Gilles Aillaud

1928 (Paris) / 2005 (Paris)
Living in : Paris
Working in : Paris
Artist's gallery

When one thinks of Gilles Aillaud, one recalls his beautiful painting which proposes a large bestiary where his meticulous vision of animals rivals the power of La Fontaine and Georges Orwell! Morality alongside revolutionary commitment! In his work, wild animals play the leading role and even if they do not hunt humans to take power as in the author of 1984's Animal Farm, they remain a testimony to the painter's commitment. The exhibition is arranged chronologically and thematically in four sections: first the animals, then the drawings and lithographs. The man of the theatre is listed next and the exhibition ends with large landscapes. We move from the cage to the grid, then to the plant world, to water and air. The further you go, the more the painting opens up and is only concerned with itself. The animals become free.

Renaud Farroux

Extract from the text by Renaud Faroux published in the N°64 of the review Art Absolument: published on 12 March 2015.

Artist's issues

Issue 64

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