Benedicte Gele

Benedicte Gele

36 fans

Le Chateau d'Oleron (17), France
144 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

Expression 13t
Expression 13t
$1,197
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Le manège
Le manège
$2,393
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Nu equin 112t
Nu equin 112t
$914
Mixed media (53 x 38 cm)
Sa part d'ombre
Sa part d'ombre
$2,235
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Face à face 36t
Face à face 36t
$1,603
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Saint-George
Saint-George
$1,197
Mixed media (54 x 65 cm)
Face à face 34t
Face à face 34t
$1,197
Watercolour (50 x 70 cm)
Expression 11t
Expression 11t
$790
Pencil drawing (56 x 42 cm)
Chenal
Chenal
$700
Mixed media (42 x 59 cm)
Les Saumonards
Les Saumonards
$700
Mixed media (59 x 42 cm)
Nu equin 111t
Nu equin 111t
$1,197
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Le château d'oléron
Le château d'oléron
$700
Mixed media (59 x 42 cm)
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
$644
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vie equine 2a
Vie equine 2a
$1,987
Acrylic painting (120 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 229
Nu equin 229
$260
Pencil drawing (21 x 29 cm)
Rose
Rose
$700
Pencil drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Hiérarchie 18p
Hiérarchie 18p
$1,750
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 108t
Nu equin 108t
$700
Pencil drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 11p
Nu equin 11p
$1,739
Pencil drawing (81 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$429
Pencil drawing (30 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 221
Nu equin 221
$192
Pencil drawing (29 x 21 cm)
Nu equin 222
Nu equin 222
$237
Pencil drawing (29 x 21 cm)
Face à face 33t
Face à face 33t
$1,998
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 105t
Nu equin 105t
$406
Pencil drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Hiérarchie 17p
Hiérarchie 17p
$1,750
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Hiérarchie 16p
Hiérarchie 16p
$1,750
Pencil drawing (59 x 84 cm)
Vie equine 7t
Vie equine 7t
$1,197
Mixed media (65 x 46 cm)
Face à face 1t
Face à face 1t
$3,387
Mixed media (78 x 108 cm)
Expression 2p
Expression 2p
$565
Pencil drawing (36 x 48 cm)
Face à face 4p
Face à face 4p
$1,750
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Face à face 1a
Face à face 1a
$429
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 19a
Nu equin 19a
$565
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Face à face 29t
Face à face 29t
$802
Acrylic painting (42 x 56 cm)
Chat
Chat
$1,197
Mixed media (70 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 93t
Nu equin 93t
$395
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Nu equin 94t
Nu equin 94t
$553
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Nu equin 8p
Nu equin 8p
$418
Pencil drawing (29 x 42 cm)
Nu equin 9p
Nu equin 9p
$1,750
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Face à face 20t
Face à face 20t
$790
Watercolour (42 x 56 cm)
Nu equin 90t
Nu equin 90t
$565
Mixed media (36 x 48 cm)
Face à face 19t
Face à face 19t
$1,219
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Expression 3t
Expression 3t
$1,219
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Expression 1t
Expression 1t
$802
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 15a
Nu equin 15a
$508
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Equine nude 159
Equine nude 159
$254
Pencil drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$723
Pencil drawing (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 13a
Nu equin 13a
$723
Acrylic painting (38 x 55 cm)
Nu equin 67t
Nu equin 67t
$734
Acrylic painting (50 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 150
Nu equin 150
$271
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Nu equin 169
Nu equin 169
$260
Pencil drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Face à face 11t
Face à face 11t
$1,897
Acrylic painting (60 x 81 cm)
Nu equin 176
Nu equin 176
$271
Mixed media (26 x 24 cm)
Nu equin 171
Nu equin 171
$147
Acrylic painting (16 x 22 cm)
Nu equin 75t
Nu equin 75t
$1,355
Acrylic painting (59 x 84 cm)
Equine nude 72t
Equine nude 72t
$508
Pencil drawing (36 x 48 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 37t
Face à face 37t
Sold
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 cm)
Nu equin 230
Nu equin 230
Sold
Watercolour (14 x 21 cm)
Face à face 35t
Face à face 35t
Sold
Mixed media (54 x 65 cm)

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