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Benedicte Gele

Benedicte Gele

50 fans

Le Chateau d'Oleron (17), France
147 works

Horses have always played a part in Bénédicte Gelé’s life. Born in 1975 and brought up in the Parisian suburbs, she had no prior history with horses. The animal remained a two-dimensional object in magazines or sometimes a figure in the background of a distant meadow when on holiday. However, an overwhelming fascination, an almost unexplainable attraction and a particular bewitchment encouraged her to strive and spend more and more time with these animals.

After obtaining a baccalaureate in Applied Arts and a further certificate in Visual Communication, she became a graphic designer and then artistic director. She then found a lively, clever little mare and started drawing horses with a quiet obsession. In 2004, her professional and equestrian lives seemed to merge with horses, of course, as the cornerstone.

The artist is just as drawn to the animal and to the act of drawing itself. The living form, with its curves and movement, reminds her of the nude studies during her school days. The body in its simplest form, as crude as the pencil stroke, the artist’s basic technique, grey or black, pure and powerful.

She does not paint for the myth or legend of the animal, or for its strength, even though she respects it all. Above all, she paints the physical, the sensual, a wave of primal emotion that the body provokes. She could have chosen a man or a woman, but horses have a cruder, more animalistic quality to their posture than humans do. Horses have a powerful, captivating presence, with their natural solidity.

Bachelor’s degree in Applied
ArtsBTS Visual Communication

Equis Art Gallery | 2017- Red Hook NY (USA)

Bee & Laurel Gallery | 2017- Edgerton WI (USA)

Small Format Fair | 2016 - Saintes (17)

Theatre Le Dôme | 2016 - Saumur (49)

Personal exhibition in La Maline | 2016 - La Couarde sur Mer, Ile de Ré (17)

Carrara Trophy | 2016 - Saint Lô (50)

L’Art O’Carré | 2015 - Orléans (45)

22nd International Salons of Saumur | 2014 - Saumur (49)

Horse Utopia | 2014 - Florence (Italy)

Aranima at La Hip Galerie | 2012 - Paris

Equine Art 2011 | 2011 - Auburn (USA)

Gallery of the Priory of St George at Benedicte Giniaux | 2006/2010 - Oise (60)

Equine art exhibition at Corner Gallery | 2009 - Surrey (UK)

16th International Salons of Saumur | 2008 - Saumur (49)

Solo exhibition Haras de St-Lô | 2008 - Saint-Lô (50)

31st National Exhibition of Animal Artists | 2007 - Bry-sur-Marne (94)

15th International Salons of Saumur | 2007 - Saumur (49)

Zingaro Equestrian Theatre Exhibition | 2006 - Aubervilliers (93)

Salon de Dessin et de la Peinture à l’Eau | 2006 - Grand Palais - Paris

58th Moret Fair | 2006 - Moret-sur-Loing (77)

Show "Des brides et vous" on the Equidia channel | 2005

Benedicte Gele's artwork

Renewal series n°5
Renewal series n°5
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°4
Renewal series n°4
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°2
Renewal series n°2
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°1
Renewal series n°1
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Expression 13t
Expression 13t
$1,275
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Sa part d'ombre
Sa part d'ombre
$2,382
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Les Saumonards
Les Saumonards
$746
Mixed media (59 x 42 cm)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$457
Pencil drawing (30 x 40 cm)
Face à face 40t
Face à face 40t
$2,117
Acrylic painting (61 x 85 cm)
L'eclaireur
L'eclaireur
$854
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 13p
Nu equin 13p
$2,117
Mixed media (81 x 60 cm)
Renewal series n°7
Renewal series n°7
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°6
Renewal series n°6
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°3
Renewal series n°3
$349
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Le manège
Le manège
$2,550
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chenal
Chenal
$746
Mixed media (42 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 111t
Nu equin 111t
$1,275
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
$686
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vie equine 2a
Vie equine 2a
$2,117
Acrylic painting (120 x 40 cm)
Rose
Rose
$746
Pencil drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Hiérarchie 18p
Hiérarchie 18p
$1,864
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 221
Nu equin 221
$204
Pencil drawing (29 x 21 cm)
Nu equin 222
Nu equin 222
$253
Pencil drawing (29 x 21 cm)
Face à face 33t
Face à face 33t
$2,129
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Hiérarchie 17p
Hiérarchie 17p
$1,864
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Hiérarchie 16p
Hiérarchie 16p
$1,864
Pencil drawing (59 x 84 cm)
Face à face 1t
Face à face 1t
$3,608
Mixed media (78 x 108 cm)
Expression 2p
Expression 2p
$601
Pencil drawing (36 x 48 cm)
Face à face 1a
Face à face 1a
$457
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 19a
Nu equin 19a
$601
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Nu equin 93t
Nu equin 93t
$421
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Face à face 20t
Face à face 20t
$842
Watercolour (42 x 56 cm)
Nu equin 90t
Nu equin 90t
$601
Mixed media (36 x 48 cm)
Expression 1t
Expression 1t
$854
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 15a
Nu equin 15a
$541
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$770
Pencil drawing (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 67t
Nu equin 67t
$782
Acrylic painting (50 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 150
Nu equin 150
$289
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Nu equin 169
Nu equin 169
$277
Pencil drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Nu equin 75t
Nu equin 75t
$1,443
Acrylic painting (59 x 84 cm)
Equine nude 72t
Equine nude 72t
$541
Pencil drawing (36 x 48 cm)
Nu equin 114t
Nu equin 114t
Sold
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Face à face 37t
Face à face 37t
Sold
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Nu equin 108t
Nu equin 108t
Sold
Pencil drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 224
Nu equin 224
Sold
Watercolour (21 x 29 cm)
Expression 7t
Expression 7t
Sold
Mixed media (54 x 65 cm)
Expression 1p
Expression 1p
Sold
Pencil drawing (36 x 48 cm)
Expression 5t
Expression 5t
Sold
Mixed media (30 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 98t
Nu equin 98t
Sold
Watercolour (30 x 30 cm)
Face à face 3p
Face à face 3p
Sold
Pencil drawing (30 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 190
Nu equin 190
Sold
Watercolour (19 x 24 cm)
Expression 3t
Expression 3t
Sold
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Nu equin 2a
Nu equin 2a
Sold
Acrylic painting (42 x 56 cm)
Nu equin 115t
Nu equin 115t
Sold
Mixed media (42 x 56 cm)
Face à face 39t
Face à face 39t
Sold
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Mon whistlejacket
Mon whistlejacket
Sold
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Face à face 36t
Face à face 36t
Sold
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Saint-George
Saint-George
Sold
Mixed media (54 x 65 cm)
Expression 11t
Expression 11t
Sold
Pencil drawing (56 x 42 cm)
Le château d'oléron
Le château d'oléron
Sold
Mixed media (59 x 42 cm)

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