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Gauthier Bruel

France Born in: 1982 Bestsellers

The ways of art are impenetrable. The one followed by Gauthier Bruel, a 38-year-old Mendois artist, is indeed. Behind a singing accent and a sincere smile, hides a crack, a breach, in which the light of art springs. For ten years, his artistic practice has seen the light of day, has hatched in his hands, although it has carried an artistic fiber in him for a long time.

From childhood, Gauthier Bruel felt animated, inspired by creativity. It was however at the age of 28, following an admission to the Paul Eluard psychiatric hospital in Mende, that he was revealed in his practice by his occupational therapist, as part of a practice of art therapy.

A place steeped in artistic history, since this hospital housed several underground intellectuals during the Second World War, including Paul Eluard himself. Between his family origins and this fertile artistic past, Gauthier Bruel is very attached to the territory of Lozère and Mende, where he seems to have found his promised land.

Gauthier Bruel then begins painting, a technique to which he remains faithful.

He first worked on cloth, then moved to painting on canvas in large formats then medium formats - which he still favors today - and finally paper. The use of linen or cotton canvas, paper, is important in understanding the work of the artist since it is natural, simple materials, like his work. Naturally, his beginnings are closer to Art Brut, but his curiosity and creativity push him to discover other artistic currents and other artists. His attention then turns to Helen Frankenthaler. It's an artistic shock. The "fluid" painting, on large formats, the flat colors of the American painter from abstract expressionism breathe her inspiration. He thus produced a work inspired by the artist, hung in the corridor of the Paul Eluard hospital in Mende.

Gauthier Bruel discovered over the years other artists whose aesthetics gradually came to permeate and forge his style. This is how he was inspired by Hans Hartung, but also Soulages, by attending the Soulages museum in Rodez. It is through these different figures of inspiration that Gauthier Bruel works to develop and assert his own aesthetic. Black quickly takes a prominent place in his work. Despite appearances that might lead one to believe that the artist is trying to paint "in the manner of", his canvases emanate another symbolism, another aesthetic. The artistic and spiritual approach which pushes him to use black and colors, to treat shapes, is quite his own.

Gauthier Bruel works on minimalism: reducing colors, reducing shapes, “to say only the essential". The use of colors refers to him as a personal mediumistic maieutics. For him, the choice of black is justified for its elegance, its intensity and because it represents the divine breath, the spiritual. He puts it against each other with colors chosen for their “mystical poetics", following his inspiration: orange refers to dawn or sunset, evoking for him a messianic seal; blue, very present in his work, symbolizes depth and “oceanic feeling" according to Freudian theory (taking up the psychological notion of Romain Rolland editor's note). Finally, green refers to nature, which in itself embodies a manifestation of the divine. In front of his multiple inspirations, Gauthier Bruel works by different series according to the choice of his tools.

Sometimes, his works thus evoke the abstract representation of a landscape. Although he only paints at home, his excursions into the abundant flora that surrounds him lead him to creation.

In his latest works, Gauthier Bruel has also integrated natural elements within his creative process by using broom branches, a plant very present around him, to apply the paint directly to the canvas. Although Hans Hartung inspired him for this creation, the divine meaning which is so important to him is very present in his approach.

Gauthier Bruel's past and psychiatric present have helped shape his work. Ten years of self-taught study of the three monotheistic religions, philosophy and mysticism nourished the artist's spirituality, leading him to the idea of the omnipresence of God and giving him the irrational dimension of faith. This research took him to the extreme of himself, leading to certain psychiatric disorders. But his work today is imbued with this research: it is marked by a very strong spiritual, symbolic, mystical and religious meaning. The realization of a work for Gauthier Bruel thus seems to “spring from his unconscious". Creation is at the same time instinctual, an outlet act, then soothing once the work is done. His artistic expression is based on "mystical and emotional states" that he needs to formalize in a work, to transcribe on the canvas. His practice remains for him a therapy that he has appropriated and of which he has finally made his identity as an artist. Beyond the psychiatric illness, Gauthier Bruel knew how to make of his fragility and his isolation, his delirious outbursts and invasive thoughts, his addictions and past suffering, a creative force. From its parts of shadows and lights, powerful works are born, between glare and darkness, where the spiritual is embodied.

In this, the artistic practice of Gauthier Bruel reminds me of the Nabis, these prophetic painters, whose mysticism, their spirituality and their religiosity pushed to fulfill the prophecy of painting.

Gauthier Bruel today wishes to continue to give body and identity to his works, to identify and forge his own aesthetic style. His artistic quest and his individual prophecy are still in their infancy and only begs to be followed closely ...

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Our recommendations Gauthier Bruel, Les gorges du Tarn, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Les gorges du Tarn, 2021
43.3 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
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$2,003

Our recommendations Gauthier Bruel, Exp 4, Painting

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Exp 4, 2020
47.2 x 35.4 x 2.8 inch
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$1,805

Our recommendations Gauthier Bruel, Ste, Painting

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Ste, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
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$2,038

Our recommendations Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre, Painting

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Sans titre, 2020
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
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$745

Gauthier Bruel, Horizon, Painting

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Horizon, 2020
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
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$524

Gauthier Bruel, Winter Escape, Painting

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Winter Escape, 2020
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
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$2,038

Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre N°3, Painting

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Sans titre N°3, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
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$1,957

Gauthier Bruel, Le pays des sources N°16, Painting

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Le pays des sources N°16, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
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$1,864

Gauthier Bruel, Crazy Trees, Painting

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Crazy Trees, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
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$1,130

Gauthier Bruel, BN 2, Painting

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BN 2, 2020
39.4 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,153

Gauthier Bruel, YG15, Painting

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YG15, 2019
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,223

Gauthier Bruel, Goûter 1, Painting

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Goûter 1, 2021
63 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$2,271

Gauthier Bruel, Lovers, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Lovers, 2020
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,805

Gauthier Bruel, Landscape, Painting

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Landscape, 2020
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$524

Gauthier Bruel, ST 7, Painting

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ST 7, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,957

Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre N°5, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Sans titre N°5, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,957

Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre N°4, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Sans titre N°4, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,957

Gauthier Bruel, Trinité 3, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Trinité 3, 2021
43.3 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,003

Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre N°1, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Sans titre N°1, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,236

Gauthier Bruel, Le pays des sources N°21, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Le pays des sources N°21, 2021
51.2 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,864

Gauthier Bruel, Le pays des sources N°19, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Le pays des sources N°19, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,864

Gauthier Bruel, Blue Motion, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Blue Motion, 2020
51.2 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,561

Gauthier Bruel, Orange Motion, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Orange Motion, 2020
35 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,561

Gauthier Bruel, Trinité, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Trinité, 2020
35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,922

Gauthier Bruel, Sceau Messianique, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Sceau Messianique, 2020
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,339

Gauthier Bruel, Aubergines, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Aubergines, 2020
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,153

Gauthier Bruel, Orage N°2, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Orage N°2, 2020
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,561

Gauthier Bruel, Pa9, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Pa9, 2020
51.2 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,572

Gauthier Bruel, Emergence N°1, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Emergence N°1, 2020
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,456

Gauthier Bruel, Jardin japonais, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Jardin japonais, 2020
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,258

Gauthier Bruel, Plan noir, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Plan noir, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,072

Gauthier Bruel, Apocalypse, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Apocalypse, 2020
28.7 x 36.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$897

Gauthier Bruel, Le Messie conquérant, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Le Messie conquérant, 2020
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,258

Gauthier Bruel, Chemins, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Chemins, 2019
44.9 x 57.5 x 1.1 inch
Painting

$1,829

Gauthier Bruel, HH 2, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

HH 2, 2020
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,852

Gauthier Bruel, Eaux noires, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Eaux noires, 2020
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,596

Gauthier Bruel, Saint Clair N°2, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Saint Clair N°2, 2020
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,957

Gauthier Bruel, Saint clair, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Saint clair, 2020
63 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,271

Gauthier Bruel, MS01, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

MS01, 2019
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$722

Gauthier Bruel, The white hill, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

The white hill, 2019
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,514

Gauthier Bruel, Postlude d'un paysage, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Postlude d'un paysage, 2021
63 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$2,271

Gauthier Bruel, Goûter 2, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Goûter 2, 2021
63 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$2,271

Gauthier Bruel, ST 8, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

ST 8, 2021
57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,446

Gauthier Bruel, ST 6, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

ST 6, 2021
57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,446

Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre N°2, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Sans titre N°2, 2021
57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,446

Gauthier Bruel, Le pays des sources 18, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Le pays des sources 18, 2020
35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
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Gauthier Bruel, ST 11, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

ST 11, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
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Gauthier Bruel, ST 9, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

ST 9, 2021
57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Gauthier Bruel, Mendel, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Mendel, 2020
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
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Gauthier Bruel, Emergence N°2, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Emergence N°2, 2020
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
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Gauthier Bruel, Feuillards, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Feuillards, 2020
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
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Gauthier Bruel, Mont Mimat, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Mont Mimat, 2020
38.2 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Gauthier Bruel, BN7, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

BN7, 2018
63 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Gauthier Bruel, Sans titre, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Sans titre, 2019
63 x 37.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

Sold

Gauthier Bruel, BAS24, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

BAS24, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

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Gauthier Bruel, Haiku, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Haiku, 2018
31.5 x 47.2 x 1 inch
Painting

Sold

Gauthier Bruel, WD01, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

WD01, 2019
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Gauthier Bruel, Bas 26, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Bas 26, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Gauthier Bruel, Bas 15, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Bas 15, 2019
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Gauthier Bruel, Bas 10, Painting

Gauthier Bruel

Bas 10, 2019
57.5 x 44.9 x 1 inch
Painting

Sold

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