Guilhem de Castelbajac is a Franco-American artist, photographer and art director, born the 22 April 1979. He lives and works in Paris, France, after graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Califor- nia, and spending a decade living and working in the United States.
Castelbajac has always been fascinated by the imprint (that) art, history, culture and collective memory have made on his life and contemporary civilization. His experiences and travels, as seen in his current work,
«Glory and Ghosts», reveal an aesthetic that re ects this fascination, as well as the philosophical foundation upon which it is based. His rst artistic adventure was that of Design. Creating and publishing several furniture pieces and a famed rug collection. He then turned his attention to the mastery of common and personal spaces working for several illustrious architectural rms. After touring the US coast from East to West for over 10 years, in 2014 Guilhem de Castelbajac decided to return to his native country and settle in the capital to begin his impact on the world of Photography.
This polymath artist has not forgotten his roots and continues today to explore and imagine. His references are as eclectic as his career; from Hannibal to Kant passing by Carvaggio and Newton or Bernd and Hilla Becher. He absorbs the history and art as a real catalyst of energy. In addition to his work in the publishing of his photography, Guilhem regularly collaborates with many multifaceted magazines from around the world (The Of cial Art, Flaunt HG Issue or Dash) including the cities of New York and Los Angeles which were previously his homes.
After signing the last international campaign for «Petit Bateau», the International clothing line, he worked on illustrating the grand facade of Orly Sud for Aéroports de Paris. Always oscillating between fashion, history and architecture, Guilhem alternates his editorial work and his portraits series’ with performances. He has worked on a series featuring fashion designers and a series of portraits at the Renaissance Vendome hotel, where hundreds of anonymous people come to have their photographs taken; this widely reported by the media.