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GILLES TEBOUL (FRA)


Born in 1961 in Paris, France
Lives & works in Montreuil, France


Biography

After studying Applied Arts, Gilles Teboul began to develop his first explorations in painting and participated in collective exhibitions, while collaborating with luxury labels and advertising agencies. Since 2000, he has chosen painting and photography. He regularly presents his work in galleries and art centers.


Approach

In his latest series, Gilles Teboul continues to keep a distance from the painter’s gesture. In his previous series, he proceeded by retreat, by subtraction, by what he called the « non gesture », erasing part of the matter which covered his canvases and thus causing the undercoat of paint to rise to the surface.

With his recent paintings, he goes as far as abolishing any gestural implication of the artist in the production. The paintings are placed flat on shims in equilibrium. Teboul lets the paint pour onto and spread out over the canvas without intervening in its movement.

Thus, the creator’s role in the fabrication is extremely limited and the work assumes its definitive form in the very instant of its conception. The artist is, indeed, dispossessed of his actions and is kept at a distance from his realizations. In other words, the physical act of painting yields to a procedure where the color, in the purest ‘acheiropoïetic’ tradition, distributes itself onto the canvas. This Greek term means "not made by the hand of man, miraculously".

It is a miracle, because usually, any work is an artefact whose genesis can be studied through the various intermediate stages, the sketches, the preparatory drawings, from a large body of actions, stroke by stroke, which designate it as the work of a human creator.

Here however, it is only when the opaque acrylic binder used by Teboul is definitively fixed that the image appears and reveals itself, without unveiling the secrets of its production.
Monochromes ? Only in appearance, because the eye, captivated, discovers all the richness of the tones which vibrate uder its surfaces. Translucid, the paintings function like an aquatic mirror in which the spectator sees his own image.

Let us be assured, Teboul is neither a magician nor a mystic.

At the same time, for over 15 years, he has developed a photographic series in reference to painting.

He questions the « institutional » discourse which has often announced the theoretical death of painting. By photographing his worn and dried painting material, the bottoms of pots, canvases, crusts, opercula, palettes, etc... accumulated and archived, he recycles them and gives them a new life.


Solo shows

2017 Live Today. Tomorrow will cost more, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
2017 VOLTA13, galerie bruno massa, Basel, Switzerland
2017 L.A Art Show, galerie bruno massa, Los Angeles, USA

2016 Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2013 Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2011 Centre d’Art Albert Chanot, Clamart, France
2011 Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2001 Galerie SachaTarassoff, Paris, France

2000 Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris, France


Group shows

2017 Art Gwangju, galerie bruno massa, Gwangju, South Korea
2017 KIAF, galerie bruno massa, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Art Jakarta, galerie bruno massa, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017 Art Busan, galerie bruno massa, Busan, South Korea
2017 Context NY, galerie bruno massa, New York City, USA
2017 Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Aqua Art Miami, galerie bruno massa, Miami Beach, USA
2016 Jiangsu Art Fair, galerie bruno massa, Changzhou, China
2016 Affordable Art Fair New York, galerie bruno massa, New York City, USA
2016 Bazaar Art Jakarta, galerie bruno massa, Jakarta, Indonesia
2016 Art Busan, galerie bruno Massa - Busan, South Korea
2016 Art Fair Tokyo, galerie bruno massa, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Minimenta, Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2015 Minimenta, Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2014 La Petite Collection, White Project Galerie, Paris, France
2014 Minimenta, Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2012 Galerie Univer, Paris, France

2011 Galerie Univer, Paris, France
2011 Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Le Vide, Paris, France
2011 Fondation Jean Arp, Clamart, France

2010 Centre d’Art Albert Chanot, Dessins, Clamart, France
2010 Centre d'Art Albert Chanot, Photographies de Femmes, Clamart, France

2004 Mairie de Paris, Paris, France

2003 Galerie Christine Phal, Parfum de Fleurs, Paris, France
2003 Salle Royale Eglise de la Madeleine, Le Jardin de la Terre, Paris, France
2003 Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris, France

2002 Galerie Aréa, Art ou Nature, Paris, France
2002 Salon Jeune Création, Paris, France
2002 Galerie Sacha Tarassoff, Paris, France
2002 Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris, France

2001 Galerie Sacha Tarassoff, Paris, France
2001 Galerie Bruno Delarue, Paris, France

2000 Art Paris, Galerie Sacha Tarassoff, Paris, France
2000 Galerie Sacha Tarassoff, Paris, France

1999 Salon de Novembre, Vitry sur Seine, Paris, France

1997 Salon de Bagneux, Bagneux, France

1996 Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France

1995 Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France
1995 Salon de Bagneux, Bagneux, France

















n°1177
2016
acrylic on canvas
33 x 24 cm - 13 x 9,5 in



n°1179
2016
acrylic on canvas
33 x 24 cm - 13 x 9,5 in