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Titus-Carmel was born in 1942 in Paris. Since the 60’s he has devoted himself exclusively to drawing, painting and writing.


Gérard Titus-Carmel was born in 1942 in Paris. He lives and works in Oulchy-le-Château in France. From 1958 to 1962, he studied at the Ecole Boulle in Paris, in the printmaking and jewellery studios, and since then has devoted himself exclusively to drawing, painting and writing.

His work quickly became organized into suites and series, each dated and ‘closed’. Their titles, adjoined, tell a long story of loss leading to the edge of emptiness and absence. Then followed suites of drawings themed around dislocating and breaking, deconstruction and splicing. These all linked to the heart of a body of work whose conceptual and graphic investigations interpenetrate – work that he pursues, moreover, by "illustrating" a large number of works by poets and writers.
Since the early 70s, Gérard Titus-Carmel has worked series after series around a theme or an object that he creates himself before drawing or painting it.

In his surprising compositions, he recreates movement via streaks and hatch-marks in graphite, demonstrating considerable artistic assurance.
Gérard Titus-Carmel’s first solo exhibition took place in 1964. From these first exhibitions in the 60s, his paintings, drawings, lithographs and etchings revealed a passion for literature, echoed in the titles and dedications of his paintings.

Le tirage de tête (édition limitée) de cet ouvrage est constitué d'une peinture originale réalisée à la main par l'artiste Gérard Titus-Carmel. Estampage réalisé à la main et à la peinture acrylique directement par l'artiste. Chaque exemplaire est unique.
30 originaux disponibles.


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24 x 30 cm
100 color illustrations
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Titus-Carmel (Gérard)

Gérard Titus-Carmel was born on October 10th in Paris. He lives and works at Oulchy-le-Château, in Aisne. From 1958 to 1962, Gérard Titus-Carmel studies at Boulle in Paris. His first personal exhibition took place in 1964. Painter, illustrator and engraver, he participated to almost 500 collective exhibitions, and over 250 personal ones world-wide. His work is also presented in about a hundred museums and public collections. Gérard Titus-Carmel created monumental art works for the Grand Hall of the Ministry of Finances in Paris, the Espace Olivier Messiaen of the Drac Champagne-Ardenne in Châlonsen-Champagne and the Palais des Congrès of Nantes. Gérard Titus-Carmel officially represented France in many international manifestations such as the Biennale de Paris (1969), Expo ’70 (Osaka, 1970), the Biennale d’Alexandrie (1972), « Amsterdam-Paris-Düsseldorf » (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1972), Dokumenta VI (Cassel, 1977), European Dialogue (Biennale de Sidney, 1979), Biennale Internazionale d’Arte (Venice, 1972 et 1984), « Art en France : un siècle d’inventions » (Moscou, Leningrad, 1989), « Art contemporain en France » (Universal exhibition of Séville, 1992), etc. Also an engraver, Gérard Titus-Carmel participated in the most important international etching exhibitions, such as the biennale of Ljublajana, Cracovie, Tokyo, Vienna, Granchen, Biella, Bradford, Baden-Baden, Prague… where he received many prizes. Gérard Titus-Carmel illustrated many poets’ and writers’ books, and published about 50 books of which about 20 are essays on art and literature or poetry books.

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