GAUTHIER HUBERT

Born in 1967 in Brussels (BE)
Lives and works in Brussels (BE)

Born in 1967 in Brussels, Gauthier Hubert won the 1999 « Prix de la jeune peinture belge » and has since shown his work in international group and solo shows, mostly in the UK, Iceland and Belgium.

Gauthier Hubert’s painting is enigmatic in many respects – while his technique itself shows a timeless and meticulous quality, the rest of his approach has a resolutely contemporary style. It shows solid swathes of vibrant colors, an unsettling strangeness in its shapes and a steady facination with ugliness. Stiking strangeness and ugliness which imediatly draw the eyes to themselves.

“Most of of his subjects have something that disturbs and can even go as far as repulse; undoubtedly because it affects humans and creates an inescapable mirror effect. A man twisting in pain, a woman with a bloody face, a three-headed monster, a beautiful woman with an absent look, a devil’s face or a series of drawings entitled Laughter Yellow. The secret of this painting, which inevitably seduces and convinces, is at least threefold.
First of all, there is the quality of the pictorial rendering down to the smallest detail, and this is very important in this case, without forgetting the essential role of colours; secondly, there is the sneaky offbeat humour and, finally, there is, in addition to a set of cultural references, our inevitable human involvement and feelings.”
– Claude Lorent

He goes beyond his subject, refering to art history, sometimes in a very direct way with precise references, but mainly by following in the footsteps of artists that tested human nature through distortion before him. His uncanny artworks are the product of historical weight mixed with a very modern structure and gaze.

“Gauthier Hubert enters into a satirical dialogue with Art History, charmingly convincing the spectator of the uninterrupted existence of the people and characters who once posed for the great masters. His work indeed consists of a joyous duality : painting via language and language via painting. Coming and going between matters of painting and words of language, each picture is a trip for the eyes. The vehicle used is the painted figure. The title gives it a direction. And art history is its engine. It is up to us, the audience, to go that way but, as long as we are willing to play the game, we will find in each painting an enigma to solve, and a story to read.”
– François de Coninck

SOLO SHOWS

2018

Sans aucun titre, Brussels (BE)

2016

Monographie,  Edition Art 00+16 La Mediatine, Brussels (BE)

2015

Maison à vendre (with Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir), Brussels (BE)

2014

Résonnance(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels (BE)

2011

c’est la peinture qui nous regarde, WEproject, Brussels (BE)

2008

Bibliotheca, Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)

2006

Een schilderij van Sint-Lukas, Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels (BE)
Dieter Roth fondation, Skaftfell, Seydisfjordur (IS)
So Artficial (was) a Project for Luanda, Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)

2005

Virus, Ruimte Morguen Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)
U.S.A. U.S.E. U.S., Witte Zaal Sint-Lucas, Ghent (BE)
U.S.A. U.S.E. U.S., Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS)

2002

Duty, Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)
Academica Dictatura, Kunst Nu, S.M. A.K. – De Vereniging, Ghent (BE)
ArtKonceptAgency, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)

1996

La Cambre / Ter Kameren, Building Van De Velde, Brussels (BE)

1994

Tropismes, Brussels (BE)

GROUP SHOWS

2016

Notre ami Yves, (avec Yves Lecomte et Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir), Brussels (BE)
Kwartett, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

2015

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)

2014

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear (UK)
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London (UK)

2013

Treasures around E. Munch, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)

2012

Pop Up – les dernières acquisitions, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels (BE)

2011

Galerie Elaine Levy Project, Brussels (BE)
Féminité, Maison Particulière – International Private collections, Brussels (BE)
Origines, Maison Particulière –  International Private collections, Brussels (BE)

2010

Le Garage, Mechelen (BE)

2009

Fading, Museum of Ixelles, Brussels (BE)
Take off 2009, Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)

2008

Summer show, Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)

2007

Show Off, Koraalberg, Paris (FR)

2006

Wall project, Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)

2005

Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (BE)

2004

Eclips. Tentoonstelling rond het verdwijnen, Bornem; Puurs; Willebroek (BE)

2002

Glitch, Art Box, Waregem (BE)
Zoersel 2002, Een raadsel voor Zoersel, Gemeentehuis Zoersel, Zoersel (BE)
Pieter Vermeersch, Kris Fierens, Gauthier Hubert, Joris Ghekiere, Kunstenaars van de Galerie Koraalberg, Antwerpen (BE)
Spring, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)

2001

Project AKA – ArtKonceptAgency, Fondation tap Tournai (BE)

2000

Repugnantia, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège (BE)
AD-Res (bxl2000), Schaarbeek (BE)

1999

Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge 1999, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (BE)
Antarctic- Belgique, Bozar, Brussels (BE)

1995

Musée de Charleville-Mézières, Charleville-Mézières (FR)

1994

L’autre Musée, Brussels (BE)
Galerie Damasquine, Brussels (BE)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi (BE)

PRIZES/AWARDS

2016

Prix Royal Académique ‘Jos Albert’, Palais des Académies Sciences & Lettres (BE)

1999

Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts (BE)

1998

Prix Royal Académique ‘Gustave Camus’, Palais des Académies sciences & lettres (BE)

FAIRS/ EVENTS

2007

Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)

2005

Argos Festival, Brussels (BE)

2004

Angle, 1st International Short Film and Video Festival in Xiamen, Xiamen / Zhangzhou (CN)

2003

Fil Rouge 3, La biennale de Louvain-la-Neuve, Louvain-la-Neuve (BE)

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Musée d’Ixelles (BE)
Maison Particulière (BE)
sereval private collections