Artiste-peintre plasticien & Directeur associé de Balistik*Art, agence conseil en communication Luxe & Nouveau Média Crédit Photo : Benjamin Boccas
All Galienni's life – all his lives, even – has been devoted to art: in his professional experience, where he worked in the communications industry, and in his arts activities, which embrace painting, films (writing and production) and illustration.
Once he'd graduated in arts and communication, Galienni became an art director, firstly at Publicis for five years, and subsequently went into event management (he organised evening events at the Noga Hilton and on the Lady Liberty yacht during the last Cannes film festival). This is how he came to work with luxury brands and resorts (Cannes, Paris, Luxembourg).
If Galienni's professional career was glittering, his private career has not been much different. He threw himself wholeheartedly into the visual arts. First in illustration, where he took part in a web art project, contributing to the “self-portrait” theme for a special edition of gregory Chatonsky's project; he also did the illustration of a book called “Chroniques Birmanes” for Harmattan publishers. Then he turned to film, where he produced a series of videos entitled “Shoot'em up!” for the contemporary art museum of Toulouse. Finally he focussed on painting, and took part in an increasing number of exhibitions (“Art sans cible” at the Atzora gallery, “Calligraphie urbaine” at the Zen Studio) and performances (travelling exhibition of paintings for the Cannes film Festival, entitled “Une toile des toiles”, based on the seven films competing for the Caméra d'Or at Cannes).
Si l’Internet se vit en temps réel, la peinture, elle, s’apprécie sur le long terme. Mais si la démarche et la vision du peintre prennent forme dans la durée, elle se raconte aussi par petites touches anecdotiques dans la vie quotidienne de l’artiste. Ce site évolutif constitue ainsi un lien permanent entre Galienni et la blogosphère, qui participe à cette même idée que l’art contemporain est là où on ne l'attend pas.