Gil Bruvel, whose work impresses and intrigues viewers at first sight and makes them prisoners of its fascinating and inescapable appeal.
Diving deep into the complexities of life and emotionally embracing all its contradictions, paradoxes and dualities, Gil Bruvel has developed a very personal approach and technique to express his creativity.
Disregarding the traditional full-body sculpture, Bruvel has chosen to work with the notions of volume and void, thereby assigning his art pieces with the duality he sees in life. The result is a stunning and whimsical feeling of wonder, of an inner quest about where our boundaries are drawn between inside and outside. The way Bruvel works the stainless steel ribbons in twisting strips and endless loops evokes the powerful human energy, which, in his art works, seems to constantly move freely and unconstrained by any physical boundaries.
Bruvel – just like Rob Mulholland or Bruno Catalano, each in his own way – addresses fundamental issues of present-day life, such as our feelings of emptiness, our quest for a purpose, our identification with what surrounds us. However, he does so by means of a very creative aesthetic sensibility and thoughtful perspective. He stirs our emotions and strongly appeals to our senses through the sinuous sensuality of his sculptures. Even the names chosen for his works encourage this involvement of the senses: “The Wind”, “The River”, “Never-Ending”, “Dichotomy”, “Flow Series”.
As Rainer Maria Rilke, the great German poet of the twentieth-century, states, “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back...”, just flowing, floating, fleeting...