Benedicte Gele

Benedicte Gele

9 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

Les Saumonards
Les Saumonards
$684
Mixed media (23 x 17 in)
Nu equin 111t
Nu equin 111t
$1,169
Mixed media (20 x 26 in)
Le château d'oléron
Le château d'oléron
$684
Mixed media (23 x 17 in)
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
Jeune orpheline d’après delacroix
$628
Acrylic painting (16 x 16 in)
Nu equin 230
Nu equin 230
$121
Watercolour (6 x 8 in)
Vie equine 2a
Vie equine 2a
$1,941
Acrylic painting (47 x 16 in)
Nu equin 229
Nu equin 229
$254
Pencil drawing (8 x 11 in)
Expression 10t
Expression 10t
$684
Pencil drawing (17 x 23 in)
Face à face 35t
Face à face 35t
$1,169
Mixed media (21 x 26 in)
Expression 9t
Expression 9t
$684
Mixed media (17 x 23 in)
Nu equin 227
Nu equin 227
$232
Pencil drawing (11 x 8 in)
Nu equin 109t
Nu equin 109t
$684
Pencil drawing (23 x 17 in)
Rose
Rose
$684
Pencil drawing (17 x 23 in)
Hiérarchie 18p
Hiérarchie 18p
$1,709
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Nu equin 108t
Nu equin 108t
$684
Pencil drawing (17 x 23 in)
Face à face 6p
Face à face 6p
$684
Pencil drawing (17 x 23 in)
Expression 8t
Expression 8t
$684
Pencil drawing (17 x 23 in)
Nu equin 223
Nu equin 223
$243
Watercolour (11 x 8 in)
Nu equin 224
Nu equin 224
$243
Watercolour (8 x 11 in)
Nu equin 11p
Nu equin 11p
$1,698
Pencil drawing (32 x 23 in)
Nu equin 5p
Nu equin 5p
$419
Pencil drawing (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 221
Nu equin 221
$187
Pencil drawing (11 x 8 in)
Nu equin 106t
Nu equin 106t
$408
Mixed media (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 222
Nu equin 222
$232
Pencil drawing (11 x 8 in)
Face à face 33t
Face à face 33t
$1,952
Acrylic painting (39 x 20 in)
Nu equin 105t
Nu equin 105t
$397
Pencil drawing (12 x 12 in)
Hiérarchie 17p
Hiérarchie 17p
$1,709
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Hiérarchie 16p
Hiérarchie 16p
$1,709
Pencil drawing (23 x 33 in)
Vie equine 7t
Vie equine 7t
$1,169
Mixed media (26 x 18 in)
Face à face 32t
Face à face 32t
$1,169
Acrylic painting (21 x 26 in)
Face à face 3a
Face à face 3a
$419
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Expression 3p
Expression 3p
$783
Pencil drawing (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 1t
Face à face 1t
$3,308
Mixed media (31 x 43 in)
Expression 2p
Expression 2p
$551
Pencil drawing (14 x 19 in)
Face à face 4p
Face à face 4p
$1,709
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Regard XXI
Regard XXI
$783
Acrylic painting (17 x 22 in)
Nu equin 20a
Nu equin 20a
$419
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 103t
Nu equin 103t
$419
Acrylic painting (16 x 12 in)
Expression 5t
Expression 5t
$1,544
Mixed media (33 x 22 in)
Face à face 1a
Face à face 1a
$419
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 19a
Nu equin 19a
$551
Acrylic painting (19 x 14 in)
Nu equin 210
Nu equin 210
$105
Ink drawing (9 x 7 in)
Nu equin 206
Nu equin 206
$105
Ink drawing (7 x 9 in)
Face à face 29t
Face à face 29t
$783
Acrylic painting (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 28t
Face à face 28t
$1,985
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Alerte 3
Alerte 3
$529
Oil painting (12 x 16 in)
Face to face 27t
Face to face 27t
$1,544
Mixed media (21 x 29 in)
Chat
Chat
$1,169
Mixed media (28 x 20 in)
Nu equin 93t
Nu equin 93t
$386
Acrylic painting (12 x 12 in)
Nu equin 94t
Nu equin 94t
$540
Acrylic painting (19 x 14 in)
Nu equin 192
Nu equin 192
$198
Watercolour (9 x 7 in)
Face à face 23t
Face à face 23t
$772
Watercolour (17 x 22 in)
Face à face 3p
Face à face 3p
$408
Pencil drawing (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 8p
Nu equin 8p
$408
Pencil drawing (11 x 17 in)
Face à face 22t
Face à face 22t
$419
Mixed media (12 x 16 in)
Nu equin 9p
Nu equin 9p
$1,709
Pencil drawing (33 x 23 in)
Nu equin 92t
Nu equin 92t
$430
Watercolour (16 x 12 in)
Face à face 20t
Face à face 20t
$772
Watercolour (17 x 22 in)
Nu equin 90t
Nu equin 90t
$551
Mixed media (14 x 19 in)
Nu equin 181
Nu equin 181
$109
Acrylic painting (5 x 7 in)

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