Gérard Garouste

Selected works


Born in 1946 in Paris, Gérard Garouste lives and works in Paris and Normandy. He is one of the leading figures in French art. As both painter and sculptor, he is obsessed by the origins of our culture, myths and the legacy left us by the old masters. His own life is the springboard for his work on ‘dismantling images and words’ and his fascination with the questions of origins, time and transmission. His paintings are born of associations of ideas. Now unsettling, now joyful, they teem with animals, some of them fantastical, and a cast of different characters. His sources range from the Bible to popular culture and literary greats, from Cervantes to Rabelais.

Correspondances (Gérard Garouste – Marc-Alain Ouaknin)
Paris - Grenier Saint Lazare
March 25 - July 17, 2021

Paris - Beaubourg
March 15 - May 12, 2018

Contes Ineffables
Paris - Beaubourg

Walpurgisnachstraum (Walpurgis Night’s Dream)
Paris - Beaubourg