Guitar y Banjo
Guitar y Banjo is a painting duo initiated by Johan Baggio and Guillaume Desmarets. Although both artist have extensive solo experience and have showed their work in Belgium, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, they started this collaboration during a painting trip in South America in 2016. Both are part of the infamous Farm Prod, a big collective based in Brussels. But next to hard work and hard partying, there is a great friendship.
For Johan Baggio, his French and Cameroonian origins are a great source of influence and reflected in his work. The importance of social struggle or fascination for the ritual have strongly shaped his identity as an artist. Guillaume's work is spontaneous , and instinctive . He uses patterns to develop a very graphic language, alongside his drawing skills influenced by masks, and comics.
The two mix their different styles into a colorful result, Guitar being the clear cut one, taking his time, while Banjo basically drips paint everywhere. Walls, canvases, live paintings, they take it all, as long as you let them do it their way.