Benedicte Gele

Benedicte Gele

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

Very early in Bénédicte Gelé’s life, the horse is omnipresent without being obvious. Without equestrian heredity, she was born in 1975 and lives in the Paris suburbs, the animal remains flat on magazines or far at the bottom of a meadow. However, a fascination, an inexplicable attraction pushes Bénédicte Gelé to multiply and force encounters with the animal. After an Applied Arts Bac and a BTS in Visual Communication, she became a graphic designer and then artistic director, fell in love with a lively and clever little mare and logically drew horses. In 2004, his equestrian and professional career seems to blend into each other, inseparable, with the horse as the keystone. Benedicte Gelé is attracted as much by the animal as by the line. In one, this living body, moving, behind its round forms, reminds her of the nude work of her school years. A body in its simplest expression, raw, like the pencil line, the artist’s base, grey or black, pure and strong.

"I do not paint for the myth of the animal or its legends, its strength or power, which I respect and do not deny. No, I think I paint carnal, sensual, a wave of primary emotion that the body reflects. It could have been a man or a woman, but the horse has this more animal side, more raw in these attitudes than the human who tends to intellectualize too much, a strong presence by its natural, captivating mass. »

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

Nu equin 222
Nu equin 222
$234
Pencil drawing (11 x 8 in)
Face à face 33t
Face à face 33t
$1,976
Acrylic painting (39 x 20 in)
Nu equin 105t
Nu equin 105t
$402
Pencil drawing (12 x 12 in)
Expression 7t
Expression 7t
$1,183
Mixed media (21 x 26 in)
Hiérarchie 17p
Hiérarchie 17p
$1,730
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Hiérarchie 16p
Hiérarchie 16p
$1,730
Pencil drawing (23 x 33 in)
Vie equine 7t
Vie equine 7t
$1,183
Mixed media (26 x 18 in)
Face à face 32t
Face à face 32t
$1,183
Acrylic painting (21 x 26 in)
Face à face 3a
Face à face 3a
$424
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Expression 3p
Expression 3p
$792
Pencil drawing (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 1t
Face à face 1t
$3,348
Mixed media (31 x 43 in)
Expression 2p
Expression 2p
$558
Pencil drawing (14 x 19 in)
Face à face 4p
Face à face 4p
$1,730
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Regard XXI
Regard XXI
$792
Acrylic painting (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 31t
Face à face 31t
$1,205
Acrylic painting (20 x 26 in)
Nu equin 20a
Nu equin 20a
$424
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
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Nu equin 103t
$424
Acrylic painting (16 x 12 in)
Expression 5t
Expression 5t
$1,563
Mixed media (33 x 22 in)
Face à face 1a
Face à face 1a
$424
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 19a
Nu equin 19a
$558
Acrylic painting (19 x 14 in)
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Nu equin 210
$106
Ink drawing (9 x 7 in)
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Nu equin 206
$106
Ink drawing (7 x 9 in)
Face à face 29t
Face à face 29t
$792
Acrylic painting (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 28t
Face à face 28t
$2,009
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Alerte 3
Alerte 3
$536
Oil painting (12 x 16 in)
Face to face 27t
Face to face 27t
$1,563
Mixed media (21 x 29 in)
Chat
Chat
$1,183
Mixed media (28 x 20 in)
Nu equin 93t
Nu equin 93t
$391
Acrylic painting (12 x 12 in)
Nu equin 94t
Nu equin 94t
$547
Acrylic painting (19 x 14 in)
Nu equin 192
Nu equin 192
$201
Watercolour (9 x 7 in)
Nu equin 191
Nu equin 191
$201
Watercolour (9 x 7 in)
Face à face 23t
Face à face 23t
$781
Watercolour (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 3p
Face à face 3p
$413
Pencil drawing (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 189
Nu equin 189
$257
Mixed media (8 x 8 in)
Nu equin 8p
Nu equin 8p
$413
Pencil drawing (11 x 17 in)
Face à face 22t
Face à face 22t
$424
Mixed media (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 186
Nu equin 186
$246
Mixed media (8 x 11 in)
Nu equin 9p
Nu equin 9p
$1,730
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Nu equin 92t
Nu equin 92t
$435
Watercolour (16 x 12 in)
Face à face 20t
Face à face 20t
$781
Watercolour (17 x 22 in)
Nu equin 90t
Nu equin 90t
$558
Mixed media (14 x 19 in)
Nu equin 181
Nu equin 181
$110
Acrylic painting (5 x 7 in)
Etude 375
Etude 375
$167
Pencil drawing (10 x 9 in)
Face à face 19t
Face à face 19t
$1,205
Acrylic painting (21 x 26 in)
Expression 3t
Expression 3t
$1,205
Acrylic painting (20 x 28 in)
Expression 1t
Expression 1t
$792
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 in)
Regard XX
Regard XX
$402
Acrylic painting (12 x 12 in)
Nu equin 15a
Nu equin 15a
$502
Acrylic painting (19 x 14 in)
Nu equin 85t
Nu equin 85t
$502
Mixed media (14 x 19 in)
Equine nude 159
Equine nude 159
$251
Pencil drawing (10 x 10 in)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$714
Pencil drawing (20 x 20 in)
Nu equin 158
Nu equin 158
$251
Pencil drawing (10 x 10 in)
Nu equin 13a
Nu equin 13a
$714
Acrylic painting (15 x 22 in)
Nu equin 67t
Nu equin 67t
$725
Acrylic painting (20 x 16 in)
Nu equin 86t
Nu equin 86t
$502
Pencil drawing (16 x 16 in)
Nu equin 150
Nu equin 150
$268
Ink drawing (10 x 10 in)
Nu equin 169
Nu equin 169
$257
Pencil drawing (10 x 10 in)
Face à face 11t
Face à face 11t
$1,875
Acrylic painting (24 x 32 in)
Nu equin 176
Nu equin 176
$268
Mixed media (10 x 9 in)
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Nu equin 171
$145
Acrylic painting (6 x 9 in)