Gil Bruvel

Artwork

Floating, 2019

Gil Bruvel

Floating, 2019

burnt wooden sticks and acrylic paint

24 x 21 in (60.96 x 53.34 cm)

Abstract Pawn (0/20)

Gil Bruvel

Abstract Pawn (0/20)

Bronze Sculpture with Patina

20 x 16 x 14 in (50.80 x 40.64 x 35.56 cm)

Checkmate (Chess Set) (0/30)

Gil Bruvel

Checkmate (Chess Set) (0/30)

mixed media

12 x 38 x 38 in (30.48 x 96.52 x 96.52 cm)

George's Horse (0/35)

Gil Bruvel

George's Horse (0/35)

Stainless Steel

19 x 34 x 10 in (48.26 x 86.36 x 25.40 cm)

Never Ending (0/10)

Gil Bruvel

Never Ending (0/10)

Stainless Steel

30 x 37 x 22 in (76.20 x 93.98 x 55.88 cm)

The Descent

Gil Bruvel

The Descent

Stainless Steel

10 x 6 x 7.50 in (25.40 x 15.24 x 19.05 cm)

Cubist #1

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #1

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel

49 x 35 x 12 in (124.46 x 88.90 x 30.48 cm)

Cubist #5

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #5

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel

49 x 35 x 12 in (124.46 x 88.90 x 30.48 cm)

Adrift

Gil Bruvel

Adrift

Graphite and Acrylic on Board

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

At the Source

Gil Bruvel

At the Source

Oil on Canvas

16 x 30 in (40.64 x 76.20 cm)

Carried Away

Gil Bruvel

Carried Away

graphite and gouache on board

28.50 x 28.50 in (72.39 x 72.39 cm)

Journey #2

Gil Bruvel

Journey #2

Oil on Canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Memory Box

Gil Bruvel

Memory Box

Acrylic and Graphite on Watercolor Board

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Scent #2

Gil Bruvel

Scent #2

Oil on Canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Born to Rebel (0/25)

Gil Bruvel

Born to Rebel (0/25)

Bronze Bar Stools

30.50 x 16 x 16 in (77.47 x 40.64 x 40.64 cm)

Galileo's Chair (0/25)

Gil Bruvel

Galileo's Chair (0/25)

Bronze Furniture

49 x 37 x 34 in (124.46 x 93.98 x 86.36 cm)

ZigZag Impulse Chair (0/20), 2016

Gil Bruvel

ZigZag Impulse Chair (0/20), 2016

Stainless Steel

44 x 27 x 23 in (111.76 x 68.58 x 58.42 cm)

Psyche (4/95)

Gil Bruvel

Psyche (4/95)

Giclee on Canvas

23 x 18 in (58.42 x 45.72 cm)

The Four Meanings Of Two (7/95)

Gil Bruvel

The Four Meanings Of Two (7/95)

Giclee on Canvas

41 x 47 in (104.14 x 119.38 cm)

What Time Is It (19/75)

Gil Bruvel

What Time Is It (19/75)

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 32 in (76.20 x 81.28 cm)

In Between, 2019

Gil Bruvel

In Between, 2019

burnt wooden sticks and acrylic paint

31 x 19 x 25 in (78.74 x 48.26 x 63.50 cm)

Abstract Queen (0/35), 2015

Gil Bruvel

Abstract Queen (0/35), 2015

Bronze Sculpture

12 x 5 x 4 in (30.48 x 12.70 x 10.16 cm)

Dichotomy (0/35)

Gil Bruvel

Dichotomy (0/35)

Stainless Steel

28 x 27 x 14 in (71.12 x 68.58 x 35.56 cm)

Glimmer (0/35)

Gil Bruvel

Glimmer (0/35)

Bronze Sculpture

5 x 27 x 10 in (12.70 x 68.58 x 25.40 cm)

Rain (0/20)

Gil Bruvel

Rain (0/20)

Stainless Steel

20 x 15 x 18 in (50.80 x 38.10 x 45.72 cm)

The Descent (Monumental) (1/5), 2016

Gil Bruvel

The Descent (Monumental) (1/5), 2016

316l stainless steel

60 x 73 x 50 in (152.40 x 185.42 x 127 cm)

Cubist #12

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #12

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel and chrome balls

43 x 32.50 x 13 in (109.22 x 82.55 x 33.02 cm)

Cubist #6

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #6

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel

49 x 35 x 12 in (124.46 x 88.90 x 30.48 cm)

Alter Ego

Gil Bruvel

Alter Ego

Gouache Oil Pastel & Color Pencil

13.50 x 12 in (34.29 x 30.48 cm)

Balance #2

Gil Bruvel

Balance #2

Acrylic and Graphite on Watercolor Board

20 x 10 in (50.80 x 25.40 cm)

Chemistry

Gil Bruvel

Chemistry

Tempera on Board

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Journey #3

Gil Bruvel

Journey #3

Oil on Paper

15 x 30 in (38.10 x 76.20 cm)

Portrait #22

Gil Bruvel

Portrait #22

oil on board

8.37 x 8.37 in (21.26 x 21.26 cm)

The Balance of Sleep

Gil Bruvel

The Balance of Sleep

Acrylic and Graphite on Watercolor Board

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Dichotomy Chair (0/20), 2016

Gil Bruvel

Dichotomy Chair (0/20), 2016

316l stainless steel

32 x 25 x 21 in (81.28 x 63.50 x 53.34 cm)

Peet & Re-Peet (0/25)

Gil Bruvel

Peet & Re-Peet (0/25)

Bronze Furniture

18 x 82 x 26 in (45.72 x 208.28 x 66.04 cm)

Earth Angel (94/250)

Gil Bruvel

Earth Angel (94/250)

Giclee on Canvas

31 x 31 in (78.74 x 78.74 cm)

Read Between the Lines (12/75)

Gil Bruvel

Read Between the Lines (12/75)

Giclee on Canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

The Gift (28/95)

Gil Bruvel

The Gift (28/95)

Giclee on Canvas

21 x 17 in (53.34 x 43.18 cm)

Rising, 2019

Gil Bruvel

Rising, 2019

burnt wooden sticks and acrylic paint

25 x 24 x 22 in (63.50 x 60.96 x 55.88 cm)

Apex (Pedestal) (0/35)

Gil Bruvel

Apex (Pedestal) (0/35)

Stainless Steel

27 x 7 x 21 in (68.58 x 17.78 x 53.34 cm)

Figurative Queen (0/35), 2015

Gil Bruvel

Figurative Queen (0/35), 2015

Bronze Sculpture

12 x 6 x 4 in (30.48 x 15.24 x 10.16 cm)

Mermaid (2013, Large) (0/95)

Gil Bruvel

Mermaid (2013, Large) (0/95)

Bronze Sculpture

21 x 40 x 18 in (53.34 x 101.60 x 45.72 cm)

The Builder (8/10)

Gil Bruvel

The Builder (8/10)

Bronze Sculpture

20 x 12 x 12 in (50.80 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm)

The River (0/20)

Gil Bruvel

The River (0/20)

Stainless Steel

28 x 26 x 17 in (71.12 x 66.04 x 43.18 cm)

Cubist #13

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #13

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel and chrome balls

32.50 x 43 x 13 in (82.55 x 109.22 x 33.02 cm)

Cubist #8

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #8

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel

49 x 35 x 12 in (124.46 x 88.90 x 30.48 cm)

At the Edge

Gil Bruvel

At the Edge

Mixed Media on Board

12 x 9 in (30.48 x 22.86 cm)

Bloom

Gil Bruvel

Bloom

tempera on board

8.50 x 7 in (21.59 x 17.78 cm)

Escape Artist, Study

Gil Bruvel

Escape Artist, Study

tempera on board

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Journey #4

Gil Bruvel

Journey #4

Oil on Paper

15 x 30 in (38.10 x 76.20 cm)

Realite Debordante

Gil Bruvel

Realite Debordante

oil on board

16 x 12 in (40.64 x 30.48 cm)

The Engagement

Gil Bruvel

The Engagement

Oil on Board

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Equilateral Apex Stool (0/20), 2016

Gil Bruvel

Equilateral Apex Stool (0/20), 2016

Stainless Steel

18 x 17 x 17 in (45.72 x 43.18 x 43.18 cm)

The Gallaxy (0/25), 2017

Gil Bruvel

The Gallaxy (0/25), 2017

Bronze Furniture

30 x 45 x 43.50 in (76.20 x 114.30 x 110.49 cm)

Guided (14/75)

Gil Bruvel

Guided (14/75)

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Telltale Heart (36/250)

Gil Bruvel

Telltale Heart (36/250)

Giclee on Canvas

22 x 29 in (55.88 x 73.66 cm)

The Hand of Nature (12/75)

Gil Bruvel

The Hand of Nature (12/75)

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

Abstract Knight (0/35), 2015

Gil Bruvel

Abstract Knight (0/35), 2015

Bronze Sculpture

10 x 8 x 4 in (25.40 x 20.32 x 10.16 cm)

Apex (Trophy) (0/95)

Gil Bruvel

Apex (Trophy) (0/95)

Stainless Steel

15 x 11 x 4 in (38.10 x 27.94 x 10.16 cm)

Flowing (0/20)

Gil Bruvel

Flowing (0/20)

Stainless Steel

20 x 27 x 14 in (50.80 x 68.58 x 35.56 cm)

My Mirror Remains (0/20)

Gil Bruvel

My Mirror Remains (0/20)

Stainless Steel

28 x 24 x 15 in (71.12 x 60.96 x 38.10 cm)

The Descent (5/35), 2016

Gil Bruvel

The Descent (5/35), 2016

Bronze

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The Wind (/35)

Gil Bruvel

The Wind (/35)

Stainless Steel

16 x 22 x 14 in (40.64 x 55.88 x 35.56 cm)

Cubist #3

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #3

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel

49 x 35 x 12 in (124.46 x 88.90 x 30.48 cm)

Cubist #9

Gil Bruvel

Cubist #9

Wood and Resin on Wood Panel

49 x 35 x 12 in (124.46 x 88.90 x 30.48 cm)

At the Edge of the Garden

Gil Bruvel

At the Edge of the Garden

Acrylic and Graphite on Watercolor Board

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Bloom #2

Gil Bruvel

Bloom #2

Tempera on Board

10 x 10 in (25.40 x 25.40 cm)

Guided

Gil Bruvel

Guided

Oil on Canvas

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Justice

Gil Bruvel

Justice

Oil on Canvas

30.50 x 35 in (77.47 x 88.90 cm)

Scent #1

Gil Bruvel

Scent #1

Oil on Canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

The Vessel

Gil Bruvel

The Vessel

Tempera on Board

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Found In Oz (0/25)

Gil Bruvel

Found In Oz (0/25)

Bronze Furniture

44 x 75 x 32 in (111.76 x 190.50 x 81.28 cm)

The Ponder Pad (0/25)

Gil Bruvel

The Ponder Pad (0/25)

Bronze Furniture

18 x 15 x 14 in (45.72 x 38.10 x 35.56 cm)

Origin (100/250)

Gil Bruvel

Origin (100/250)

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 19 in (60.96 x 48.26 cm)

Tenuous Light Of The Dream (80/250)

Gil Bruvel

Tenuous Light Of The Dream (80/250)

Giclee on Canvas

14 x 19 in (35.56 x 48.26 cm)

Tightrope Walker (44/75)

Gil Bruvel

Tightrope Walker (44/75)

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 30 in (91.44 x 76.20 cm)

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Gil Bruvel
GIL BRUVEL (b. 1959, French) Artist. Sculptor. Creative Force. Dreamer. Visionary. Craftsman. Aesthete. The first seven of many monikers that come to mind when considering the force of will that is contained in the artwork and mind of the artist, Gil Bruvel. Operating seamlessly between the new art technology that he designs with and historical practices in which he is well-versed, Gil Bruvel embodies the modern Renaissance man. Bruvel’s visions are rooted in his training but shine brilliant with his growth as an artistic revolutionary. Gil Bruvel’s most recent art collections consist of the Bending the Lines series, the Flow series, the Cubist series, his functional art collection, the chess boards and his evocative paintings: all embracing a sense of meditative serenity. Strong but fluid, his artwork speaks to his surrounding environments, his love for the beauty of human form and his sense of geometric experimentation. This organic conversation not only reflects the otherworldliness of a thinking artist, but grants insight to a thriving communicative collaboration with each piece. His team of assistants, casters, and friends all seem to be integrated with his process while maintaining a singular voice that could only come from Gil Bruvel himself. Adapting with the world around him, his artwork has reached the eyes of many, traveling out into the world, adorning every level of class and institution. As a child he began expressing himself through drawing and painting. Born of French parents in Australia in 1959, Bruvel was raised in southern France. His father’s cabinetmaking shop became a classroom, Gil learning early on about precision and three-dimensional design by carving and creating in wood. As a young teen he was accepted into a respected art restoration workshop, where he received an intensive hands-on education in art techniques and history. He began visiting the United States in the mid-1980s, had his first American solo show in Laguna Beach, Ca. in 1988, and settled in this country in 1990. Since then, Bruvel has passionately pursued an organic surge of artistic expression through a range of mediums and forms. Among them: painting, graphite pencil, bronze-casting, functional furniture, mixed media, public sculpture, and works in stainless steel. “I find continual and ever-changing inspiration in the constant observation of the infinite layers within my surroundings,” Bruvel says. “If there is an intention to understand and completely open oneself up to what is being observed, then patterns start to define themselves and intuitively assemble into interesting pieces of artwork.” Having a deep understanding of art history, it is inevitable that certain artists influenced and inspired Bruvel’s approach. Early on these tended to be the surrealists, including Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, and Giorgio de Chirico. Later, painters such as Francis Bacon and Robert Matta were among the sparks that fired his imaginative flame. “When I was a young artist it was all about the impulse, instincts, the single-minded vision to create something mostly from feelings and images popping into my mind.” These days Bruvel is particularly drawn to the originality and sculptural vision of certain architects, among them, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Lebbeus Woods. Still, he moves effortlessly from one medium to the next, with his perception and intuitive ability to retain ephemeral images as they flicker through his sensory, emotional, and intellectual fields. For Gil, the act of creating art is synonymous with the discovery of such images, while seeking to translate ephemeral qualities of human experience into solid form. The sensation of wind across the skin or the exquisitely subtle energy arc that bridges distance, either immeasurably small or overwhelmingly vast; seemingly random patterns that emerge and coalesce. Flow Series During his more than thirty-year career, Gil Bruvel has passionately followed an ever-changing, organic flow of artistic expression as it has moved through a series of mediums and forms. Each one is a reflection of the artist’s aesthetic sensibility and thoughtful perspective at the time, while continuously remaining open to the inner nudges inherent in a truly creative life. And in each approach—from surrealist-inspired and fantastical imagery to three-dimensional functional and sculptural art, to the current Flow series—he has drawn on threads of creative stimulus and artistic mastery that began very early on. With the Flow series, Bruvel continues to celebrate the imaginative and the real, yet here his vision seems to penetrate the veil of material form. These striking, evocative sculptures, comprised of graceful sinuous ribbons of cast stainless steel, reveal an essential underlying fluidity that exists simultaneously within the physical, quantum, and metaphoric realms. Bruvel’s ribbons of energy may flow in parallel streams, yet they convey the subtle and complex human intersections of beauty and pain, inner and outer, the ephemeral and the eternal now. SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 Art Market San Francisco Art Fair, Chloe Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2018 Art Market San Francisco Art Fair, Chloe Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017 Art Market San Francisco Art Fair, Chloe Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017 Venice Art Biennale, Giardini and Arsenale, Italy 2016 Chloe Gallery, Color / Shape / Form , San Francisco, CA Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston TX Art Aspen, Aspen, CO Art Southampton, Water Mill, NY 2015 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX Art Paris, Paris France 2013 Chloe Gallery, Wimberley, TX Jan Kossen Contemporary, Art Basel Miami, FL Re-Art/Marcel Salome, Dreamscapes Exhibition, Viechtach, Germany 2011 Dolce Gallery, Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO Fantasmus Art, Hilleroed Bibliotek, Denmark 2010 St. George Cathedral, Perth, Australia 2008 Fantasmus, Copenhagen, Denmark “The Hotel Show,” Ex One/Metaltec Innovations, Dubai Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, CA Sculpture in the Park, “23rd Annual Exhibition,” Loveland, CO 2007 Anchorage Museum of History & Fine Art, Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A History of Transportation in America, AK De Gouden Phoenix, Venus & the Female Intuition, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands Princesse de Kiev, Venus & the Female Intuition, Nice, France 1976 Musée des Baux-de-Provence, France, solo show SELECTED PRIZES, HONORS & AWARDS 2015 ‘Water Warrior Award,’ Chosen by World Vision to create their award to be presented to their selected major donors. 2010 ‘Public Prize,’ “St. George & the Dragon,” International Juried Sculpture Competition, St. George’s Cathedral, Perth, Australia 2009 ‘Honorable Mention,’ “George’s Horse,” stainless steel & bronze sculpture, Gateway to the Imagination, Nationally Juried Competition, Farmington Museum, NM 2008 ‘Best in Show,’ “The Oracle,” mixed-media sculpture, Gateway to the Imagination, Farmington Museum ‘First Place,’ “Chess Set, The Natural-vs-Mechanical Worlds,” mixed-Media, objet d’art sculpture, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX 2007 ‘Honorable Mentions,’ “The Builder,” stainless steel and bronze; “Dream of Earth,” bronze sculptures, Gateway to the Imagination, Farmington Museum 2006 ‘First Place,’ “Balance, The Passage” and “Dream of Water,” bronze sculptures, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston 2006 ‘Best in Show,’ “The Passage,” bronze sculpture, Gateway to the Imagination, Farmington Museum ‘Award of Excellence,’ “Balance,” New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association, Bedminster, NJ 1987 ‘Bronze Medal,’ Palais des Congrès, Paris, France BIBLIOGRAPHY 2013 Dreamscapes V: Contemporary Imaginary Realism, anthology 2011 Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Underwood Books, anthology IMAGINAIRE IV: Contemporary Magic Realism, Fantasmus Art, Denmark, anthology 2010 Spectrum 17: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Underwood Books, Nevada City, CA, anthology IMAGINAIRE III: Contemporary Magic Realism, anthology IMAGINAIRE II: Magic Realism 2010, Edition Brusen, Fantasmus Art, anthology 2008 IMAGINAIRE: Magic Realism, Claus Brusen, anthology 2007 Dreamscape 2: The Best of Imaginary Realism, Salbru Publishing, Wimberley, TX 2006 Dreamscape: The Best of Imaginary Realism, Salbru Publishing 2001 Timeless Travelers, Portraiture by Gil Bruvel, Wimberley 1994 Reality of a Dreamer, Volume II, Eastern Printing Co, Bangkok, Thailand 1992 Reality of a Dreamer, Dai Nippon Printing, Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan SELECTED COMMISSIONS 1999 Domestic housing design – works of art, fixtures, installations: ceiling painting, paintings and sculptures, stonework, columns, stained-glass windows, doors, door handles, bas-relief, flooring, newel post, handrails, etc., Houston
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