1964 - August 12, birth of Yannig GUILLEVIC in Boulogne,
France to a Breton father and a Walloon mother.
1970-1976 - Regular practice of drawing and music. Flutist
in the Breton band called "Quo Vadis". Numerous readings (classical
literature). Passion for the asiatic arts.
1976-1978 - Pupil at the Ste-Anne d'Auray's Seminary
-Brittany, France. Passion for the religious medieval art. Giotto
makes an "unforgettable impression" on him.
1979-1981 - Studies in a maritime school in Brittany (his
father was a fisherman). Embarks as sailor.
1982 - Studies electronics.
1983-1987 - Enlists in the Royal Navy. Numerous readings (ancient
philosophy). Passion for East Africa and its arts.
1988-1992 - Moves in Paris. Studies painting at the Louvre,
particularly the XVIth and the XVIIth century.
- Moves in London. Little jobs. Studies at the Tate Gallery.
- Moves in Los-Angeles. Flying school in Santa Monica. Pilot
- Moves in Morocco. Has a passion for marquetery... and for all
- Moves in Paris. Studies History of Art and market of Art.
Studies painting of the XIXth and XXth century at the Louvre and
Orsay's Museums. Has the passion for the religious art of the
XVIIth century. Art dealer in paintings of the XIXth and XXth
century. Has the passion for the religious art of the XVIIth
- Moves in Spain. Studies Le Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Meets with
Bernard GIULIVI, composer with whom he'll study musical harmony.
During all that time, he intensely plays dance, parachutism,
marathon, scuba-diving... Awarded for outstanding achievements in
1993 - Guillevic now dedicates now all his time to
painting. He joins the Eugenio LLAMOSAS's studio, in Vitoria
-Spain. First exhibition "As a token of Velazquez", in Bilbao
1994-1996 - Going back in Brittany. Studies at the School
of Fine Arts and at the National School of Music (harmony and
organ) in Lorient. He ardently works drawing and Nude. Has the
passion for the Primitive Arts and for the Gauguin's painting
(especially his period in Tahiti). Exhibitions in various popular
places. Passion for the "synthetic" poetry of his gran uncle
Eugène GUILLEVIC, poet of the XXth century.
- Meets and works with the mathematician Franck HEURTEBIS, founder
of the school Pythagore.
- Meets and works with the composer and organist Germain
- Meets and works with the painter Yvo JACQUIER.
1997 - Took up permanent residence in Larmor-Plage,
Brittany. Opens his studio-gallery Pap'art. The conjunction of the
primitive art from Himalaya, the German expressionism, the painter
Pierre Soulages as well as an... accident of studio, will allow the
originality of the "BG" (Brown Guillevic) to him.
1998 - His brother, Bruno GUILLEVIC, does a considerable
job for the promotion of the studio-gallery. First important
exhibition "Initiatic Triangle" in the Parish Gallery in
Others exhibitions at the InterCeltic Festival in Lorient, at the
Art Fair of the Painters and Sculptors in Dinard, at the Art Fair
"The saturdays of Art" in Auray. Exhibition "Duo Painters" in
Larmor-Plage, with the Argentin painter Rodolfo MOLINERO. Public
order (State-Clergy) for 14 paintings in the choir of the church
"Notre Dame de la Clarté" in Larmor-Plage. From now on, the
Popular and Primitive Arts will feed his artistic sap.
1999 - Obtains the status of professional artist at the
"Maison des Artistes".
- Presentation-conference of the paintings in the church "Notre
Dame de la Clarté".
- Exhibition "Drawing-Painting" in the Gallery of the Villa
Margaret in Larmor-Plage.
- Exhibition "Beyond painting 1" in the Parish Gallery in
- Exhibition "Beyond painting 2" in the Gallery Quai des Indes,
during the InterCeltic Festival in Lorient.
- Exhibition with JACQUIER in the Thomas & Worth's firm,
Covent garden -London. Discovery of the Theory of the Mediation.
GUILLEVIC founds the ideorealist movement with JACQUIER, PERROCHES,
LE GRAND and ARGUEDAS.
2000 - Moves in Pont-Aven to the house of his friend
JACQUIER, where he permanently exhibites in the Ideorealist
Gallery. Resides on the site: www.pont-aven.org/ .
GUILLEVIC works with JACQUIER in the same studio.
- Ideorealist trip of the two painters in Hermosillo
- Mexico: Exhibition "History in one's lifetime" in the gallery of
Arts and Sciences in the Museum of the Sonora's University.
- First conference about the ideorealism in the Centre of Arts.
The lecturers and friends during that event are: Doctor Fernando
TAPIA, the INAH's director (National Institute of Anthropology and
History); Doctor Alberto ALVAREZ, linguist; Engineer Sergio
ZARAGOZA, collector; Bachelor Clotilde BARBIER, teacher in
language; Omar CADENA, writer; Marco MENDOZA, journalist. During
that trip, essentialist experiences with Indians will confirm the
primitive sens in his condition of westerner.
2001 - Still with JACQUIER, GUILLEVIC goes to Phoenix, twin
city with Hermosillo, in Arizona -United States.
- In January, private exhibition sponsored by the French Alliance
of Greater Phoenix with Dominique FROIDEFOND and John GREGG, and
the French Institute of Arizona with Michel SARDA.
Exhibition in the Phoenix's French-American Institute.
Conference in the Tucson's University.
Conference in the Phoenix's University.
Exhibition in the Ideorealist Gallery in Pont-Aven.
Télégramme, 17th April
Myriam Plaute dit Lebrun : "A new artistic movement : the
Ouest-France, 17th-18th April
Pierre Wadoux : "The passion for art and sacred".
Télégramme, 15th July
Yves Dubreucq : "Yannig Guillevic, artist of movement".
Ouest-France, 17th-18th July
Pierre Wadoux : "Beyond descriptive".
Ouest-France, 10th December
Pierre Wadoux : "Guillevic, from London to Pont-Aven".
Télégramme, 17th July
Claude Lasbleiz : "Pont-Aven, cradle of a new school: the
Ouest-France, 27th July
R. Pierre Wadoux : "A generation in questions".
Ouest-France, 4th August
Charlotte Viart : "The ideorealists are reinventing the primitive
TV Telemax, 2d November
Julio Cesar Villasenor and Maru Haro : "Guillevic and Jacquier,
the ideorealists", film in 10 mns, colour.
El Imparcial, 4th November
Azucena Rochin : "Yannig Guillevic, union of drawing and
Mexico Moderno, monthly of November
Cayetano Lucero : "The ideorealism or the art without
Télégramme, 14th November
Claude Lasbleiz : "Two Breton painters, invited to an
El Imparcial, 23d November
Azucena Rochin : "The French are exhibiting from today".
El Imparcial, 25th November
Ramsés Tamayo : "The French are showing their history in
Radio Université Sonora, 30th November
Emma Lourdes Lopez : "History in one's lifetime", 30 mns.
El Imparcial, 30th November
Luz Alicia M. de Biel : "Social symphony".
TV Canal 12, 5th December
Lupita Valencia : "The ideorealism", film in 7 mns, colour.
Radio Sonora, 6th December
Padre Tomas Herrera : "The ideorealists in Hermosillo", 1hr.
El Imparcial, 12th December
Marco Mendoza : "They'll give a conference".
TV Unison, 12th December
Patricia Gonzalez : "Conference and exhibition of the ideorealism"
y "Meeting with Isela Vega", film in 1h, colour.
Voces del Desierto (El Independiente), weekly n.218 of
Cucky C. Moncada : "A dream with an happy end".
El Imparcial, 14th December
Ramsés Tamayo : "History in one'e lifetime, the ideorealism
an internacional movement".
El Independiente, 15th December
Edith Cota : "The ideorealism".
Perfiles (El Imparcial), weekly of December
Maria Luisa Cardenas : "Primitive and Popular".
TV Telemax, 18th December
Julio Cesar Villasenor : "The ideorealism", film in 6 mns,
Letras sobre papel, monthly of January
Omar Cadena : "The ideorealism", special issue entirely devoted to
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