SAYPE

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Beyond walls

Saype is born as Guillaume Legros in 1989 in Belfort (France) and currently lives in Bulle (Switzerland).
Since 2013, Saype has created art as enormous biodegradable paintings on grass. He is considered the pioneer of the land art movement.
In 2016, he created the biggest land art painting in the world (10,000 square meters in Leysin) which gives him an international recognisition with over 200 press articles on this work.
In 2017, the swiss president Doris Leuthard thank him for the social vision in his art.
In 2018, the publishing house Gallimard worked with him to create his own book on the subject and to highlight the innovative qualities of the biodegrable paint that he has created, the book is called ‘Green Art’.
More recently in 2018, Saype made a huge land art painting dedicated to the refugee association SOS Mediterrané. His project made waves with features in BBC News, CNN, The Guardian, The Economist etc. The Federal Swiss Comittee also decided to free the boat of the association, at the time immobilised, for it to continue its mission.
For Saype, art must be a tool furthering social advances and helping social conflitcs.
Saype doesn’t stop here. In 2019, he is planning a series of land art paintings, in all major cities,exploring the subject of ‘living together’ in a world where most conflicts are polarised. He hopes to start a social movement on the back of these projects and to call it : Beyond Walls.

‘Our lives and acts are traces that we leave behind in this world, we must make them meaningful’
Saype

CV

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in Belfort (FR), 1989. Lives and works in Bulle (CH).

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 || Urban Art Fair, International Contempory art Fair with David Pluskwa Gallery, Paris (FR)

2018 || Saint Tropez Group Show, David Pluskwa Gallery, Marseille (FR)

2018 || St’art, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Strasbourg (FR)

2018 || 8ème Avenue, International Contempory art Fair with David Pluskwa Gallery, Paris (FR)

2017 || Urban Art Fair, International Contempory art Fair with David Pluskwa Gallery, Paris (FR)

2017 || Saint Tropez Group Show, David Pluskwa Gallery, Marseille (FR)

2017 || St’art, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Strasbourg (FR)

2017 || Art’up, International Contempory art Fair with David Pluskwa Gallery, Lille (FR)

2017 || 8ème Avenue, International Contempory art Fair with Gallery David Pluskwa Gallery, Paris (FR)

2016 || Urban Art Fair, Francis Noel Gallery, Liège (BE)

2016 || Saint Tropez Group Show, David Pluskwa Gallery, Marseille (FR)

2016 || St’art, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Strasbourg (FR)

2016 || Art’up, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery,  Lille (FR)

2015 || Group show, Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Belfort (FR)

2015 || St’art, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Strasbourg (FR)

2015 || Art’up, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Lille (FR)

2014 || Group show, Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Belfort (FR)

2014 || St’art, International Contempory art Fair with Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Strasbourg (FR)

 

SOLO SHOWS

2018 || “Persistent Impermanence”, Speerstra Gallery, Bursins (CH)

2017 || ”What traces?”, David Pluskwa Gallery, Marseille (FR)

 

2017 || “Solo Show”, Francis Noël Gallery, Liège (BE)

 

2017 || “Impermanence II”, Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Belfort (FR)

2016 || “Impermanence“, Cheloudiakoff Gallery, Belfort (FR)

2015 || “This is not Graffiti”, Zurich (CH)

 

PERFORMANCES LAND ART

2018 || “Take care of the Future”, 8.000m2, Huila (COL)                                                                        

2018 || “Present By Future”, 6.000m2, Belfort (FR)

2018 || “Ecology as a tradition”, 4.000m2, Voronej (RU)

2018 || “Which legacy?”, 2.000m2, Vevey (CH)

2018 || “Message from Future”, 6.000m2, Geneva (CH)

2017 || “Le mineur”, 4.000m2, Bévillard (CH)

2017 || “Un grand homme et l’avenir”, 4.000m2, Niederanven (LU)

 

2017 || “A story Of Future”, 6.000m2, Rocher de Naye (CH)

2016 || “Qu’est-ce qu’un grand homme ? ”, 10.000m2, Leysin (CH)

2015 || “L’amour”, 1.600m2, Col des Aravis (FR)

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