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Benedicte Gele

Benedicte Gele

53 fans

Le Chateau d'Oleron (17), France
160 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

Face à face 42t
Face à face 42t
$1,682
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Face à face 7a
Face à face 7a
$799
Ink drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Face à face 6a
Face à face 6a
$799
Ink drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Face à face 5a
Face à face 5a
$799
Ink drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Territoire
Territoire
$2,099
Mixed media (70 x 70 cm)
Trace
Trace
$847
Mixed media (42 x 56 cm)
22k
22k
$429
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Renewal series n°5
Renewal series n°5
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°4
Renewal series n°4
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°2
Renewal series n°2
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°1
Renewal series n°1
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Sa part d'ombre
Sa part d'ombre
$2,362
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Les Saumonards
Les Saumonards
$739
Mixed media (59 x 42 cm)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$453
Pencil drawing (30 x 40 cm)
Face à face 4a
Face à face 4a
$799
Ink drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Paysage
Paysage
$847
Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Chemin
Chemin
$394
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
18k
18k
$429
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Face à face 7p
Face à face 7p
$847
Pencil drawing (42 x 56 cm)
Nu equin 13p
Nu equin 13p
$2,099
Mixed media (81 x 60 cm)
Renewal series n°7
Renewal series n°7
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°6
Renewal series n°6
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Renewal series n°3
Renewal series n°3
$346
Mixed media (21 x 29 cm)
Le manège
Le manège
$2,529
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Chenal
Chenal
$739
Mixed media (42 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 111t
Nu equin 111t
$1,264
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
$680
Acrylic painting (40 x 40 cm)
Vie equine 2a
Vie equine 2a
$2,099
Acrylic painting (120 x 40 cm)
Rose
Rose
$739
Pencil drawing (42 x 59 cm)
Hiérarchie 18p
Hiérarchie 18p
$1,849
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Nu equin 221
Nu equin 221
$203
Pencil drawing (29 x 21 cm)
Nu equin 222
Nu equin 222
$250
Pencil drawing (29 x 21 cm)
Face à face 33t
Face à face 33t
$2,111
Acrylic painting (100 x 50 cm)
Hiérarchie 17p
Hiérarchie 17p
$1,849
Pencil drawing (84 x 59 cm)
Hiérarchie 16p
Hiérarchie 16p
$1,849
Pencil drawing (59 x 84 cm)
Face à face 1t
Face à face 1t
$3,578
Mixed media (78 x 108 cm)
Face à face 1a
Face à face 1a
$453
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Nu equin 19a
Nu equin 19a
$596
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Nu equin 93t
Nu equin 93t
$417
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Face à face 20t
Face à face 20t
$835
Watercolour (42 x 56 cm)
Nu equin 90t
Nu equin 90t
$596
Mixed media (36 x 48 cm)
Expression 1t
Expression 1t
$847
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 15a
Nu equin 15a
$537
Acrylic painting (48 x 36 cm)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$763
Pencil drawing (50 x 50 cm)
Nu equin 150
Nu equin 150
$286
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Nu equin 169
Nu equin 169
$274
Pencil drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Nu equin 75t
Nu equin 75t
$1,431
Acrylic painting (59 x 84 cm)
Equine nude 72t
Equine nude 72t
$537
Pencil drawing (36 x 48 cm)
Nu equin 114t
Nu equin 114t
Sold
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Expression 13t
Expression 13t
Sold
Acrylic painting (54 x 65 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)

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