Bending the Lines and Pixelated Forms
Bending the Lines focuses on Bruvel’s explorations of dynamic movements using wood as his medium to create captivating, lighthearted abstract sculptures which reference the delicate and ordinary existence around us. Bruvel breaks away from the objective constraints of concepts and forms in order to shift our perception and reinvent the world around us. Layering both the physical and conceptual together, Bruvel’s sculptures are an exploration of consciousness interacting with mystery
With the Pixelated Forms, Bruvel’s use of wood reflects the complexity and dynamisms of the human psyche. These faces embody the emotions that accompany deep inner reflection. The back of these artworks are abstract visuals of synapses firing within the brain. Bruvel’s juxtaposition of the wood sticks mimics the numerous pathways that compose the human psyche and that give representation to the complexities of thought. While the synapses of the brain fire away, these faces of tranquility demonstrate the dynamic contrast between external and internal expression.
These highly complex and densely compact sculptures incorporate a seemingly infinite number of miniature cubes and rectangles that lay like woven threads cascading down and rising through each piece. The interlocking of these structures forms an inner mechanism within each piece that continues to recreate itself through its own energetic surface. The colors provide a radiant tonal depth throughout, whilst the edges of the placed objects form a luscious texture that trails our gaze to the motion held within. Every element of each piece precisely demonstrates Bruvel’s technical craftsmanship and ability to create a dimensional performance that has a perceived sensation of life.
Functional Art: Flow Series
Hailing originally from France, this incredible artist’s creations started at an early age, apprenticing for his father who was an artisanal carpenter, and learning historical restoration. Through a wide range of influences and mediums, the work has evolved into large-scale bronze pieces that process the magic of natural form through an artist’s creative mind. Influenced by cyma tics, architecture, fractals, science and design, Gil has developed a style that filters the practical knowledge of fluid dynamics and organic processes into groundbreaking works of art.
This brand new trio of art objects will be available only as a limited edition and suitable for both fine art and design exhibition. Consisting of two chairs and a triangular stool, the breathtaking designs that compose Flow Series: Functional Art are cast in stainless steel and utile as well as aesthetically stunning. The Dichotomy Chair clearly draws its dissecting currents of lines from waveforms, with the movement of each half embracing horizontal and vertical plateaus. The base emerges as if organically rooted to the floor and balanced as if grounded in nature itself. Another chair, the Zig Zag Impulse Chair, salutes contemporary architecture and stands frozen, as if woven from living metallic fabric. Like fluid dynamics, the energy in these designs by Gil Bruvel captures the movement of liquids and lines and the oscillations we find in natural formations. His Equilateral Apex Stool stands as a sensual monument to form and function. The geometrics of this small table call to mind mineral and crystal shapes, or petrified wood. In stainless steel, this trio of new pieces by Gil Bruvel converges into an alchemical set of fine art design that brings this artist’s poetic abstractions into the realm of practical ingenuity.
In the Cubist Series, Bruvel explores the connection between various patterns and human facial expressions. Made with separate pieces that converge into a whole, these complex structures take on a life of their own. Defined lines gradually roll into sharp curves, blending soft features with an abstract contour. As the face is composed, fractured architectural landscapes begin to emerge as forms combine. The parts are represented in a variety of organic and geometric forms unique to each artwork.
With the Flow Series, Bruvel continues to celebrate the imaginative and the real. In this series, his authentic vision began to penetrate the veil of material form from their two dimensional depictions. These striking, evocative sculptures, comprised of graceful sinuous ribbons of cast stainless steel, reveal an essential underlying fluidity that exists simultaneously within the physical, quantum, and metaphoric realms.
Throughout Bruvel's carrer he has focused his energy on creating highly detailed surreal representational work. The creation of the chess set represents the challenge of meshing the past with the present genres and the pursuit of continuing to push the envelope in his creative journey. The art of war and strategies is the essence of the game of chess. Bruvel's goal by designing a thematic chess set was to increase the sense of opposition between the two sides. As the design progressed, he also experienced a sense of fusion and complementarity between the two opposite sides. This theme relates to the evolution of styles and conceptions we have about
what art means.
Figurative Side : The world is perceived and expressed with recognizable elements we can reference to perceived reality, the representational world.
Abstract Side : The world as we conceptualize it with arbitrary elements that are ways of expressing how we value the contexts in which we understand it, the abstract world. Some elements may still be recognizable but they are just there to suggest and let the viewer form their own conclusions.
Scent Series - Original Paintings
The Color of Scent—Sensual Fusion in Celebration of the Feminine
In the timeless presence of a beautiful woman, the senses are enveloped in a fluid, indefinable wave of experience, delicate yet intense. Sometimes you swear you can feel the visceral caress of her voice. You can hear the musical emanation of her form. In a dance of color, you see the enticing fragrance that swirls around her, yet cannot be named.
This sensory overlap is known as synesthesia, where one sense perception is simultaneously experienced through an unrelated sense. Perceptual boundaries dissolve. Sounds, smells, colors, and shapes are mutable and intertwined; distinctions disappear. In Gil Bruvel’s new series of paintings, dancing radiant hues are the artist’s visual expression of an alluring, ephemeral, and often mysterious feminine scent.
Yet just as our sense experiences are reshaped, the door is also thrown open to a vastly expanded conception of female beauty—and woman’s own sense of herself, her unexplored potential, her place in the world. The essence of the feminine remains, but uncontained by templates from the past. In Bruvel’s compelling vision, universal feminine beauty is perceived through a new set of senses: vibrant female energy expressed as richly colored flames and undulating waves. They eddy delicately through and around her or vibrate powerfully from her core. A magical fusion of fragrance and color symbolizes and celebrates woman’s emerging identity in an enveloping, ever-changing flow.
The Journey Series - Original Paintings
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber
Balanced on the scale of time, we are infinitesimally small, an ephemeral breath of wind, now here, now gone. We walk on the earth with creatures whose ancestors trod the same ground long before we were here. And they, in turn, move through trees whose seeds for eons have fallen and sprouted and grown in soil and rock whose geologic memory is unfathomably deep—the agelessness of the earth itself. On another scale, we totter precariously; we are too large. Yet the weights that cause us to tip—our clever inventiveness, narrow vision, unchecked desires—may somehow find balance in other equally human traits: curiosity, wonder, cooperation, awe.