ERIC LE COURTOIS' LIFE
The artist is painting and drawing since his youngest age. Until he was 34 years old, he share his life ans his paintings between Saumur in France where he is born, the provence Cote d'Azur and Polynésie.
Elect as he signed at the beginning, worked on several medias, first ink, sanguine, oil, pastels, watercolours, on any supports, paper, carboard, wood, canvas.
He did plenty of exhibitions in a first time, in bars, restaurants and then in galleries until 1992. He won the first price " young painting" of his town, Saumur. After that, he began to participate in exhibitions in galleries and fairs in all the west of France.
Changing horizons, long jorney of 3 years, leaving everything behind him, waking alone on all the roads of France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, without residence,painting in the street, adquiring a new style
Tired of this life, Elect decided to have a rest and settled in Thonon les Bains in Haute Savoie near Geveve, Switzerland.
His paintings evolved. In 2000, he began with mixed media and collages- and he began to let himself dominate by the abstract, until the moment that he dominated it.
An Abstract with a touch of figure, where the thinking is stronger than the spontaneity, where the reason is stronger than the senses.
He gave shows in places and galleries in Thonon les Bains, Evian, Genève,
His works participated also in a lot of officials actions ( Amnesty International)
Meeting the woman of his life, travelling again between Thonon les Bains, Genève and Malaga in Spain where she was living. Evolution of his works. They settled in Palma de Majorque in Balears and he set up his proper workshop in Palma. Prolific artist, he had also shows in several galleries in the island.
He felt in love with the little island of Ibiza near Majorque and knew that it was there where he had to create. After a few travels between those 2 islands, which changed completly his art, he decided to do another change in his life and settles in Ibiza where he is still creating, painting and sculpting. He opened a little gallery to offer permanent exhibitions in his workshop, in the middle of the country, near San Antonio, at 15 km from Ibiza.
| || ||ERIC LE COURTOIS. (ELECT)- 1957. |
| || ||SELFTAUGHT ARTIST SINCE 25 YEARS- INDEPENDANT- MINIMALIST- SURREALIST- |
| || ||3D Paintings,sculptures, drawings- mixed media on canvas, paper,wood|
| || ||www.artgallery-elect.com|
| || ||20 individual exhibitions, 8 collective exhibitions|
| || || IN SPAIN|
|2014||August||Collective exhibition in Artic Blue Gallery. Ibiza. Spain|
|2014||April||Individual exhibition in Can Tixedo. Ibiza Spain|
|2013||August||Individual exhibition in Can Jeroni. San Josep de sa talaia. Ibiza Spain|
|2011/2012||permanent||Permanent exhibition in own workshop Ibiza,|
|2011||august||Individual exhibition in Galería es Moli Santa Gertrudis. Ibiza.Spain|
|2010||august||Individual exhibition in Galería es Moli Santa Gertrudis. Ibiza.Spain|
|2009||august||Individual exhibition in Galería es Moli Santa Gertrudis. Ibiza.Spain|
|2008||august||Individual exhibition in Galería es Moli Santa Gertrudis. Ibiza.Spain|
|2005||dicember||Collective exhibition in Galería es Moli Santa Gertrudis. Ibiza.Spain|
|2004||november||Collective exhibition in Casal Gaudi.auction one artwork. Barcelone. Spain|
|2004||August||Individual exhibition in Galería Es Moli Santa Gertrudis.Ibiza.Spain|
|2004||march/april||Individual exhibition in Galería Iconos Palma de Mallorca.Spain|
|2004||march/april||collective exhibition in Art Domain Gallery. Andratx.Mallorca.Spain|
|2003||jun/dicember||Collective exhibition in Galería Cunium. Inca.Mallorca. Spain|
|2003||nov/dicember||Collective exhibition in Galería Chacartegui.Palma de Mallorca|
|2002||dicember||Individual exhibition in Art room Chapelu. Buñyola. Mallorca|
|2002||August||Individual exhibition In art room . Buñyola. Mallorca. Spain|
|2001||permament||own workshop in Palma de Mallorca.Spain|
| || || IN FRANCE|
|2001|| ||Individual exhibition in Art Room Chateau d'Allinges. Thonon les Bains.France|
|2000|| ||Individual exhibition in Art Room Chateau d'Allinges. Thonon les Bains.France|
|1999|| ||Individual exhibition in Art Room Chateau d'Allinges. Thonon les Bains.France|
|1998|| ||Individual exhibition in Art Room Chateau d'Allinges. Thonon les Bains.France|
|1996|| ||Individual exhibition in Galerie Biz'art. Thonon les Bains.France|
|1995|| ||Individual exhibition in Galerie Biz'art. Thonon les Bains. France|
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|1992|| ||First prize. Young Painting in Saumur. France|
|1992|| ||Collective exhibition in salon contemporary Art in Sain Sebastien. France|
|1992|| ||Collective in Salon Autumn. Angers. France|
|1992|| ||individual exhibition Moulin de la herpinière.Maine&Loire. France|
|1992|| ||Individual exhibition Galerie Art Modeste Angers. France|
|1992|| ||individual exhibition Galerie Art Modeste. Baugé. France|
|1991|| ||Collective in Galerie art Modeste Saint Sylvain d'Anjou. Maine&Loire.France|
|1991||july||individual exhibition in Galerie Grange à Dîmes.Montreuil Bellay. France|
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