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Gabriel Schmitz

Germany Born in: 1970

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the language of the body (the expression of faces, of hands seemingly deformed and exaggerated placed in first plane, withdrawn gazes, feet in movement ...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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Gabriel Schmitz, La Coréenne, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

La Coréenne, 2020
60 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€ 2,900

Gabriel Schmitz, Akai Kenchuikuka, Drawing

Gabriel Schmitz

Akai Kenchuikuka, 2013
83 x 63 x 4 cm
Drawing

€ 2,500

Gabriel Schmitz, Sidewalk Stories, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Sidewalk Stories, 2018
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

€ 2,750

Gabriel Schmitz, Looking for Barbara Loden, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Looking for Barbara Loden, 2020
60 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

€ 2,900

Gabriel Schmitz, Unreasonable Likeness, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Unreasonable Likeness, 2020
60 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

€ 2,900

Gabriel Schmitz, Song for Chris Marker, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Song for Chris Marker, 2020
62 x 104 x 5 cm
Painting

€ 4,500

Gabriel Schmitz, Fur die Katz, Painting

Gabriel Schmitz

Fur die Katz, 2019
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

€ 2,200

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

Gabriel Schmitz

Femmes et feuilles (Women and leaves) , 2015
166 x 58 x 5 cm
Painting

€ 5,800

Few works remaining by Gabriel Schmitz

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Le pas suspendu - Gabriel Schmitz

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Le pas suspendu - Gabriel Schmitz
From June 25 To September 19, 2020

Small works, Great emotions

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Small works, Great emotions
From December 4, 2019 To December 21, 2019

20 ans ! 20 artistes !

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20 ans ! 20 artistes !
From March 31, 2019 To April 24, 2019

Blue like...

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Blue like...
From February 1, 2019 To March 2, 2019

In May... Women artists, Women models

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In May... Women artists, Women models
From May 7, 2018 To May 26, 2018

Spring Exhibition

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Spring Exhibition
From April 3, 2018 To May 5, 2018

Gabriel Schmitz, A place called silence

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

Accrochage de Noël

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Accrochage de Noël
From November 28, 2017 To December 23, 2017

Accrochage de Noël

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Accrochage de Noël
From December 1, 2016 To December 24, 2016

Gabriel Schmitz

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Gabriel Schmitz
From May 19, 2016 To June 18, 2016

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