01/10/2007

GEORGES BRU, the painter of shady situations

GEORGES BRU, the painter of shady situations

Bru - relecture d'une femme

During his 1986 exhibition at L’autre Musée in Brussels I already noticed the shady ambient in his works, something that was closed to Balthus images but with less colour and more drawing insistence.

Georges Bru was born in 1933 in the Lot-et-Garonne department (France) and studied at the Art School of Toulon but never accepted to paint the sunny landscapes and seascapes the tourist asked for. He preferred and still does, the darkness and the night.

The human beings haunting his works are looking for darkness; they seem to have no possibility to discover a light source. Everything is perfectly drawn except the faces and the bodies more evocation than portraits but they are perfect at the technical level.

Used to the best rails for his exhibitions he is back in town with portraits of wandering people in search of their own personality. Mysterious or dangerous, his drawings make me think to some American cities at night. Strange but full of seduction, this exhibition is to visit, absolutely.

Anita NARDON

Galerie d’Ys,
rue de l’Arbre Bénit 84,
1050 Brussels

from Oct 4. to 28, 2007
Thursday to Saturday from 2 to 6pm
Sunday from 11am to 3pm


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