Gaël Davrinche


Gaël Davrinche is a French artist born in Saint-Mande in 1971 who lives and works in Montreuil. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he works mainly painting but also sculpture.

Through the decisive gesture of painting, Gaël Davrinche questions the portrait in its historical and social signification, its reality and imaginary. Oscillating between being and appearance, the artist combines the surprise accessories of the figures, the boxing gloves or reversed potted peony, and offer as well an interpretation of an incongruous portrait. His works takes a strange turn that destabilizes us with the ubiquity of the object, furthermore, become an interrogation of his individual role on his attitude, his relationship with the world, and others.

From the great masters’s painting revisited sometimes in an impudent way, like what he did with la Joconde, to his hyper-realistic portraits, Gael Davrinche dare to try all the different artistic expression. He presents in London, side by side, still life or portraits, paintings, drawings or pastels and he impresses the public by his perfect technique. This exhibition puts the lights on his rich and varied painting and his powerful work.

Gaël Davrinche’s artworks have been exhibition in galleries around the world, and his artworks are part of several collections including the Fondation Colas, the Musée Ingres, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Chambéry, the FRAC Haute-Normandie, and the Fondation Salomon pour l’Art Contemporain.