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    Nicolas Ruelle

    Painter | France

    Credentials

    Group exhibitions
    International exposure

    Introduction

    Career

    After studying Literature and Arts, Nicolas Ruelle first expressed himself through music by working as a composer, notably for French television. In the desire to have more freedom and space for creation, painting was a natural progression. It allowed him to give substance to his “musical visions” through movement, rhythm, space and light.

    Artworks

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    The landscape pushed towards abstraction is the mysterious region where I wish to draw the eye. Through my painting, I search for this free space where the natural elements and the spirit meet, somewhere between matter, shadows and light. Stripped of the superfluous, freed from strict representation to go to the essential, the canvas becomes this secret place where we can share our memories and emotions, a landscape of common meditation. – Nicolas Ruelle

    Style

    Starting from the sculpted material, the first gestures of the artist are energetic and spontaneous. The paint is applied with a knife and spatula, sometimes with construction tools. This first step aims at making the light emerge from the material, like a melody, a few notes torn from the silence.

    The brushes take over in a second, more meditative phase, to soften the forms and diffuse this light. A very personal gesture to approach his key themes: nature and its elements, movement, the search for freedom. With the desire, by all means, to go inside oneself to draw this energy which puts us in balance with the world.

    The choice of the abstract landscape allows him to express a lyrical breath. Listening to all that is alive, his painting is inspired by reality but echoed with all the emotions and imagination that we carry. It is a bridge between nature and the intimate.

    Exposure

    From 2008 onwards, Nicolas Ruelle’s work was shown in the first galleries in the Parisian Carré Rive Gauche and on the Côte d’Azur. He then had a series of exhibitions in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. His paintings are now collected internationally.

    Profile

    Solo and group exhibitions

    2019

    • PELAGIE GALLERY, Ile d’Yeu – France
    • ART GENERATION GALLERY,  Lyon – France

    2016

    • COTE SUD EXPO with Arts Pluriels,  La Roche-sur-Yon – France
    • M2 GALLERY, Challans – France
    • ART GENERATION GALLERY, Brussels – Belgium
    • 9ème SALON MELUSIN’ART Nef Théodelin Vouvant – France

    2015

    • GROUPE Y with Arts pluriels, Niort – France
    • C.I.E.M., Paris – France

    2014

    • GREAT MARKET OF CONTEMPORARY ART M.I.N., Nantes – France
    • LITTLE VAN GOGH Belgique / Luxembourg / Pays-Bas
    • GRAND MARCHE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN BASTILLE, Paris – France

    2013

    • ART HOME GALLERY, Bordeaux – France
    • GREAT MARKET OF CONTEMPORARY ART BASTILLE, Paris – France
    • GREAT MARKET OF CONTEMPORARY ART BASTILLE, Paris – France

    2012

    • LITTLE VAN GOGH, Paris – France
    • GREAT MARKET OF CONTEMPORARY ART BASTILLE, Paris – France

    2011

    • ART GENERATION GALLERY «Voyage transversal», Paris – France
    • OPEN ART GALLERY «Paysages insolites», Dijon – France

    2010

    • ZEE ART GALLERY, Strasbourg – France
    • OPEN ART GALLERY, Beaune – France
    • ART GENERATION GALLERY, Lyon – France
    • OPEN ART GALLERY, Dijon – France

    2009

    • ART GENERATION GALLERY, Paris – France
    • MAISON DE LA CULTURE, Colombes – France

    2008

    • ESPACE KDESIGN «Illusions», Paris – France
    • ARTWIST GALLERY, Paris – France
    • XAVIER NICOLAS GALLERY, Paris – France
    • JUSTIN’ ART GALLERY, Grasse – France

    Publications

    2019 “The captivating “symphonies” of Nicolas Ruelle” by Gabrielle Gauthier / “Arts Magazine” and “Artistes” editor 

    2018

    • “Inner World” by Georges Festa / author, researcher and translator 
    • “Je me souviens” by Georges Festa / author, researcher and translator

    2011 “The unusual landscapes of Nicolas Ruelle” by Sophie Van Vlierberghe / Le Bien public

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