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BIENVENUE

Welcome to step into the world of Hubert Le Gall! For his first solo-show in Asia we have curated some of his most emblematic pieces, as well as new creations exclusively created for Singapore, such as the Orchid Flower table. Hubert Le Gall's work appears at once familiar and unfamiliar to the viewer’s eye. Most notably, Andy Warhol’s Daisies become a side-table and Jean Pierre Raynaud’s Pot becomes armchairs. There are dogs holding lights to guide your way, ostriches peeking out from lampshades, a sheep escaping from a pack of wolves, and happy whales enticing you to take a seat on them. Try and find Pinocchio who cut his nose off with a saw, who has left a leafy branch behind. It’s not hard to get lost in Le Gall’s overflowing imagination, which lie somewhere between contemporary art and design. He admits, “I don’t see myself as a designer because I have more an artistic approach than a design approach. But do I see myself as an artist? I don’t know because I make decorative art; I don’t paint. I always say that I am a creator of furniture. I am more an artist than a designer. That’s why I’m more interested in the world of art than the world of decoration.” We welcome you to take a journey with us into the artist's magical realm and discover the wonder known as Hubert Le Gall.


MIRRORS


Domino (2004) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Mirror 150cm x 105cm Edition of 8


Remus (2013) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Mirror 150cm x 90cm Edition of 25


Milou (2010) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Mirror 94cm x 114cm Edition of 25


"Who said a mirror was made for looking at oneself? All at the same time, a mirror is Narcissus and the water, a hole in the wall, an extra open window; but most of all a jewel, a presence that lives at the expense of the person peering into it."

Romulus (2007) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Mirror 150cm x 150cm Edition of 25


Mahè, Tortue Des Caraibes (2012)

Deminino

Nickel Brass and Beveled Glass 108cm x 93cm Edition of 25

Nickel Brass, Mirror 117cm x 63cm Edition of 25

Petit Nougat (2012)

(2006)

Smoke (2012)

Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Mirror Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Mirror 98cm x 78cm 70cm x 48cm Edition of 25 Edition of 25


"I am often asked if I like flowers. I always want to answer no because it’s the ones by Andy Warhol which inspire me. His painting of daisies has fallen horizontal."

Orchids 2 x 9 Flowers (2017) (Exclusive to Singapore) Patinated Bronze and White Resin, Side-table 50cm x 65cm x 50cm (each) Edition of 8


Orchids 18 Flowers (2017) (Exclusive to Singapore) Patinated Bronze and White Resin, Side-table 50cm x 80cm x 80cm Edition of 8


Warhol 18 Flowers (2015) Patinated Bronze, Side-table 50cm x 60cm x 60cm Edition of 8

Summer 2 x 9 Flowers (2004) Patinated Bronze, Side-table 55cm x 38cm x 50cm (each) Edition of 8

Anthemis 2 x 9 Flowers (2012) Patinated Bronze, Side-table 50cm x 34.5cm x 50cm (each) Edition of 8


COFFEE TABLES, DRESSERS, CONSOLES & GUERIDONS


Pinocchio Console (2012) Lacquered Metal and Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Console 85cm x 172cm x 40cm Edition of 8


Sonate (2005) Steel Frame Gilded with Gold Leaf and Slate Top, Console 88cm x 90cm x 32cm

Belgian Frisson (2012) Patinated Bronze, Glass, Magnets and Steel Ball Bearings, Table 42cm x 154cm x 86cm Edition of 8


"Flowers run all over four sides to better conceal the function. The chest of drawers is intended as a piece of sculpture. The bronze flowers are treated like a black and white silk screen. They’re supposed to be paintings. The Wood coated in imitation wood resin is engraved with leaves. The chest of drawers is playing hide and seek."

Commode Ferriere (2014) Varnished Ebony and Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Dresser 140cm x 100cm x 60cm Edition of 8


Skili Gueridon with Mahogany (2015) Patinated Bronze and Mahogany, Gueridon 57cm x 57cm x 57cm Edition of 8


Pica (2016)

Pica Or (2016) Patinated Brass and Polished Brass, Gueridon 40cm x 93cm x 50cm Edition of 30

Patinated Brass, Gueridon 40cm x 82cm x 50cm Edition of 30

"I tell stories transposed onto furniture to get away from models and discover new forms. Many artists find their inspiration in nature; I find mine in theirs, by ricochet."


LIGHTS


"I’m curious about all styles. Every single one of them inspires me with its forms, materials, and symbols. They point me towards connections. My furniture is saturated with allusions to them. I do not disown them; on the contrary, I play with them‌"

Spot Dog (2012) Patinated Bronze and Neon Light, Lamp 37cm x 135cm x 26cm Edition of 25


The Sheep Jumping Wolf (2012) Patinated Bronze and Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Lamp 68cm x 35cm x 29cm Edition of 8


Good Dog (2013)

Skili Lamp (2015)

Patinated Bronze and Polished Bronze, Lamp 180cm x 60cm x 60cm Edition of 15

Patinated Bronze, Lamp 154cm x 60cm x 60cm Edition of 8


Zoa, The Fisherman (2016) Patinated Bronze, Lamp 185cm x 60cm x 60cm Edition of 8


"Where my furniture pieces take on the appearances of animals, it is usually by borrowing only their attributes. I play with references and symbols to better conceal them, so they can discreetly slip into the house."

Ostrich (2016) Patinated Bronze and Ostrich Egg, Lamp 180cm x 60cm x 60cm Edition of 8


Epoca - Winter (2012) Patinated Bronze and Aluminium Gilded with Gold Leaf, Lamp 75cm x 58cm x 36cm Edition of 8


Serpentine (2005) Nickel, Wall Lights 150cm x 36cm


Mi (2003) Patinated Bronze, Lamp 78cm x 44cm

Odette (2017) Patinated Bronze and Light Spot, Lamp 17cm x 21cm x 6.5cm Edition of 99


Odile (2017) Patinated Bronze and Polished Bronze, Lamp 33cm x 14cm x 27cm Edition of 15


OBJECTS


Flora (2017) Patinated and Polished Bronze, Pot Holder 16cm x 16cm x 16cm Edition of 30

Pomone (2017) Patinated and Polished Bronze, Pot Holder 16cm x 16cm x 16cm Edition of 30

Dodger (2016) Patinated Bronze, Pot Holder 18cm x 18cm x 18cm Edition of 30


E-verso (2009) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Vase 55cm x 35cm x 35cm Edition of 8

E-verso Petit (2016) Bronze, Vase 21cm x 15cm x 15cm Edition of 30


Vase Vice Verso Micro (2010) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Vase 22cm x 18cm x 18cm Edition of 99

"Sculpting does not mean killing, this vase is not just a still life."

Vase Vice Verso Micro (2010) Bronze Gilded with Gold Leaf, Vase 22cm x 18cm x 18cm Edition of 99


Lucien the Magician (2012) Patinated Bronze, Candleholders 55cm x 35cm x 25cm Edition of 25


Olympia (2013) Patinated Bronze, Candleholders 34cm x 40cm x 26cm Edition of 8

Odilon (2013) Patinated Bronze, Candleholders 48cm x 47cm x 25cm Edition of 8


Pear (2016) Patinated Bronze and Polished Bronze, Candleholders 10cm x 37cm Edition of 30

Apple (2016) Patinated Bronze and Polished Bronze, Candleholders 10cm x 37cm Edition of 30


Felix the Photophore (2017) Patinated Bronze, Candleholders 6cm x 17cm x 17cm Edition of 30


CHAIRS


Pot of Flowers (1998) Velvet and Wood, Armchair 77cm x 98cm x 98cm


Placide, the Rabbit Chair (2012) Fake Fur, Wool and Varnished Wood, Armchair 155cm x 80cm x 90cm Edition of 99


Whale (2004) Velvet and Metal, Armchair 112cm x 65cm x 65cm


HUBERT LE GALL (b. 1961)

Select Solo shows 2011 Mazel Galerie, Calme et Volupté..., (with Son Seock), Brussels, Belgium. 2012 Galerie Avant-Scène, Hubert le Gall fait son cirque , Paris, France. Mazel Galerie, Silence is golden , (with Vincent Guzman), Brussels, Belgium. 2013 Mazel Galerie, Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France. 2014 Mazel Galerie, Ombres et lumières (with Peter Keene & Piet.sO), Brussels, Belgium. Musée Mandet, Design en liberté , Riom, France. Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. 2015 Château Bolery, Pop Art Design , Marseille, France. Mazel Galerie, The Flat , Brussels, Belgium. Select Group Shows 2010 Mazel Galerie, 19, Brussels, Belgium. 2011 Mazel Galerie, Remix , Brussels, Belgium. Mazel Galerie, Zoo O Logis, Brussels, Belgium. 2012 Mazel Galerie, Happy Birthday Marilyn... 50 years yet ! , Brussels, Belgium. 2013 Mazel Galerie, SOON , Brussels, Belgium. 2014 Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Clin d'oeil à Sonia Delaunay , Paris, France. 2016 Mazel Galerie, Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France. Mazel Galerie, 50 ans après Walt... , Bruxelles, Belgium. Mazel Galerie, St-Art Art Fair, Strasbourg, France. 2017 Mazel Galerie, Bonjour Monsieur Magritte , Brussels, Belgium. Mazel Galerie, French touch , Singapore. Public orders & collections Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Canada - : commode Anthémis. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lille Roubaix, France : Fauteuil Baleine. 2001 Mairie de Paris, Appartements de réception du Maire, table et lampes. 2003 Ambassade de France à Belgrade : Mobilier de salon. 2004 Ambassade de France à Bucarest : Table de salon. 2005 Mobilier National : Paire de guéridons. 2006 Ambassade de France à Lisbonne : Salle à manger. Scenographies 2000 Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, Exposition: Merveilles de la Céramique Ottoman e. 2000 Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, Exposition: Les Primitifs Italiens. 2002 Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, Exposition: des dessins de la collection Krugier-Poniatowski. 2003 Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Québec, Exposition rétrospective: Edouard Vuillard. 2003 Grand Palais, Paris, Exposition rétrospective: Edouard Vuillard. 2005 Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, Exposition: Matisse. Musée des Beaux Arts de Bucarest, Roumanie, Exposition: Ombres et Lumières, Chefs d’œuvres de la peinture Française. Grand Palais, Paris, Exposition: La mélancolie, Génie et folie en occident. 2006 Grand Palais, Paris, Exposition: Portraits peints, portraits sculptés. 2007 Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, Exposition: Les bijoux de Lalique. 2007 Grand Palais, Paris - Exposition: Design contre Design. 2010 Grand Palais, Paris - Exposition: 1500 Grand Palais, Paris - Exposition: Monet


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