Arnaud Bauville was born in Tours in 1971, he lives and works between Toulouse and Albi (France).
After studying applied arts, the artist decided to turn towards advertising and he specialized in cultural communication. Fascinated from a young age with music specially with jazz and with life during the twenties, his life and work are inspired in general by the pictorial world. Imprints of the “Dada” vocabulary, cubist and constructivist post first world war, each one of his canvas is carefully conceived and conducted from original press articles coming from old magazines that he collected during his trips.
For Arnaud Bauville these articles are precious material: The typography, the patina of the time on the pictures, and the yellowed paper have a special meaning to him. He works the raw material directly which combines easily with his subjects. He likes that the textures complement and mix with each other. The paintings’ fissures and streaks enhance their appearance, which is contemporary and timeless.