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Gil Bourget

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Artist Statement

My work is marked by collage (which I still practice for my compositions), stencil and "urban painting", which I practiced a lot at the beginning of my plastic practice, in the early 90s. I try to communicate a melancholic experience. The result is an almost ghostly, spectral representation, at least a nostalgic conception of the world diluted in pale coloured washes. My work tries to connect the time that flows and flows with what will disappear or disintegrate. It is voluntarily part of a romantic and ecological perspective. My subject comes from a photomontage that will then be reproduced in pencil on paper. I then use masking liquid to reserve the parts that will not be coloured, then ink. Once the masking liquid has dried and gummed, the ink remains and the subject appears. This technique gives a spectral aspect to the composition by revealing traces or other imperfections similar to impressionss. This term of impression also has value in my work as a testimony. In this way, I seek to restore humanity, the ephemeral delicacy threatened by a changing world. The themes of disappearance, erasure and lost paradise are at the heart of my work. The outdated nature of my paintings calls for escape but above all allows me to open a window beyond the erasure. The result is an almost ghostly representation, at least a melancholic conception of the world diluted in pale coloured washes.

Solo Exhibitions

2019, Gil Bourget, Galerie POS, Paris, France
2017, Gil Bourget, Galerie Le Joker, Paris, France
2016, Gil Bourget, Galerie Forêt Verte, Paris, France
2015, Le Fleuve, Alliance Française de Pondichéry, Pondichéry, India

Group Exhibitions

2020, Coup de Soleil, Galerie Provost Hacker, Lille, France
2019, Spring Salon, Gallery Otomys, Melbourne, Australia
2019, Big Hug Transformation, Galerie Le 5, Paris, France
2019, Pour Parler d'Elle, Galerie Exit Art Contemporain, Boulogne Billancourt, France

Original works:

Felix

By Gil Bourget

£175

Aguirre

By Gil Bourget

£175

Abandoned Pool

By Gil Bourget

£1300

A passage to India

By Gil Bourget

£175

Karikal

By Gil Bourget

£175

Small Diver

By Gil Bourget

£550

The Log Cabin

By Gil Bourget

£2950

Shangri La

By Gil Bourget

£3500

Cola Beach

By Gil Bourget

£1300

Subaqua

By Gil Bourget

£2950

Lotus Gatherer

By Gil Bourget

£3950

Man Sweeping

By Gil Bourget

£350

Working Is No Problem

By Gil Bourget

£1300