Gérard Schlosser

Born in 1931 - France

BIOGRAPHY

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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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

1982
Musée-Château, Montbéliard, (France)
Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille, (France)

1983
Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Cyr-l’École, (France)

1984
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)
FIAC, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)

1985
Galerie Ghana, Séoul, (Japan)
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)

1987
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, (France)

1989
Mayer-Schwarz Gallery, Los Angeles, (USA)

1991
Galerie Loft, Paris, (France)
Schlosser 1964-1970, Galerie Thierry Salvador, Paris, (France)
Galerie Vincent, Saint-Pierre de la Réunion, Ile de la Reunion, (France)

1992
Centre d’art contemporain, Lycée du Forez, Feurs, (France)
Galerie Félix Labisse de l’Hippodrome, Douai, (France)

1993
La nuit, Galerie Loft, Paris, (France)

1994
Galerie Jacqueline Storme, Lille, (France)
Galerie Loft, Paris, (France)
Galerie Vincent, Béziers, (France)

1995
Art Center, Séoul, (Japan)

1996
Galerie Étienne Sassi, Paris, (France)
Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Beauvais, (France)

1997
Galerie Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand, (France)

1998
Fondation Charles-Cante, Vieille Église Saint-Vincent, Mérignac, (France)


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

2001
Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)
Art Paris, Francesco Smalto, Paris, (France)

2002
Dessins 1965-1971, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

2003
Peintures récentes, Pop Galerie Laurent Strouk, Cannes, (France)

2004
Les années 70, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

2006
Art Paris, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

2008
Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, (France)

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

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