J’adore être peint – 2021 – Acrylic on canvas © Philippe Geluck

” I love being painted by this guy “

The general public is less familiar with Philippe Geluck’s work as a painter than with his drawings in the press or comic books. And yet, it was after seeing several of his exhibitions in galleries that Luc Honorez (the journalist who brought him to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir to create Le Chat in 1983) was enthusiastic with Geluck’s use of black humour and delicate tones in his watercolours.

Early Work – 1979 – Watercolour © Philippe Geluck

In 1991, when Le Chat was 8 years old, a modern art gallery in Brussels asked Geluck to exhibit originals, objects, and paintings based on his now cult character. The artist began to paint very large acrylic paintings which obviously delighted the collectors. This was the starting point of a career. And since then, the artist has never stopped painting and sculpting.

Geluck has now produced hundreds of paintings and two dozen sculptures which, when enlarged, will form the exhibition Le Cat Walks.

Face au mur – 2007 – Acrylic on the back of a canvas © Philippe Geluck

Since the inauguration on the Champs-Elysées, at the end of March 2021, galleries have, at each stage of the tour, offered the public an exhibition of the author’s pictorial work. Le Chat à Matignon, in Paris; Le Chat aux Grands-Hommes, in Bordeaux; Caen Le Chat s’expose, in Normandy…

Sur le fil – 2021 – Acrylic on cardboard © Philippe Geluck

In Geneva, at the beginning of 2022, there will be no gallery exhibition, the City had specifically requested that nothing “commercial” be organised around the installation of the monumental sculptures on the Quai Wilson.

Original Indian Ink Drawing – 2020 © Philippe Geluck

” Let me introduce you to my very best friend
Stick your photo here “

We are therefore particularly pleased to present some images, silkscreens, and paintings through this mobile app.

L’ombre de Soulages – 2016 – Acrylique sur toile © Philippe Geluck

Geluck has fun paying tribute to, parodying, and commenting on the work of his illustrious fellow artists. When Le Cat talks about art, Picasso, Buren, Soulages, César, and a few others are never far away…

Les apparences – 2021 –Acrylic on canvas © Philippe Geluck

” When they see me, those who think of Botero rather than Giacometti
Would do well to look at the finesse of my words
Rather than judging people by their physical appearance “

Come on, one more for the road! Only because it’s you…

Esprit de famille – 2020 – Screen print on Arches paper © Philippe Geluck

” We’re just one big happy family “

For more information on the statues and other works, : renseignements@geluck.com