Gaël Davrinche French, b. 1971
Gaël Davrinche is a French artist born in Saint-Mande in 1971 who lives and works in Montreuil. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he works mainly painting but also sculpture.
Through the decisive gesture of painting, Gaël Davrinche questions the portrait in its historical and social signification, its reality and imaginary. Oscillating between being and appearance, the artist combines the surprise accessories of the figures, the boxing gloves or reversed potted peony, and offer as well an interpretation of an incongruous portrait. His works takes a strange turn that destabilizes us with the ubiquity of the object, furthermore, become an interrogation of his individual role on his attitude, his relationship with the world, and others.
From the great masters’s painting revisited sometimes in an impudent way, like what he did with la Joconde, to his hyper-realistic portraits, Gael Davrinche dare to try all the different artistic expression. He presents in London, side by side, still life or portraits, paintings, drawings or pastels and he impresses the public by his perfect technique. This exhibition puts the lights on his rich and varied painting and his powerful work.
Gaël Davrinche’s artworks have been exhibition in galleries around the world, and his artworks are part of several collections including the Fondation Colas, the Musée Ingres, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Chambéry, the FRAC Haute-Normandie, and the Fondation Salomon pour l’Art Contemporain.
Born in 1971 at Saint-Mandé, France.
Lives and works in Montreuil, France.
Recent Solo Exhibitions
2019 CONTEMPLATIONS, Singapore.
2018 Strolling along the chromatic fields, Doppelgaenger Gallery. Bari, Italy.
Flower Power, duo show, Espace Martiningo, Chambéryn France.
128 000 couleurs etc., Galerie Larnoline, Sauve, France.
2017 New Square Gallery, Finger (s) in the nose, Lille, France.
Mazel Galerie, To the fingers and to the eye, Brussels, Belgium.
2016 A2Z Gallery, Primitiv Heritage, Hong Kong.
Contemporary Art Gallery Auvers sur Oise, Opus 36, France.
2015 Magda Danysz Gallery, Under the Skin, London, United-Kingdom.
Contemporary Art Space André Malraux, Defigure (s) 2, Colmar, France.
Ego Gallery, Titian / Davrinche, Lugano, Switzerland.
2014 Doppelgaenger Gallery, Hurrican, Bari, Italy.
2013 Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China.
Ego gallery, Memento Mori, Lugano, Switzerland.
Center of Contemporary Art Passage, Troyes, France.
Espace Écureuil Foundation, Defigure (s), Toulouse, France.
2012 Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France.
2010 Artotheque Annecy, 101 Monotypes, Annecy, France.
2008 House of Arts Malakoff, Landmarks, Malakoff, France.
20 Greene, Paintings, New York, USA.
Martiningo Space, Chambéry, France.
2006 Soissons Museum, Sèvres Workshop Foundation, Paint and Repaint, Soissons,
Galerie Sabine Vazieux, The Horse In All These States, Paris, France.
Recent Group Exhibitions
2019 Mazel Galerie, The ARTery, Singapore.
2018 Beirut Art Fair, Mazel Galerie, Beyrouth.
Art Jakarta, Mazel Galerie, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Grafik aus Frankreich - Die Edition Bucciali, Grafikmuseum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad
Un monde désiré / A desired world, Galerie Claire Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand,
Flowers, Mazel Galerie, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Galerie de portraits, Musée Louis Philippe, Eu, France.
Un espace pour une œuvre, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bernay, France.
Loup y es-tu ? Bestiaire et métamorphoses, commissaire : Amélie Adamo, Château
DDessin, Galerie Larnoline, Atelier Richelieu, Paris, France.
Art'up, Galerie Provost-Hacker, Grand Palais, Lille, France.
2017 Mazel Gallery, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy.
New Square Gallery, Art Up, Lille, France.
Malakoff House of the Arts, Her Story, Malakoff, France.
A2Z Art Gallery, Central Art, Hong Kong.
A2Z Art Gallery, Wild and free, Hong Kong.
Mazel Gallery, St-art Strasbourg art fair, Strasbourg, France.
New Square Gallery, Gallerists, Carreaux du Temple, Paris, France.
2016 UNC Gallery, Cyclicality, Seoul, South Korea.
National Museum of Shi Jia Zhuang, Real Truth, China.
Salo IV: Espace Beaubourg, Paris, France.
Magda Danysz Gallery, The hand that draws by itself 5, Shanghai, China.
Artotheque of Caen, Alone / together, Caen, France.
Institute of Contemporary Art (IAC) - (ADIAF), The time of daring and commitment -
From their time
Mazel Galerie, ART.FAIR , Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany.
Mazel Galerie, 50 years after Walt ..., Brussels, Belgium.
2015 Magda Danysz Gallery, The hand that draws by itself 5, Shanghai, China.
Magda Danysz Gallery, 360 °, Shanghai, China.
A2Z Gallery, Second State, Paris, France.
Gallery actively works to The Hand That draws by Itself 4, Paris, France.
Goyang Museum, Hello France, South Korea.
Magda Danysz Gallery, Opening, London, United-Kingdom.
Galerie Magda Danysz, Art Direction, Paris, France.
Da-end Gallery, Cabinet Da-End 05, Paris, France.
Galerie Da-end, Underealism, Paris, France.
Espace Martiningo, Masks and Portraits, Chambéry, France.
Polaris Gallery, Autofiction of a collection: Ramus del Rondeaux, Paris, France.
Chapel of the Visitation, To be astonished, it is amusing, Thonon the baths, France.
2014 Magda Danysz Gallery, Art and Fashion, Shanghai, China.
Montélimar Museum, Extra (Ordinary), Montélimar, France.
Ego Gallery, Africa Evil, Lugano, Switzerland.
Château de Maison Lafitte, Totally Disarmed, France.
Doppelgaenger Gallery, Due, Bari, Italy.
Galerie De Roussan, Reminder, Paris, France.
Projektraum Ventilator 24, Exquisite corpses at the beach, Berlin, Germany.
Galerie C, Underealism, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
2013 Ego Gallery, It suo Stock!, Lugano, Switzerland.
Magda Danysz Gallery, Choices, Shanghai, China.
Colas Foundation, New acquisitions, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Galerie des Petits Papiers, Moments later ..., Brussels, Belgium.