Gilbert was born in Paris, France. He is an international artist who transforms the mundane into spectacular, bold imagery. His wild paintings are explosive, definitely not safe. They are filled with unusual adventures in style and color. Most of his work is psuedosexual verging on erotic. He feels the color, like a sculptor feels the clay, with his body and soul.
The random element of surprise is instrumental in his work. Gilbert gravitates toward expressive drips of paint because the paint drips tend to do their own thing creating individualistic visual delights. It’s a changing phenomenon just like letting nature erupt and unfold with the artistic process.
His dark outlines give absolute contrast and definition to the frenzied color explosions. The outlines are varied, dependent on the elements of balance and economy. They allow the art lover to breathe during the pronounced bursts of activity. This star quality style creates an “afterglow” feeling for the viewer.
Gilbert strives to bring new dimensions with acrylic, oil, pastel, and mixed media into his work. His dream is to transmit images that allow people to realize there is something else beyond our existing world, as we know it today.
He is primarily self taught, but has been influenced by Ming Gwan – a famous international artist from Guandong, China, Henry Asencio – who recently received a publishing contract with a gallery in San Diego, and Robert Marosi – his talented son who gave him his first push into the art world.
Gilbert has lived in California since 1962 as well as Washington, New Jersey,Michigan, Venezuela, and France. His figurative and abstract paintings provide explosive surrealist rhythms on canvas and paper. His work reflects his personality as a very charming and colorful Frenchman.