Inspired by philosophers Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guatarri and Spinoza’s concept of substance. Gil Gelpi interprets the human body and all that exists as a substance in constant state of becoming.  In his creations we can detect a rhizomatic logic; a form of intuitive growth that follows an almost bacterial pattern, where the inside melts with the outside, concentrating in itself impulses and emotions, flows and energies, memories and guts, that at every moment are changing, breathing, imagining…

BIO

 

Born in Lisbon, 1985, Gil Gelpi does his first art studies at Ar.Co and Antonio Arroio art schools before finishing his film studies in E.S.T.C. university, where he met with professor Rafael Godinho, translator of most of Deleuze's work to Portuguese. He wins an artist exchange program in 2009, doing his first solo exhibition at the Magyar Muhely Galeria in Budapest. Also in 2009 he moves to Barcelona to study sculpture at Escola Massana. In 2011 he starts working for the sculptor Samuel Salcedo, until 2017. In 2018 he teaches sculpture at the Escola de Cerámica de la Bisbal. He now lives between Sintra, Portugal and Barcelona, Spain. His works are present in many private collections in Canada, U.S.A., México, Austria, U.K., Slovakia, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

- “Sediments”. La Idealógica. Barcelona, 2018

- “Cosmos”. Galería Artevistas. Barcelona, 2018

- “Gravidade”. PasseVite. Lisbon, 2017

- “Topografía humana”. Galería Artevistas. Barcelona, 2015

- “Faces”. A Casa Portuguesa. Barcelona, 2013

- “Alma común”. Centre Civic Sant Jordi-Ribera Baixa. Prat del Llobregat, 2011

- “Metamor - Desapego”. Magyar Muhely Galeria. Budapest, 2009

 

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

- Permanent collective exhibition in Galería Artevistas, Barcelona.

-“MATTER”. La Idealogica, Barcelona, 2018

- “Las tres gracias”. Galería N2, Barcelona, 2017

- “III Biennal art jove”. Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell, Sabadell, 2017

- “Esfera 72”. Esfera 72, Sant Cugat, 2017

- “Art Emergent 16”. Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell, Sabadell, 2016

- “Swab Art Fair 15”. Galeria N2, Barcelona, 2015

- “Al Maqam 13”. Al Maqam, Tahanaout, Marruecos, 2013

- “A nossa arte é a vossa casa”. Casa da Avenida, Setúbal, Portugal, 2012

- “Incubarte - V festival internacional de arte independiente”. Valencia, 2012

- Tallers oberts de Poble Nou. Zona factoria dʼart, Barcelona, 2012

- Tallers oberts de Poble Nou. Zona factoria dʼart, Barcelona, 2011

- “Origens”, Sala Busquets. Escola Massana, Barcelona, 2010