"I started going to therapy in the autumn 2018 and slowly realised that I saw a lot of my life in black and white, either it was a wonderland or totally worthless. This resulted in two distinct bodies of work and, then, I developed a third body of work "The Pizza Paintings". I could finally feel a grey area where I could be happy with something just the way it is and not change it. Life was no longer black or white, but red and green coming beautifully together."
"Sexy Pizza Dance" presents a selection of bold new homoerotic paintings from the artist's series "The Pizza Paintings" (2018–) and sculptural assemblages made primarily from pizza boxes. Since 2017, Vandame has developed a distinct contemporary style merging the Pop sensibilities of Warhol with the immediacy and raw emotion of Abstract-Expressionism, in particular referencing the crudeness of De Kooning and the Color Field paintings of
Rothko to create a singular visual aesthetic.
Guillaume Vandame (b. 1991, New York) lives and works in London. He studied art history at SOAS, University of London and graduated with a BA in 2013 and an MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory from Asia and Africa in 2015. In addition to his practice as an artist and writer, he collaborates with Josh Wright as the artist collective, Wright & Vandame.
He received an a-n bursary to support research in queer theory, printmaking, and scent and presented his first public art work "Notice Me (LGBTQIA+ Walk)" commissioned by Sculpture in the City for Nocturnal Creatures 2019. Recent projects and exhibitions include: Pavilion of Change, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2018); Whitechapel Gallery Cafe, 1985 - 2007, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); All of Us Will Be Gone, Gazelli Art House (2016); fig-2, ICA, London (2015).
He is currently artist-in-residence for Open House 2019-2020 at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.