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Gérard Alary

Born in 1945 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Gerard Alary is a French artist born in 1945. He lives and works in Ivry-sur-Seine. He graduated from the Beaux-Arts in Paris, and is teaching at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Dijon, France.

Careless about belonging to formal trends, an artist of his time, Alary is a painter who struggles with his own idiosyncrasies. And the proof is that he is easily recognizable. He has his way of approaching the painting, vertically or horizontally, through successive layers of pigments and liquid, almost boiling matter, that he applies, spreads, outlines and highlights on the canvas.

The powerful image is born, arises fro the magma of flows and streams that mix together and finally settle, strong and full of significations when the artist finally decides that the gesture has met the expected image. Success or failure ensues, along with accidents and diversions inherent to the creative process.

Alary claims his voice, his fears and anxieties, his secrets desires and hopes through his art, deaf to complacency. His art is direct, rough, it troubles us and makes us dizzy. His paintings speak about life and death, there is nothing anecdotic in them, their dripping are tears, we might see our lives in them.

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EXHIBITIONS

2013
Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels (Belgium)
Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (France)

2012
“Rien d’humain ne m’est étranger”, Commanderie d’Alden Biesen (Belgium)
“Les Anonymes”, musée archéologique de Dijon (France)
Drawing Now Paris, (France)
Bordeaux Salon (France)
Arts Elysées Paris, avec la galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (France)

2011
Soleil noir, Galerie D.X, Bordeaux (France)
Flashback, Galerie Polad-Hardouin (France)
“Collection : une première selection”, Centre d’art contemporain Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer (France)
“La Quadrature du cercle”, Château d’eau, Bourges (France)
“Born”, Galerie C, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

2010
Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy Chapelle des Célestins, Avignon (France)
Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (France)

2009
Musée Docteur Guislain, Gent, Belgique Hugieia Art Gallery, Tongeren (Belgium)
Pavillon des arts et du design, galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (France)

2008
Galerie d’Ys (Belgium)
Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif (France)
Chapelle de la Pitié Salpétrière, Paris (France)
Centre d’art contemporain Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer (France)
Art Elysées, Paris, galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (France)
Scope, Londres, with galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris, London (UK)

2007
Musée de la Vieille Charité, Marseille (France)
Galerie Athanor, Marseille 1988 Galerie Guy Mondineu, Paris (France)
Galerie Lacourière Frélaut, Paris (France)

2005
Galerie La Tête d’obsidienne, La Seyne-sur-Mer (France)

1995
Galerie Baron-Samedi, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Galerie Le Carré, Lille (France)
Hugeia Art Gallery, Tongeren (Belgium)

1994
FIAC, Paris, galerie Thorigny-Patricia Heuillet, Paris (France)

1993
Ex-Libris, galerie Thorigny-Patricia Heuillet, Paris (France)
FIAC, Paris, galerie Thorigny-Patricia Heuillet, Paris (France)
Salon de Montrouge (France)

1992
Galerie Schlötzer, Wuppertal (Germany)

1991
Galerie Lemoulin, Vallauris (France)
Hugieia Art Gallery, Tongeren (Belgium)

1990
Centre d’Art Contemporain Pablo Neruda, Corbeil-Essonnes (France)
Galerie Apomixie, Patrick Polge, Paris (France)

1989
Galerie Apomixie, Paris Galerie F. Carette, Brussels (Belgium)

1986
Œuvres sur papier, Musée d’Orange (France)
Art Jonction, Nice, galerie l’Œil Écoute, Paris (France)

1985
Galerie Urea Thomas, Genève Galerie Urea Thomas, Paris (France)

1984
Galerie l’Œil Écoute, Lyon (France)

1980
Figuration actuelle, Haulchin (France)
Actualités du Dessin, Maison de la Culture, Grenoble (France)

1977
Galerie ABCD, Paris 1976 Art actuel, Avignon (France)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Martinique
Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris

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