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portrait d'eugene gabritschevsky - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1895 — 1979
Pays Russia (Russian Federation)

Eugène Gabritschevsky was born in 1895 to a high aristocratic family in Moscow and enjoyed a significant career as a biologist before sinking into madness. His father, a bacteriologist, introduced him to science and Eugène became quickly known as a specialist in questions of heredity, working in the United States, then in Paris at the Institut Pasteur. Alongside his scientific work, the young man painted, in his spare time, expressionist-inspired works of art. At the onset of the Russian revolution, Eugène first showed signs of a larger behavioral disorder which would result in his commitment to the psychiatric hospital in Haar (near Munich), where he would remain until his death in 1979.

What began as a hobby suddenly became a frantic activity: over the course of three decades he painted and drew on any surface available including calendars, magazines, administrative bulletins, etc. using charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and gouache. His multi-dimensional universe began to spread: many of his works are otherworldly, filled with ghostly characters, strangely disturbing, where there is a fascinating atmosphere, several others prove to be non-figures, tachistes. Eugène particularly liked to leave room for chance in all of his creative practice and enjoyed conjuring forms by passing a sponge or a rag over previously painted areas or by using a system of folds.

Gabritschevsky’s work, which captivated Daniel Cordier and Jean Dubuffet, among others, is represented in many important collections across the world, and thanks to a gift by Cordier, is in the permanent collection of the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

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sans titre - © christian berst — art brut
sans titre, 1959
41 x 28 cm
sans titre - © christian berst — art brut
sans titre, 1950
20.8 x 29.7 cm
sans titre - © christian berst — art brut
sans titre, 1945
26.7 x 20.5 cm
“Personnages” - © christian berst — art brut
“Personnages”, 0
21 x 13 cm
Les racines de la terre (GAB003) - © christian berst — art brut
Les racines de la terre (GAB003), 1960
42 x 29 cm
in abstracto #2
at the gallery. Du 5 mars au 6 juin 2020.
Elevations, Bruno Decharme & Antoine de Galbert Collections
Hommage à Joseph Ferdinand Cheval, Château de Hauterives . Du 30 au 27 avril 2015.
Art brut
ABCD Collection / Bruno Decharme, la Maison rouge, Paris. Du 17 octobre 2014 au 18 janvier 2015.
The crowd
Collection de l'art brut, Lausanne. Du 27 février au 25 août 2002.
*in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, du 5 mars au 18 avril 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Revue de presse
déconfinement : 7 expositions à voir à paris en mai 2020
La Rédaction, Télérama Sortir. Le 18 mai 2020.
que reste-t-il de la vogue de l’art brut
Roxana Azimi, Quotidien De L’art. Le 12 septembre 2019.
l’envolée de l’art brut
éric Tariant, Le Temps. Le 13 novembre 2017.
Antoine de Galbert collection
collection de l’Art brut
abcd collection
Eugène Gabritschevsky

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