THE DESIGNER

 ALAIN GABRIEL
OR
THE GENESIS OF THE EXTASIUM


BIOGRAPHY

1943

Birth on October 27th in Les Mureaux - Yvelines - France
House until twenty four years in Courbevoie near Paris
Then settles down definitively in Paris
    

1958

Obtaining of the B.E.P.C. after four years of study to the middle school Paul Lapie - Courbevoie. Enter the professional school of the S.N.E.C.M.A ., the factory of plane reactors, section tinker
 

1960

Death of his thirty seven years old mother
Enter the technical college Vauban - Courbevoie
Practice the rugby in the team of Puteaux, the city nearby


   

1963

Mathematical and technical french baccalaureat obtaining of the high school diploma cum laude. Part in Germany to make a technical internship in a large company - Freudenstadt - Schwarzwald. Enter the School of Fine Arts of Paris in the studio of architecture Zavaroni
Been a member of the brass band Othello
   

1964

Passes the competition of Admission
Enter the architect's first agency - At the beginning of a long series to learn the reality of the profession and finance its studies
s

 

1965

"Maréchal" Prize of Architecture
First exhibition of outdoor drawings - Blanes - Spain

  

1967

« The Trot’Art » - Collective pictorial action with chalk on the Champs-Elysées
Cross the United States and Canada by bus From east to west and return
Exhibition of drawings in Montreal - Canada


 

1968

Leaves France to work in a firm of architects in Algiers - Algeria
During four months he collaborates in the realization of thermal spas


 

1969

Brief stay in the military service in the transmissions - Laval - Mayenne
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1971

Obtains the Degree in architecture and joins the League of the architects

1973

Leaves for Brazil where he organizes exhibitions of screenprintings and lithographies of international artists under the patronage of the French Alliance in São-Paulo and Santos (São-Paulo state), Curitiba and Londrina (Parana state)
At the end of the year, he decides to give free rein to his painter's vocation which showed itself during its activity of art dealer, and to dedicate himself to it completely.


1974


La Galaxie retrouvée


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

« João Penteado » exhibition - São-Paulo - Brazil
Galeria « Oscar Seraphico » - Brasilia
Galeria « Hotel Delphim » - Guaruja
Santos - (São-Paulo state)


1975


Voyage au Centre de la Terre

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

« Le Baltard » - Les Halles - Paris 1er
« Quai Kennedy » - Paris 16ème
« Le Tourtour » - Le Marais - Paris 4ème
« Atelier 18 » - Faubourg Saint-Germain - Paris 7ème
Galeria « Rojo e negro » - Madrid - Spain
Galeria « Club Itapiringa » - São-Paulo - Brazil

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Salon Concours National des Arts - Vincennes near Paris - "Grand prix du Public"
Silver medal of the city of Paris








1976


Nébuleuse

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Galerie « Journal des Alpes » - Briançon
« Le Trou des Halles » - Paris 1er
Hôtel Club Méditerranée - Neuilly
Galerie « Centre International des Arts Contemporains » - Hôtel Méridien - Paris
Hôtel Hilton - Caracas - Venezuela
Atelier Maywald - Montparnasse - Paris 14ème

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Salon Ile-de-France - Gold Medal
Salon Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Galerie Gercif - Paris




1977


Symphonie Spatiale  First Electronic Painting


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Centre National d’études spatiales - Paris
CIAC
Austin Gallery - New-York - USA
Galerie Albertus Magnus - Paris

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Salon Ile-de-France
Médaille de bronze de l'Académie des Arts, Sciences et Lettres







1978


Les Portes de la Connaissance

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Atelier 2 - La Défense
Enéa - Saint-Sulpice - Paris 6ème
Le Bilboquet - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris 6ème

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Salon des Indépendants - Paris
Salon du Musée Postal - Paris
Galerie Simon - Paris





1979







Big Bang

SOLO EXHIBITION
Galerie Eupalinos - Clermont Ferrand


1980


Solstice


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Galerie Hamon - Le Hamon - Le Havre       
"Vesco" Gallery - New Orleans - USA
Tourinne-la-Grosse - près de Bruxelles - Belgium

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

VIDCOM - Cannes
DISCOM - Paris


1981



Dream Maker

SOLO EXHIBITION

"Les Jardins d'Edgar" - Champs-Elysées - Paris  8ème

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Salon du Son - Paris
Foire de Paris
Salon International des Beaux-Arts - Paris
Salon de la Nature - Paris

TELEVISION

Special effects "Cyrano de Bergerac" - France 3
Interview by Philippe Bouvard - Antenne 2



1982



Connection  Electronic Painting


SOLO EXHIBITION

"L'Odyssée de l'Inconscient" - Jardin d'Acclimatation - Paris 16ème- Présenté par Iris Clert

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

"Jaillissement" - Centre d'Art Contemporain - Rouen

ORDERS

"Nocturne" - Parfums Caron


1983

La Croix de Pierre

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

"Du Vide au Bleu" - tribute to Yves Klein -
the Lieu d'ART - near palais de l'Elysée -
Paris 8ème - submitted by Iris Clert

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


FIAC - Paris
 "Les Chapiteaux inspirés" - Carré Sylvia Montfort - Paris 15ème

1984


L'Œil

 
GROUP EXHIBITION

Del Arco - Mairie  - Paris 10ème

SHOWS

 "Métamorphoses" - Ecole des Arts-et-Métiers - Lille
 "Les Nuits de la Chanson Française" - Aix-en-Provence
 "Le Celestrial" - Le Havre
 "Trio Daniel Humair et David Friedman" - Musée d'Art Moderne - Paris 16ème
 "Le Celestrial" - Charlevilles-Mézière - direction Alan Silva
 Arènes de Béziers - with Catherine Lara and Bernard Thomas
 American College - Paris 7ème

ORDERS

"Eole" - Institut Art Culture et Perception - Paris 11ème

TELEVISION

Générique d'émission sur le jazz - FR3


1985


La Porte de Lumière  Electronic Painting


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

IVème Biennale de l'Image - Nancy
Galerie David - Grenoble
French « Quinzaine » in the department store - Nieman-Marcus -  Dallas - Texas - USA

SHOW

Church Saint-Pierre de Montmartre - Paris 18ème

ORDERS

"L'oeil de la mode" - Le Bon Marché - Paris 7ème
Sigle du Centre National des Arts - Avenue de l'Opéra - Paris 1er
"Texas" - Painting duplicated in screen printing - Nieman-Marcus - Dallas - USA
Illumination of the facade of the department store Le Bon Marché - Paris 7ème


1986



La Déchirure du temps — Extase  Electronic Painting


SHOWS

Musique et jazz - Paris
 « Star" - Design and realization Alain Bisson - Eden théâtre - Paris 20ème

1987


Signal
Première Utilisation des LEDs
 


SHOWS

"Plastiques" - Théâtre Artistic Athévain - Paris 11ème
"Hiérodule" -with Christian Legall - Roseau Théâtre - Rue du Renard - Paris 4ème


1988



TELEVISION

          "La gueule de l'emploi" - Canal+


1994




Enter the library François Villon - Paris 10ème - as librarian helping hand

PERSONAL EXHIBITION

Galerie "Fumika" - Paris 10ème

SHOW

"Le Palais Merveilleux" - François Villon

2004


SHOW

"La Porte de Lumière" - Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre - Paris 18ème
e


2006


La Fleur de Paris


GROUP EXHIBITION

Salon de Montrouge - Prix de Kristal

PERSONAL EXHIBITION

"L'Atelier" - Vichy

TELEVISION

The CoJT - La Locale


2008



Cœur Fusion


SOLO EXHIBITION

"Les Voûtes" - 99, rue Saint-Honoré - Paris 1er


EVOLUTIONS OF THE EXTASIUM

For a long time now dedicates itself completely to the development of the Extasium :
Paint in visible light and in fluorescent light
Bright animation replacing lamps by LEDs
Sound System
Acoustic
Recordings of "Dream Maker »
Dressing musical and mixing of the sound.


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