Although Gil Bruvel’s work resists classification, the artist himself refers to his style as visionary. His luminous, meticulously detailed paintings have classical nuances that reflect his training and studies in art and history at an early age. But where his thoroughly modern, futuristic even, landscapes and visions come from is just as enigmatic as the works themselves.
Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1959, Gil Bruvel’s French-born parents moved the family back to the south of France when he was four years old. While taking drawing lessons at age nine and learning sculpture basics, Gil made the decision to spend his life creating art. There he found himself inspired by the light and landscapes in this region. He began working with oil paint at the age of 12 and the local environment had an enormous and lasting influence on his palette - giving him luminous colors he continues to use today. more >>