Gallery of Creatives does not only focus on art work but also a wide range of illustrations and photographs. It also provides space to budding artistes involved in various genres of creative work.
Like all other galleries the Gallery of Creatives was also affected by the lockdown that was imposed by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19. But now with the situation normalising they are back with a new art exhibition titled ‘Flowers and company’ by a French artist Vincent Gerby.
In fact, Gerby has also written two books on Nepal called, ‘Le nouveau Népal ou le pari d’une utopie’ and ‘L’affaire des 16 piliers’.
Gerby studied art in a Korean art studio in France between 1997 and 2001 and has held exhibitions in Cambodia, Nepal and South Korea.
His recent works focus on the naive form of any object with bright, warm colours that talk about daily life, impressions and feelings.
Arvin Sharma, gallery partner and curator, says, “Gerby’s work portrays day-to-day complexities in such a joyful manner because of the colour palette he uses. His paintings are bright but not too loud. You can exhibit his paintings anywhere and they will just blend in any surrounding.”
The upcoming exhibition has 16 oil paintings. Explaining why it is called ‘Flowers and company’, Sharma says, “His works are collections of flowers and portraits.”
Gerby explains his work process and his inspiration, revealing, “It is not a question of what inspires me to paint. I could be out on a walk or may be in the shower… as soon as I get an idea I start painting. My subjects are from my day-to-day life.”
He talks about how it is not about waiting for inspiration but working on a problem.
“There are no rules on art and for me it is like a problem I need to solve.”
His collection of works feels happy, warm and appealing yet complicated at the same time.
It makes you wonder about the reality of the painting and what story it is trying to portray.
Gerby’s work is not constricted on how an art is supposed to be but the simplicity delivers a complex work of art that celebrates life in a joyful manner.
Flower and Company is on display from April 3 to 27 from 10 am to 6 pm at Gallery of Creatives.