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Philippe Geluck

Born in: 1954

Belgium

Emergent Artist

Biography

What if in a kingdom of black humor, the king was a Cat? A king that can make fun of everything.

Born in 1954 in Brussels, the artist Philippe Geluck grew up in a family surrounded by art. His father was a draftsman, his mother a soprano and as a child he began visiting museums and familiarizing with Sempé, Chaval and even with the satirical magazine, Hara-Kiri.

In 1972, he joined INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) but a year before, young Geluck had already been noticed. He was already drawing and with his brother who was a graphic designer, they created a magazine on the walls of the toilets. A place which is more favorable for communication than we think, this way, his work was spotted by the editor of the humorous journal, "L'oeuf" who heard about Geluck and offered him a job in his magazine.

From then on, he had a lot of offers and opportunities. In 1972, Geluck exhibited his work at the Palace of Fine Arts of Brussels at the event «La Venus de Milo ou les dangers de la célébrité », his work stood besides those of Man Ray and Dali. The Maya Gallery liked the work of the artist and offered him his first personal exhibition in 1976.

Philipe Geluck worked as well at the theater. He went regularly on stage and worked alternatively on the stage design and acting. During an audition for a friend, he finally got the main role and played in the National Theater for the first time.

At the age of 26, Geluck had already a pretty hectic life, but in 1980 he took a decisive turn. His marriage to Dany was announced and the cartoonist had the idea of using a funny cat and his wife on the wedding announcement cards, to symbolize the young couple. The idea was a success, and in 1983 Luc Honorez, journalist for «Le Soir » asked Geluck to make drawings of their new face. The Cat was born, long live the Cat.

He quickly became the mascot of the magazine and much more. The Cat appeared as well in the magazine « A Suivre », before they offered him his very own edition. In 1986, the first comic strip which was completely devoted to the Cat come out. This was a major hit and Belgium found in him its modern icon.

Phillipe Geluck did not given up stage acting, in fact he began acting for the cinema in 1990, where he worked with Laurent Ruquier on " On n'est pas couché" as well as with Michel Drucker. Ten years later, the feline won the heart of many with « Le Chat s'Expose » which was the first exhibition completely dedicated to him, at the Fine Arts of Paris, which opened its doors to comics for this occasion.

Finally, we can see the importance of satirical artists of the caliber of Philippe Geluck, who reached freedom of speech and spread humor through his drawings.

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Philippe Geluck, Le Chat Warhol, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat Warhol, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$3,679

Philippe Geluck, Rawajpoutacha, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Rawajpoutacha, 2012
28 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$6,897

Philippe Geluck, Plats piquants, Painting

Philippe Geluck

Plats piquants, 2010
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$25,750

Philippe Geluck, International Gargamel Blue (IGB), Print

Philippe Geluck

International Gargamel Blue (IGB), 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,594

Philippe Geluck, Heures sup', Print

Philippe Geluck

Heures sup', 2018
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$184

Philippe Geluck, C'était le bon temps, Print

Philippe Geluck

C'était le bon temps, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,717

Philippe Geluck, Vitre cassée - Trinquez, Print

Philippe Geluck

Vitre cassée - Trinquez, 2017
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$2,268

Philippe Geluck, Portfolio Miao (4 sérigraphies), Print

Philippe Geluck

Portfolio Miao (4 sérigraphies), 2016
55.1 x 55.1 inch
Print

$3,679

Philippe Geluck, 50 euros, Print

Philippe Geluck

50 euros, 2016
19.7 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,575

Philippe Geluck, Vitre au sol - Michel-Ange, Print

Philippe Geluck

Vitre au sol - Michel-Ange, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Print

$3,801

Philippe Geluck, Le Chat s'expose portfolio, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat s'expose portfolio, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,066

Philippe Geluck, Le Golfeur, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Le Golfeur, 2017
29.1 x 20.5 x 16.5 inch
Sculpture

$7,848

Philippe Geluck, Le Docteur, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Le Docteur, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$7,848

Philippe Geluck, Salade César, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Salade César, 2012
8.7 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$797

Philippe Geluck, Je me bidonne, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Je me bidonne, 2014
9.3 x 6.7 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$490

Philippe Geluck, Kaboul 8h30, Print

Philippe Geluck

Kaboul 8h30, 2009
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$356

Philippe Geluck, Chaltérophile rouge, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Chaltérophile rouge, 2013
19.7 x 23.6 x 13 inch
Sculpture

$5,089

Philippe Geluck, Merci Vasarely, Print

Philippe Geluck

Merci Vasarely, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$981

Philippe Geluck, Boxe, Print

Philippe Geluck

Boxe, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$221

Philippe Geluck, Cher maître, Print

Philippe Geluck

Cher maître, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$490

Philippe Geluck, Slipus Leopardum, Print

Philippe Geluck

Slipus Leopardum, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$184

Philippe Geluck, Costaud, Print

Philippe Geluck

Costaud, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$221

Philippe Geluck, Famille, Print

Philippe Geluck

Famille, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$221

Philippe Geluck, Anniversaire, Print

Philippe Geluck

Anniversaire, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$184

Philippe Geluck, Epicure, Print

Philippe Geluck

Epicure, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$184

Philippe Geluck, Je ricane, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Je ricane, 2014
18.3 x 13.8 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$920

Philippe Geluck, Eléphant, Print

Philippe Geluck

Eléphant, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$490

Philippe Geluck, Le Chat au doigt levé, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat au doigt levé, 2015
9.8 x 8.3 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,165

Philippe Geluck, Rawajpoutacha rouge, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

Rawajpoutacha rouge, 2012
27.6 x 16.5 x 16.5 inch
Sculpture

$6,744

Philippe Geluck, Venise, Print

Philippe Geluck

Venise, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$221

Philippe Geluck, Super soirée, Print

Philippe Geluck

Super soirée, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$184

Philippe Geluck, Pepette, Print

Philippe Geluck

Pepette, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$184

Philippe Geluck, Opération, Print

Philippe Geluck

Opération, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$490

Philippe Geluck, En grève, Sculpture

Philippe Geluck

En grève, 2015
21.7 x 20.1 x 21.7 inch
Sculpture

$53,647

Philippe Geluck, Noé, Print

Philippe Geluck

Noé, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$221

Philippe Geluck, Missing, Print

Philippe Geluck

Missing, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$490

Philippe Geluck, Auto-tamponneuse, Print

Philippe Geluck

Auto-tamponneuse, 2017
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$490

Philippe Geluck, Le Chat, Painting

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat, 2012
63.8 x 79.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Philippe Geluck, Le Chat... Les tongs, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat... Les tongs, 2007
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Philippe Geluck, Le chat. Basket, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le chat. Basket, 2007
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Hotels (Le Chat), Print

Philippe Geluck

Hotels (Le Chat), 2012
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Slipus Leopardus, Print

Philippe Geluck

Slipus Leopardus, 2016
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Chemin. Le Chat, Print

Philippe Geluck

Chemin. Le Chat, 2009
19.7 x 15.7 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Le Chat. Confucius, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat. Confucius, 2009
19.7 x 15.7 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Le Chat. Dieu, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat. Dieu, 2010
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Le Chat. Escargot, Print

Philippe Geluck

Le Chat. Escargot, 2014
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Avocat, Print

Philippe Geluck

Avocat, 2017
19.7 x 15.7 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Kaboul 8h30, Print

Philippe Geluck

Kaboul 8h30, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

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Philippe Geluck, Noé, Print

Philippe Geluck

Noé, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Boxe, Print

Philippe Geluck

Boxe, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Venise, Print

Philippe Geluck

Venise, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Golf, Print

Philippe Geluck

Golf, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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Philippe Geluck, Les Oiseaux, Print

Philippe Geluck

Les Oiseaux, 2003
31.5 x 23.6 inch
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