Brice Guilbert is a French artist with Creole roots. He uses a variety of mediums including drawing and music in which he uses his native language of Creole to convey highly personal and intimate lyrics. As opposed to his extremely narrative sound, his paintings are abstract. The artist produces his own tools, oil sticks, frames, as well as every step of his music. The issues between music and image, bouncing off one another, mirror and compliment each other. Brice Guilbert’s canvases are heavily built up applications of paint which he makes himself. Guilbert’s paintings are all titled Fournez, the local pronunciation of the Piton de la Fournaise, the volcano on La Réunion, where he grew up, off the southern coast of Africa.Teetering on the edge of abstraction, Guilbert’s paintings are all created from memory as he attempts to capture his unique experience of the volcanic landscape of his home, using abstraction as a means of engaging with meditative, spiritual and philosophical understandings of nature.