Saturday, March 22, 2008

Gilles Manero, for the record......


Gilles Manero is a French self-taught artist whose paintings on old vinyl classical music records depict an alternate reality. His style is flawless and his color choices are reminiscent of fine Renaissance paintings. He also makes collage and mixed media works. 
Everyday he haunted the local museum in his town, and was befriended by their curator. He showed her his artwork and she arranged for Gilles to have a one man show at the Musee de la Creation Franche a Begles France. He was picked up by Judy Saslow Gallery in Chicago, and was also represented at the recent Outsider Art Fair in NY. Click on the Beverly Kaye Gallery link to the right. His records can be seen under the "New Artists" button.
Gilles Manero is one of the most original and talented artists I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! 

3 comments:

acaligurl said...

how cool. i like to hear about artist.

BeverlyKayeGallery said...

I agree with you. The stories are very interesting and give a little more access, sometimes, to the art that is being created. But, in the end, the art must be able to stand on it's own long after these fascinating stories are forgotten. Thanks for your comment!.

Jane said...

This guys work is fab, so detailed. It puts me in mind of Leanora Carrington, (I think I've got her name right) and H Bosh too.