Gaël Davrinche is a French artist who lives and works in Montreuil. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he works mainly in painting but also sculpture.Read More
Davrinche's interest foremost is with an 'uneducated' expression style that is spontaneous, without any tricks, and a borrowed representation style of children. Through the decisive gesture of painting, Davrinche questions the portrait in its historical and social signification, its reality and imaginary. Oscillating between being and appearance, the artist combines the surprise accessories of the figures, the boxing gloves or reversed potted peony, and offer as well an interpretation of an incongruous portrait. His works take a strange turn that destabilises us with the ubiquity of the object, furthermore, become an interrogation of his individual role on his attitude, his relationship with the world, and others. The painting of Davrinche is powerful. By cutting and scribbling, he gives subject. According to Philippe Piguet, in his mixed universe 'the beautiful, the ugly, paint good, paint bad, the stander, the consensus.' It is all 'madness in painting' which invited us to an astonishing visual discovery.
Text courtesy A2Z Art Gallery.