands, evoke both strong visual as well as emotional images. I love the sea, the ocean, and naturally isles as well. Often islands symbolize paradise, even unchartered, untouched locations. In this abstract work, I wanted to convey a sense of distance and attraction, a place that was
La gare by Adrien Golinelli.
Born 1987 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Studied humanities in Geneva and Tokyo, Japan.
Prix Paris Photo Jeunes Talents 2012
Sélection Voix Off Arles 2013
Ted Talk at Tedx Paris 2014
Started photography at age 18 while travelling alone from Geneva to Japan, by foot and public transports. The 26 months journey brought
This abstract work, a strong textural mix of gold, white, beige, grey and moss, was painted as I tried to visualize my thoughts, my wanderings, my dreaming or day dreaming. When we get lost in thoughts, ideas, images and feelings seem to blend together, in a blur at times. However,
Midnight, a time of night when everything is often pitch black and quiet, I wanted to paint an all black piece, although I knew from the start that it would be challenging. Black is such a deep, dark color, the darkest there is, the result of the absence or complete
When you look at sand, you realize that it is never one unique color. Sand is a conglomeration of all kinds of minerals and particles. It is loose, granular and can appear as pale yellow, light brown, cream, buff, ecru, fawn or even khaki. And sandstone, or chalk, is a
In Shadow, I wanted to capture all those feelings and concepts which shadows can transmit, many which are contradictory-- sequence, connections, duplicity, contrasts, bold, clear, light and mystery. I kept the main part of the canvas black. It serves as my dramatic backdrop, the host to where my light colors
This is a work which I painted based on my appreciation for music. When I started painting, I did not intend to create the image of a piano, but when I began applying the colors and playing with the forms that I wanted to infuse with the sense of melody
Sometimes colors seem like music. With these two works, my aim was to achieve both à link between painting and music, as well as to create a relationship between the two pieces themselves. Just like an orchestra or musical ensemble must connect, elaborate and express using different tones, notes and