Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

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Gil Bruvel
"I am an artist because it is the conduit to release the ideas and visuals I carry daily...It’s not magic…but it feels like magic.” -Gil Bruvel During his more than thirty-year career, Gil Bruvel has passionately followed an ever-changing, organic flow of artistic expression as it has moved through a series of mediums and forms. Each one is a reflection of the artist’s aesthetic sensibility and thoughtful perspective at the time, while continuously remaining open to the inner nudges inherent in a truly creative life. And in each approach—from surrealist-inspired and fantastical imagery to three-dimensional functional and sculptural art, to the current Flow series—he has drawn on threads of creative stimulus and artistic mastery that began very early on. As the son of a renowned cabinetmaker in southern France, Gil absorbed precision of hand and an eye for design. Studies in the fundamentals of drawing and sculpture began when he was nine. Later, apprenticeship in an art restoration workshop provided an excellent art history education with intimate, hands-on insight into techniques of the Old Masters as well as a fluency in 20th-century art. By the time the young artist set up his own studio, he was combining these and other creative sources with a finely honed eye for recurring patterns and motifs in the natural world. In 1990, he settled in the United States. With the sculptures in the Flow series, Bruvel continues to celebrate the imaginative and the real, yet here his vision seems to penetrate the veil of material form. These striking, evocative sculptures, comprised of graceful sinuous ribbons of cast stainless steel, reveal an essential underlying fluidity that exists simultaneously within the physical, quantum, and metaphoric realms. Bruvel’s ribbons of energy may flow in parallel streams, yet they convey the subtle and complex human intersections of beauty and pain, inner and outer, the ephemeral and the eternal now. He is also a successful multi faceted painter creating large scale pieces in charcoal, oils, resin and many other mediums.
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Wall Sculpture #8
Gil Bruvel

Wall Sculpture #8

Wood, resin and paint

13 x 24 x 9 in

Wall Sculpture #9
Gil Bruvel

Wall Sculpture #9

Wood, resin and paint

34 x 23 x 9 in

Balanced, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Balanced, 2018

wooden sticks & paint

22 x 17 in

Divided, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Divided, 2018

Burnt wood and acrylic

22 x 24 x 23 in

Exhale, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Exhale, 2018

Mixed media on burnt wood sticks

24 x 18 x 20 in

Mindful, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Mindful, 2018

4,700 burnt wood sticks

34 x 34 x 22 in

Serenity, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Serenity, 2018

4,700 burnt wood sticks

22 x 22 x 20 in

Wall Sculpture #26, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Wall Sculpture #26, 2018

Wood, resin and paint

48 x 48 x 9 in

Wall Sculpture #28, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Wall Sculpture #28, 2018

Wood, resin and paint

24 x 30 x 10 in

Wall Sculture #29, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Wall Sculture #29, 2018

Acrylic On Wood

24 x 35 x 9 in

Wall Sculture #34, 2018
Gil Bruvel

Wall Sculture #34, 2018

Acrylic On Wood

48 x 40 x 9 in

White Face from Cubist Series, 2018
Gil Bruvel

White Face from Cubist Series, 2018

Wood, resin and paint

51 x 40 x 9 in

Abstract Pawn, 2015
Gil Bruvel

Abstract Pawn, 2015

Bronze with White Patina

20 x 16 x 14 in

Checkmate (1/30), 2014
Gil Bruvel

Checkmate (1/30), 2014

Stainless Steel, Bronze, Wood & Resin

37.50 x 37.50 in

Cubist Series #1, 2014
Gil Bruvel

Cubist Series #1, 2014

Wood and Resin on Panel

49 x 35 in

Descent (2/3), 2017
Gil Bruvel

Descent (2/3), 2017

Stainless Steel

8 x 10 x 6 in

Dichotomy (24/35)
Gil Bruvel

Dichotomy (24/35)

Stainless Steel

28 x 27 x 14 in

Flowing (16/20)
Gil Bruvel

Flowing (16/20)

Stainless Steel

20 x 27 x 14 in

One Voice (18/20)
Gil Bruvel

One Voice (18/20)

Stainless Steel

20 x 13 x 15 in

Perpetual Motion #2
Gil Bruvel

Perpetual Motion #2

Charcoal & Acrylic On Paper

69.50 x 49.50 in

Rain (1/20)
Gil Bruvel

Rain (1/20)

Stainless Steel

20 x 17 x 14 in

The Descent, 2017
Gil Bruvel

The Descent, 2017

Bronze

8 x 10 x 6 in

The River (30/35)
Gil Bruvel

The River (30/35)

Stainless Steel

24 x 15 x 23 in

The Well, 2015
Gil Bruvel

The Well, 2015

Stainless Steel

17 x 18 x 9 in

The Wind (1/35)
Gil Bruvel

The Wind (1/35)

Stainless Steel

16 x 22 x 14 in

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