Andalusian “Suits of Light” painted by Christian Gaillard (exhibition "De Luz" in HK, 16-28 Oct)
DE LUZ - Solo Exhibition of Christian Gaillard
Vernissage (with artist’s presence): 15 October 2014 (Wed), 6:30 – 8:30pm
Exhibition period: 16 – 28 October 2014
Venue: Connoisseur Art Gallery, G3, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
RSVP recommended for Vernissage: email@example.com | (852) 2868 5358
The Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, Mr. Arnaud Barthèlemy, will be the guest of honour of the vernissage of "De Luz", solo exhibition of the French painter Christian Gaillard, on 15 October 2014 (Wed).
“De Luz”, which means “Of Light” in Spanish, is derived from the term “Traje de Luz" or "Suit of Light”. This refers to the custom-made costume, worn by bullfighters and embroidered with silver or golden thread inspired by 18th century Andalusian clothing.
Often, the French artist Christian Gaillard paints his subjects, some of whom are the greatest matadors today, from their side or back, so that their richly and brilliantly coloured “Suits of Light” stand out against a faded background of mystery. With his breathtaking technique and classical compositions, Gaillard showcases the majestic and graceful postures of the matadors as well as their bravery and determination.
For more information:
Website of Connoisseur Art Gallery: http://connoisseur-art.com/exhibitions_details.php?ex_id=87.
Tel: (852) 2868 5358