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b. 1945, France

Gérard Alary Biography

Gérard Alary's painting is monumental, bounteous, not only in size but by its devotion, forged by an holistic hand-to-hand struggle. His haunting paintings are characterized by the momentum of his gesture. Between representation and abstraction, death, faces, and the body - recurring figure in his art - are present and abstract at the same time.

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Gérard Alary's canvasses do not invite the viewer to contemplate, but force him to immerse himself in a macular blackness. Black from which arise skulls, which first appear to us as spots. Vectors of evil, the maculas result from a sensitive observation of reality and are emotionally charged.

If, as Gilles Deleuze had pointed to, there is always a moment in painting (...) where the hand and the eye compete as enemies, the exhibition "Macula" is an experience that will not leave visitors unscathed.

Gérard Alary Featured Artworks

Landscape by Gérard Alary contemporary artwork
Gérard AlaryLandscapeAcrylic on canvas
150 x 150 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery

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