Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1959, Gil Bruvel’s French-born parents moved the family back to the south of France when he was 4 years old. While taking drawing lessons at age 9 and learning sculpture basics, Gil proclaimed himself an artist. He began working with oil paint at the age of 12 and the local environment had an enormous and lasting effect on his palette.
During his more than thirty-year career, Gil Bruvel has passionately followed an ever-changing, organic flow of artistic expression as it has moved through a series of mediums and forms. Each one is a reflection of the artistâ€™s aesthetic sensibility and thoughtful perspective at the time, while continuously remaining open to the inner nudges inherent in a truly creative life. And in each approachâ€”from surrealist-inspired and fantastical imagery to three-dimensional functional and sculptural art, to the current Flow seriesâ€”he has drawn on threads of creative stimulus and artistic mastery that began very early on.