Gil KD
Nationality :
French
Age :
60 y.o.
Residing :
France
Gil KD
Painting, Mixed technique
Curated by AT
Artist’s prices ranging from
900 € to 1 700 €
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ART ALLOWS US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME (THOMAS MERTON)

Gil KD

Introducing Gil KD

Raised by a grandfather who was an artist, I drew from an early age and used everything I could to create.

In the 80s, while living in Paris, I crossed paths with street art pioneers who introduced me to working with spray cans, revealing a real passion for this medium and graffiti.

Trained as a nurse, for a long time I devoted my time to this profession.

Back in my hometown, Tours, I wanted to pursue my artistic adventure, so I took part in a number of training courses and studied color theory.

My mediums are multiple: spray paint, acrylics, inks, collages of posters collected in the streets and sometimes fabric scraps.

My first exhibitions as a professional artist began in 2000.

My work, essentially about the feminine, aims to encourage everyone to be true to themselves, to be who they want to be, to be confident and strong in a world of perpetual change.

Through my paintings, I hope to share my strength and optimism...

In parallel with this studio work, I've kept up a street art activity, painting women with stencils that I draw and dress in multiple colors.

The people of Touraine call them "Les Filles du Vent".

Today, they can be found just about everywhere, in several French cities, in London and on the Ivory Coast...

In Tours, they have been "memorized" at the Archives Tourangelles.

In November 2023, a project between the city of Tours and the town of Port-Bouët (Abidjan) enabled me to create participative frescoes with women victims of violence followed up by the Maison des Femmes in Tours.

I also created 3 participative frescoes in this Ivory Coast town with groups of disadvantaged women, to encourage them to regain their self-confidence.

I paint from the heart, and whether my works are on stretchers or in the street, they are resolutely optimistic, positive and benevolent.

Sensual, passionate "women of the world" who raise high the power of the feminine.

GIL KD

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