Born in 1958 in Villefrance sur Sâone, France
Lives and works in Paris, France



Born in 1958 in Villefranche sur Sâone, France
He works and lives in Paris, France


"Dans la spirale", Galerie Andata-Ritorno, Geneva
"Horizon Chromatique", Permanent installation, Washington Plaza, Paris

"1/87è", CCC-Centre de création contemporaine, Tours, France

"Politique du nombre", L'Angle, La Roche Sur Foron, France
"Yellow, Orange, Ochre and Black Tapestry", Permanent Installation , Louis Vuitton Store
Munich, Allemagne

"Foules qui tiennent", Chapelle du Carmel, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
"Espace Public", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

"Kaos", Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece

"Zrek dial hna", Galerie FJ, Casablanca, Morocco

"Loune dial hna", Galerie FJ, Casablanca, Morocco

Arte Contemporaneo GACMA, Malaga, Spain
"Entre nous", Association Château de Servières, Marseille, France
"ça tourne !", Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

Galerie Perrotin, Miami, FL, USA
"Images de soi", Espace Babel Oueb, a collaboration with the FRAC PACA, Marseille,
"Ligne de mire", Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA

Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
"LIMONE", espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France
"Le monde est rose", Espace 150 x 295 cm, Martil, Morocco

"2031", Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
"Guy Limone, Olivier Causseron", Galerie Athanor, Marseille, France
"J'ai une installation dans la tête", FRAC PACA, Mormoiron, Vaucluse, France
Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France

Bibliothèque Berheim, Nouméa, New Caledonia
Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève, Switzerland

"Je compte sur vous", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Min Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Seul(s) au monde", F.R.A.C Alsace, France

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los-Angeles, CA, USA
"En otro lugar", Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

"Ailleurs", MIRE, Genève, Suisse
"Ailleurs", Institut Français, Fès, Morocco

Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
"Jacky", Centre d'art Contemporain de Castres, France

"6 228 254 000", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

"1800 images bleues", Arteppes, Annecy, France
Galerie Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece

"24 600 inhabitants/Km2", Galerie Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY, USA

"242 fois la France", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

"En l'an 2000, 9 êtres humains sur 1000 seront français", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

"887 habitants/Km2", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France


"Experience Pommery - Gigantesque #13", Domaine de Pommery, Reims, France

"Galeristes à l'oeuvre", galerie Eva Hober, Paris, France

"One Way: Peter Marino", Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, USA
"G I R L, curated by Pharrell Williams", Salle de Bal, Galerie Perrotin, Paris

Exposition d’été des artistes en résidence, Institut Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
"Quartiers d'été", Villa Les Roches Brunes, Dinard, France
"Point de repère - Un été contemporain", Musée municipal Paul-Dini, Villefranche France
"Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes", Maison Rouge, Paris, France

"La belle et la Bete", Institut Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
Journées Européennes de Patrimoine, Institut Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France
"Gromiam", Musée Internation des Arts Modestes, Sète, France
"Minimal", Hà Gamle Prestegard, Naerbo, Danemark
"Plaisir de France", Museum of Modern Art, Baku (Azerbaidjan) & travelling to Fine Arts
Museum, Almaty (Kazakhstan)
"Ricard SA depuis 1932", Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
ARCO, Arte Contemporaneo GACMA booth, Madrid, Spain
"Playtime", Café de Flore, Parcours Saint Germain, Paris

- Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

"Luce di pietra", Ambassade de France à Turin, Italy
"De leur temps (2)", Musée d'art contemporain, Grenoble, France
"Collective one", Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland
"Transversale", La Ferme Asile, Sion, Switwerland
"Marseille Artistes Associés", Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille
"50 artistes et la Région Rhône-Alpes: quelle actualité?", Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-
sur-Saône, France

"Ravissements", Chartreuse de Mélan, Haute-Savoie, France

"+ dense", CAUE 92, Petit Chateau de Sceaux, France
Galerie Perrotin, (inauguration du nouvel espace), Paris, France

"Bang", Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York,NY, USA
"Collection 2", Fondation Salomon, Chateau D'Arenthon, Alex, France

"Regards croisés", Fondation d'Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Les
Mesnuls, France

"Mondial", Galerie Enrico Navarra, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco,(road show in Japan & Corea)
"Voilà la France", C.E.S.A.C, Caraglio, Italy
Fondation Salomon, Château d'Arenthon, France

"Connexion-Déconexion", Saint-Etienne, France

"En miroir : hommage à Bouvard et Pécuchet", Musée Malraux, Le Havre, France

"Guy Limone, Faouzi Laatiris", Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saint-Priest; Galerie Athanor, Marseille, France
"Officina Europa", Bologna, Italy
"Trough the looking glass", New House Center for Contemporary Art Staten Island, New York, USA

"Landscape Seen and Unseen", Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
"At the threshold of the visible", Exposition itinérante, USA / Canada
"French connection 1", The painting Center, New York, NY, USA

1996 "Classifictions", ENSBA, Paris, France; Galerie Art & Essai, Université de Rennes2, Rennes, France
Opération "Aux Bons-Enfants", Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation, Paris, France

"Triangle, collection automne-hiver", Galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille MAC, Marseille, France*
"9 propositions-9 jeunes artistes français", Songje Museum of Contemporary Art Kyongju, Corea
"Morceaux choisis", Le Magasin, Grenoble, France*
Des artistes sur le port", Digue du port, Château de Servières, Marseille, France
"Trust", Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

"Watt", Witte de With et Kunsthall, Rotterdam, Netherlands*

"M. Cattelan, R. Ganhal, G. Limone ...", Galerie Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

"Gonzalez, Goria, Limone ", Galerie Andata-Ritorno, Genève, Switzerland*

Galerie André Gay, Bernard Plasse, Marseille, France

"Guy Limone", Galerie Perrotin, 2012
"Guy Limone", Arte Contemporaneo GACMA, 2008
"Jacky", Centre d'Art Contemporain de Castres & Galerie Perrotin, 1999


"1 Français sur 1929 habite à Saint-Raphaël", 1%, Centre culturel de la ville de Saint Raphaël, France, 2000
"925 fois la France", 1%, Collège Henri Fabre, Vitrolles, France, 1997

Guy Limone - Guy Limone

Guy Limone - Guy Limone


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Guy Limone - "Amongst"

Guy Limone - "Amongst"


27,49 €

Guy Limone - "Jacky"

Guy Limone - "Jacky"


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  • 2014, May
    Connaissance des arts — 2 PAGES

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    Artforum — 1 PAGE

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    snatch — 7 PAGES

  • 2012, December
    Arts Magazine — 1 PAGE

  • 2009, October
    Dyptik — 2 PAGES

Guy Limone

by Pierre-Évariste Douaire

Guy Limone is a painter, but he gave up his brushes for figurines, labels and fluorescent tubes. He paints like a artist as statistician, in a minimalist, abstract manner. With humor, he co-opts the tools forged by the 20th-century avant-garde movements, such as the use of monochrome or fluorescent tubes à la Dan Flavin. A man of integrity and sincerity, he underscores absurdities, fights again disparities and always adopts an offbeat approach.

Described as an “artist of statistics,” Guy Limone came to art via census reports and lists. He lines up tiny hand-painted figures in neatly arranged rows along gallery walls. He gives form to statistic information and christens the resulting work with long names: En l’an 2000 neuf êtres humains sur mille seront français (1993); On estime que chaque jour 326 femmes et 1097 hommes sont assassinés (2004). (“In the year 2000, nine in one thousand human beings will be French,” 1993; “Every day, an estimated 326 women and 1,097 men are assassinated,” 2004.) He’s consistent but not resigned, and he observes our society, revealing its dysfunctions and denouncing its failings. He gives form to social, economic and cultural boundaries through rows arranged in perfectly straight lines. The statistics he reports are reflections of failure. They reveal a world that is more concerned with recording human suffering than with solving its problems.

Returning to the use of monochrome, he uses packages, labels and magazine images like tubes of paint. He arranges these materials in his Tapisseries, which are like large patchworks. These framed, accumulated images are organized by color and form an all-over work that stretches from floor to ceiling. He draws on archives gathered over years to create these constructions. Like a wanderer, he travels around the world and dips into magazines to find these pictorial units. He has amassed collections of yellows, reds and violets from sidewalks and mailboxes, to be used as needed. But the accumulations are short-lived, as the “collections disappear with the work.”

For Limone, the world is as blue as an orange. According to him, Mexico is green, Toyko is black, Fez is yellow. He takes photographs from his obsessions and then arranges his shots on fluorescent tubes. He glues a hundred views directly to the tube. A dimmer switch adjusts the intensity of the light. The support has been transformed into the work; the picture rail has become the painting.

Through his statistical work, the Tapisseries and the fluorescent tubes, Guy Limone uses lists like quotations. This method is similar to Bret Easton Ellis’s approach to literature. American Psycho was the ultimate exercise in name dropping. The novel’s narrator only sees people via their brand-name clothing; he only notices famous people. Ellis substituted the psychological descriptions of a Balzac for portraiture via brand names. Limone is an artist as taxonomer; he classifies and patiently files away labels. Obsessed by color, he photographs and collects images to create ephemeral collections. He constructs the world more than he observes it. He fragments and models his contemporaries, reducing them to vignettes and figurines. As a painter of lists, he has adopted multiplication. A wanderer as much as a gleaner, he collects images, information and statistics to reflect back an image of a fragmented, by not divided, world.