Gérard Garouste

French, b. 1946

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Gérard Garouste

French, b. 1946

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Abundant with references to mythological and biblical stories, Gérard Garouste’s paintings, sculptures, and works on paper are expressive and surreal. Influenced by seminal French artist Marcel Duchamp, Garouste temporarily abandoned painting to pursue theater and set design early in his career. He returned to painting shaped by the theater, creating figures whose faces and bodies are contorted with emotional intensity, set against moody backgrounds. In his works, Garouste often references canonical artists, including Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco and British painter Francis Bacon.

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Centre Pompidou
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Abundant with references to mythological and biblical stories, Gérard Garouste’s paintings, sculptures, and works on paper are expressive and surreal. Influenced by seminal French artist Marcel Duchamp, Garouste temporarily abandoned painting to pursue theater and set design early in his career. He returned to painting shaped by the theater, creating figures whose faces and bodies are contorted with emotional intensity, set against moody backgrounds. In his works, Garouste often references canonical artists, including Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco and British painter Francis Bacon.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more