Philippe Geluck has set up on the Champs-Elysées since March 26 with his open-air exhibition "Le Chat strolls". 20 monumental bronze cultures two meters high are visible between the Place de la Concorde and the Théâtre Marigny. The starting point of a tour that will take him to ten cities. A rare opportunity to see art during this time of confinement.
Before becoming a painter and sculptor, Geluck was a trained actor, he began his career on the boards and at the same time exhibited his drawings in Brussels, London, Paris or Milan. He is also a radio and TV columnist and host. Humor is the common point of all his professions. Today, he is mostly known from the success of the comic strip "Le Chat".
Through his sculptures, Geluck seeks to question us by approaching the subjects of society with lightness. A humorous, poetic and committed staging. It parodies famous works and characters such as Botero's dancer, the Greco-Roman sculpture Atlas or the martyr Saint-Sébastien. "I like the absurd, the surrealism. I sometimes like the stupidity too", explains Philippe Geluck.
From the sketch to the giant artwork, it took the artist about twenty steps to arrive at the final result. 100% local production, made in Belgium with the help of Belgian artists and craftsmen.
"Le Chat strolls" remains in Paris until June 9, come and enjoy the exhibition which turns the classics of sculpture away for a real breath of fresh air. Not to miss!