Mazel Galerie is delighted to present its second solo show of the year: Contemplations, dedicat-ed to the prestigious French painter Gaël Davrinche. The show will run from May 16th to June 30th 2019, this will also be Gaël’s first exhibition in Singapore, following his very successful show in Hong Kong in 2017.
Like most notable French masters, Gaël Davrinche (b. France, 1971) graduated from the Beaux-Arts School in Paris. He stood out from the rest almost instantaneously and earned his reputation through a bevy of impressive techniques and the ability to paint across multiple-styles: from ab-stract compositions to hyper-realistic portraits. In addition, Gaël is internationally acclaimed for his adeptness in mastering colour and light. In Contemplations, the audience will be able to contem-plate the figure of Flower, the versatility and unique technique of the artist through his two very different Flower series: Nebulae and Nocturnes.
In the Nebulae series, the artist casts streaks of colour over up-close and enlarged flowers, to create a hyper-realistic portrayal of a blurred image. He keeps the strokes soft and the tones sat-urated to shape a perfect gradual blurring of the subject matter. The effect is so ethereal that it allows the viewer to distance themselves from the subject, leaving a vantage point of interpreta-tion. One is presented with a similitude of the galaxy’s nebulous glow, an interstellar of star clus-ter and stellar remnant against the pitch-black outer space as shown in Nebula 13 and 36.
On the contrary, the Nocturnes series is an homage to two forms of arts: the Dutch Masters and Pop Art. The artist brings the light source to the foreground, so the focus falls entirely on the sub-ject which brings contrast to its low-key ambience – a style that is reminiscent of the neoclassical representation of flowers. Assembled alongside the Dutch golden age genre paintings, viewers will be enthralled by what seems to be Andy Warhol’s iconic daisies. Through his exploration in the properties of colour and light, Gaël incorporated these two different styles, added a whole new dimension to his innovative approach to art, as displayed in Nocturne 18 and 20.
Gaël Davrinche’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries around the world and are part of sev-eral collections including the Musée Ingres and the Musée des Beaux Arts de Chambéry. “What’s most impressive about Gaël’s work is his master of form and colour,” says Kevin Troyano Cuturi, owner of Mazel Galerie Singapore. “His skilful manipulation of colour, tone and light yields a beau-tiful and visually demanding piece of art. This is also the artist first show in Singapore since his last appearance in Hong Kong 2 years ago. We are very excited to bring these new artworks to Singa-pore.”
Please join us for an opening reception for the artist on the 16th of May 2019 at 7 pm.