Gil Bruvel



Pixelated Wooden Faces by Gil Bruvel Reveal Abstract Color Explorations When Exhibited in Verso

January 24, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

For his unusual figurative sculptures artist Gil Bruvel splits lengths of lumber into manageable sticks which he arranges and paints in bright shades of blues, greens, and reds. On one side, the wooden pieces configure into faces at rest in peaceful expressions, while on the reverse they remain jumbled and abstract. The pixelated sculptures appear like sophisticated pieces of three-dimensional pin art that reveal permanent images of faces, instead of temporary impressions of a nose or hand. Pieces from the series, Bending the Lines, will be on display in…

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Meditative Faces Emerge from the Staggered Wooden Sticks Forming Artist Gil Bruvel’s Sculptures

September 17, 2020

Grace Ebert

Gil Bruvel (previously) has spent 40 years practicing vipassanā meditation, an introspective practice that invites judgment-free observation of the mind. The Australia-born artist infuses the philosophies of this decades-long ritual into his variegated sculptures as he forms a series of faces in deep thought. With eyes and mouths closed, the figures project serenity and calmness, serving as "a reminder of what it looks like to be centered and at peace," Bruvel says of The Mask Series. Different in shape and size, the sticks are burned, painted…

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Perceiving the Flow: Human Figures Composed of Unraveling Stainless Steel Ribbons by Gil Bruvel

May 29, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Though cast from bands of stainless steel ribbons, these figurative sculptures by Texas-based artist Gil Bruvel seem more fluid than solid, as if the wind could simply blow them apart. The works above are all part of the artist's Flow series that he says are meant to reveal "an essential underlying fluidity that exists simultaneously within the physical, quantum, and metaphoric realms." Bruvel was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1959 and he began learning the basics of sculpting at the age of nine before embarking on an artist career that now spans nearly 40 years. If you're in San Francisco…

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Presenting Gil Bruvel’s “Corso Zundert,” a Documentary About the World’s Largest Flower Parade (Sponsor)

August 28, 2017


Premiering on Colossal, CORSO ZUNDERT is a film about the people of Zundert — a village in the South of Holland — who collaborate to create extravagant, flower-covered floats on a monumental scale for “the largest corso in the world.” The short film follows award-winning artist Gil Bruvel as he discovers this unique community and what drives them to carry on this 80-year tradition of collaboration with their neighbors to create spectacular art for art's sake. Each float is designed and built by residents from twenty different neighborhood teams (Buurtschapen) who volunteer their time and energy to compete and innovate…

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