hubert le gall

« Sculptor of emotions »

For the fifth time, Elisabeth Delacarte will present in 2016 a solo exhibit by Hubert Le Gall. Exactly 20 years after the gallerist first met the artist, this latest collaboration will highlight new functional art pieces with an intense emotional impact. Hubert Le Gall wields his palette marvellously to transform our everyday space. His approach consists in revisiting and giving new meaning to furniture and the decorative arts. In 1997, Avant-Scène presented his first exhibition of vegetal inspirations with works which have become « timeless » today: his famous daisy tables and flower commodes. The following exhibitions will reveal new sources of inspiration: zoomorphic with creations based on a poetic bestiary bringing together a Bull cabinet with a Heron side table ; geometric abstractions as found in his mirrors or his Igloo chest of drawers ; the Universe of the circus where his rabbits and sheeps try to be funnier that the other. Hubert Le Gall never ceases to surprise us. The originality and imagination of this atypical artist resides in a permanent alchemy combining a taste for, and a vast familiarity with, traditional furniture, but always with a discrepancy somewhat derisive of our classics and our overly « respectable » furniture...for him! Humor and optical games constitute an inexhaustible foundation of work for this "sculptor of emotion" who also works on the scenography of many exhibitions. Hubert Le Gall admits to maintaining a relationship built on trust with Elisabeth Delacarte, reinforced by a certain complicity. « I create first for the Gallery Avant-Scène because it's my Parisian showcase and I give them exclusivity on principle.»