Since childhood, Thierry Boitier has always drawn and "tinkered" with shapes and colours. This, naturally, led him as a teenager to enter an art school and to study more specifically graphic and advertising arts.
With his diploma in hand, he started working in graphic design agencies but soon felt that this was not the place for him. He then turned to textile design and offered his creations to the big names in sewing and furnishing.
At the same time, he paints paintings but without finding a real orientation. It was the discovery of the work of the painter Richard Texier, more than 20 years ago, that was to revolutionize his pictorial codes and provoke the spark at the origin of his rebirth as a painter. This discovery combined with his lifelong references (Paul Klee and especially the world of the musician Brian Eno whose sound creations are for him comparable to pictorial works) will establish his perception of painting.
It is a gallery in Brussels that offers him his first major exhibition, which will be followed by many others, notably in Paris, France, the Netherlands, California...
Rather than a theme, Thierry Boitier prefers to talk about an evocation of space, travel and memory. It uses very matt pigments and binders on glued undercoats. And of course the integration of recycled materials (metals, old textiles, wood...).