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‘Encanto’ – An Exhibition of Artworks by Gerard Mignot
1 September 2017 - 22 September 2017
Join us at Gallery One for the opening of ‘Encanto’, a travel experience in Jerez de la Frontera – the true “home” of Flamenco – Andalusia, Spain.
The opening event features a performance by Triana Flamenco Dance Studio, South Australia’s longest running Studio teaching Spanish and Flamenco Dance.
About the Artist
Gerard Mignot was born in 1957 during the Algerian war of independence and relocated to France with his parents, brother and sister in 1962, where he spent 24 years before immigrating to Australia in 1987. After working as an illustrator for a greeting card company in South Australia, he studied graphic design and pre-press printing. Drawing since he was ten years old, Gerard became inspired and influenced by the classic portraits by masters such as Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Rubens who “controlled the subtle color harmonies, the spare compositions and masterly handling of light”, Matisse, Manet and Renoir who “worked quickly in order to capture the fleeting moment and to give their work a spontaneous feel”. Combining his experience, training in the old masters’ technique in oil painting he learned at Adelaide Central School of Art and the mentorship of commercial artist David Beevor, Gerard now works from his studio as a freelance artist in Adelaide.