Gérard Schlosser

Born in 1931 - France


Gérard Schlosser was born on June 12, 1931 in Lille. He studied silverware at the Ecole des arts appliqués, in Paris; he has also studied briefly at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts before deciding to dedicate entirely to painting, in 1953, after having seen a performance of "Waiting for Godot".

Ever since his first paintings, Gérard Schlosser chooses figurative art: fragments of bodies, painted in solid color and encircled in black. These works remind the explorations of Pop Art. Starting in 1967, he uses sand on his painted surfaces and that gives a particular vibration to his works: each grain adds depth, with a part of light and its own shadow.

Gérard Schlosser is a painter that uses multiple techniques. In the '70s, he starts using photography and photomontage in his paintings, cutting different shapes and associating elements from different documents. Afterwards, he builds a system in this direction, as many artists belonging to the Narrative Figuration movement did (Monory, Rancillac, Aillaud, Fromanger, with whom he took part in the Mythologies quotidiennes 2 exhibition in 1977). The usage of the episcope that allows the projection of an image on the canvas becomes very popular.

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Musée-Château, Montbéliard, (France)
Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille, (France)

Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Cyr-l’École, (France)

Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)
FIAC, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)

Galerie Ghana, Séoul, (Japan)
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)

Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)

Mayer-Schwarz Gallery, Los Angeles, (USA)

Galerie Loft, Paris, (France)
Schlosser 1964-1970, Galerie Thierry Salvador, Paris, (France)
Galerie Vincent, Saint-Pierre de la Réunion, Ile de la Reunion, (France)

Centre d’art contemporain, Lycée du Forez, Feurs, (France)
Galerie Félix Labisse de l’Hippodrome, Douai, (France)

La nuit, Galerie Loft, Paris, (France)

Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille, (France)
Galerie Loft, Paris, (France)
Galerie Vincent, Béziers, (France)

Art Center, Séoul, (Japan)

Galerie Étienne Sassi, Paris, (France)
Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Beauvais, (France)

Galerie Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand, (France)

Fondation Charles-Cante, Vieille Église Saint-Vincent, Mérignac, (France)

Gérard Schlosser, Villa Tamaris - Centre d’art, La Seyne-sur-Mer, (France)
Photomontages 1972-1999, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)
Art Paris, Francesco Smalto, Paris, (France)

Dessins 1965-1971, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

Peintures récentes, Pop Galerie Laurent Strouk, Cannes, (France)

Les années 70, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

Art Paris, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

Gérard Schlosser rétrospective 1957-2013, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, Musées de Sens, (France)
Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

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