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Gabriel Schmitz

Born in: 1970

Germany

Biography
Gabriel Schmitz was trained as an artist in various places : his native Germany, Edinburgh (Scotland), Salamanca and Winchester (England); an artistic itinerary which has led to a suggestive work, in line with the German expressionism, with a metaphysical touch to it. For Gabriel Schmitz painting is a way of introspection which allows him to come to know himself and to communicate. His work reveals a humanistic preoccupation, being centred on the human figure, mainly female, to portray states of introspection in a subtle and lyrical language. His interest lies in registering life as in the language of the body (the expression of faces, of hands seemingly deformed and exaggerated placed in first plane, withdrawn gazes, feet in movement ... ) in detaining that fugitive and eloquent gesture which expresses a state of being as well as a preoccupation. Following closely other forms of artistic expression like cinema, theatre, dance, music or photography, on which he draws for inspiration, he recollects in his work impressions and fragments of lived moments, registers “experiences of displacement”. But what particularly fascinates him is the gestural grammar of dance and the portrayal of both the beauty and the fugitivity of harmonic poses in numerous variations. To capture the naturalness of movement is one of his dominant themes, be it in dance, in people who walk or run or in the cadence of repose. Gabriel Schmitz paints a gesture as a silent pause, a suspended accord which paradoxically seems to continue. His work breathes a certain sadness, even in the frenetic exasperation in which his dancers are immersed. In the painter’s opinion there is a more profound and complex truth to be found in sadness than in happiness. His work attracts and seduces on first sight, empresses the viewer because each of us is involved in the hidden theme of all his work : the time that will come into being. His paintings are paintings of time, of movement and of silence. Any real art pursues the harmony of opposites, the exact spot of the encounter of - after Baudelaire - the ephemeral and the eternal, the point of inflection that joins things opposed, and Gabriel Schmitz paints with the impulse ta attempt to immobilise movement, to fix fugitive instants, to detain time.
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  • Painting Everyday life

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Gabriel Schmitz, Akai Kenchuikuka, Drawing

Gabriel Schmitz

Akai Kenchuikuka, 2013
32.7 x 24.8 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,044

Gabriel Schmitz, Enoden light railway, Kamakura, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Enoden light railway, Kamakura, 2011
70.9 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,609

Gabriel Schmitz, Ineko, Drawing

Gabriel Schmitz

Ineko, 2013
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$3,165

Gabriel Schmitz, La chica de Izu, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

La chica de Izu, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,531

Gabriel Schmitz, Myanmar, Drawing

Gabriel Schmitz

Myanmar, 2013
27.6 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,922

Gabriel Schmitz, Self portrait , Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Self portrait , 2012
15.7 x 15.7 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$2,435

Gabriel Schmitz, Selfportrait, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Selfportrait, 2014
24 x 16.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,470

Gabriel Schmitz, Katmandu #1, Drawing

Gabriel Schmitz

Katmandu #1, 2015
29.9 x 22 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,922

Gabriel Schmitz, Mademoiselle S., Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Mademoiselle S., 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,618

Gabriel Schmitz, The fur hat, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

The fur hat, 2016
18.1 x 15 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,618

Gabriel Schmitz, Manhattan transfert, Drawing

Gabriel Schmitz

Manhattan transfert, 2015
29.9 x 22 x 2 inch
Drawing

$2,922

Gabriel Schmitz, Fumeurs #2 (la photographe), Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Fumeurs #2 (la photographe), 2015
11.8 x 25.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,922

Gabriel Schmitz, Les mots, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Les mots, 2018
45.7 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,966

Gabriel Schmitz, Garden party, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Garden party, 2017
51.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,087

Gabriel Schmitz, Chelsea memories II, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Chelsea memories II, 2018
28.7 x 45.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,966

Gabriel Schmitz, Nocturne, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Nocturne, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,383

Gabriel Schmitz, Couple, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Couple, 2017
28.7 x 45.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,966

Gabriel Schmitz, My coat hangs here, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

My coat hangs here, 2016
49.2 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,966

Gabriel Schmitz, Small things, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Small things, 2013
23.6 x 43.3 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$5,479

Gabriel Schmitz, Sirène #2, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Sirène #2, 2016
23.6 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,053

Gabriel Schmitz, Amaranthe, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Amaranthe, 2015
36.2 x 38.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,087

Gabriel Schmitz, Silence , Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Silence , 2015
39.4 x 31.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,783

Gabriel Schmitz, Bach, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Bach, 2017
70.9 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,888

Gabriel Schmitz, Femmes et feuilles (Women and leaves) , Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Femmes et feuilles (Women and leaves) , 2015
65.4 x 22.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,061

Gabriel Schmitz, Pieds nus, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Pieds nus, 2015
70.9 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,609

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From May, 7 To May, 26 2018

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Spring Exhibition
From April, 3 To May, 5 2018

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Gabriel Schmitz, A place called silence
From March, 8 To March, 31 2018

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Christmas Exhibition
From November, 28 To December, 23 2017

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Christmas Exhibition
From December, 1 To December, 24 2016

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Gabriel Schmitz
From May, 19 To June, 18 2016

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