Exposition au Château Doria à Dolceacqua (Italie), avec l'Aiap-Unesco de Monaco, du 7 octobre au 4 décembre. La toile "Une leçon d'anatomie" a été sélectionnée pour le Salon "L'être humain" du 1er au 17 décembre, quai Antoine 1er , Monaco.
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Gaulthier
During the years 2002-2003, Gaulthier’s painting changed.
He probably also did…

Misleading paradox: whereas the features of his flowers became more precise, the features of his women went by, fading away.
Distort asymmetry.
Because in both sides of Gaulthier’s painting, the depth of the light  improved. This is what confers to his flowers this more sensual flesh, these denser perfumes; it is too what gives to his women and their henceforth more evanescent forms, a supplementary presence.
It is a play of shadows and sun through a bouquet, the dialogue between the heat and the freshness in a park.
It is the fluidity of a droplet on a petal, a half-smile on a face shielded by a parasol.
It is  Gaulthier’s drawing that changed, not the certainty of his stroke. It is his glance, his discourse - the increasing maturity of this young man who, as every good representational painter, prefers every day more what the work of art suggests than what it could affirms.
Doubtlessly also, this evolution is his current form of synthesis between his thirst of perfect and his conviction of the illusion of the beauty. A synthesis or a compromise? - word of bad reputation which designate this intermediate and inevitable place where our new ideas build up themselves, in the crossroad of our contradictions. Then, later, the personal alchemy of mixtures can build itself.
Curves, rights, precision, allusion: here are some of the appearent oppositions of Gaulthier, as, more deeply; he must be torn between the desire of a universe that the time does not affect and the consciousness that the flakiness of time irradiates the moment.
Of this beautiful and strange combination of flowers and women remains a feeling of an “another place”, a protected space, a refusal, violent in its way, to speak about the fury of the days.
Astonishing "off the norm" universe, which seems to want to suspend the course of time and fix the beauty.
In this «dreams of stone» dear to Baudelaire, but from which also appears to emerge, lightly, gently impertinent, a derisive smile.

Thierry Martin, Director of cultural affairs of the city of Nice.
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Gaulthier during an exhibition
Biography

Painter of Breton origin, born in 1971, Gaulthier is exhibited in art galleries since the age of 18 years.
Self-taught, at the beginning, J.F. Gaulthier works with pastel. He studies the composition and the colours of the great masters of the 18th and 19th century.
Later, proceeding to the oil painting, he keeps this pallet of nuanced shades, this light and this lightness which henceforth belong to him.
J.F Gaulthier participates regularly in art exhibitions and was exhibited in galleries in particular in Cannes and Monaco.
Settled for 8 years in Nice, he opened in 2003 his studio in the old town.
In 2007, he settles down to Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Appreciated as well for his flowers' paintings, his still lifes paintings, as for the epoches in which he transports us, J.F Gaulthier is present in numerous private collections: France, Principality of Monaco, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, the United States, Japan …

Private Collection of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II
Private Collection Guy Heytens - Monaco.
Private Collection: University of the Mediterranean Sea - Nice.



Gaulthier painter of fruits and flowers
Exhibitions
- 1987 : Première exposition.
- 1988 – 1994 : Expositions d’été (Plérin 22).
- 1999 : Beaulieu-sur-Mer (06).
- 2000 : Beausoleil – Salon "Aigle de Nice" - Casino de Grasse.
- 2001 : Chapelle de Beaulieu-sur-Mer – Docks Marseille – Salon des Beaux Arts Toulon.
- 2002 : Salon MC’Art Monaco – Cassis.
- 2003 : Citadelle de Villefranche-sur-Mer - Salon Sporting d’hiver à Monaco.
- 2004 : Salon d'Art Contemporain - Bastille-Paris.
- 2005 : Bibliothèque Nucéra - Nice.
- 2006 : Salon des Bouquets - Monaco.
- 2013 : Exposition 'La fleur des Saints" Eglise St François-de-Paule à Nice. (Exposition permanente)

Permanent exhibitions
- 1989 – 1992 : Galerie du chapitre - Rennes.
- 1996 – 1998 : Galerie Victoria – Cannes.
- 2000 – 2002 : Galerie Guy Heytens – Monaco – Hôtel Negresco – Nice.
- 2010 : Mai : Exposition lors du 43 ème Concours des Bouquets de Monaco (Jardins du Casino)
- 2010 : Juin : 1er Prix "Villa Ephrussi-Rothschild" lors du 3 ème concours de peinture.
- 2011 : Mai : Salon des Bouquets de Monaco, dans les jardins du Casino, Salon en l'honneur de la Princesse Charlène.
- 2011 : Mai : Salon de la Rose, lancement de la rose Fragonard, à la Villa Rothschild, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
- 2011 : Octobre : Salon Regards sur les Arts, Collégiale de Lamballe.
- 2012 : Ouverture de mon Atelier à Saint Paul-de-Vence.
- 2014 : -2014 : Exposition "Hymne à la Joie" Beaulieu-sur-mer
- 2014 : Exposition au chapiteau de Fontvieille de Monaco à l'occasion du concours des Bouquets et de la réouverture de la roseraie Princesse Grâce
- 2015 : -2015: Avril : Sélectionné avec"Entrainement à Canjuers" au Salon de l'Armée à l'Hôtel National des Invalides
- 2015 : Mai: Exposition à l'occasion du 48ème Concours des Bouquets de Monaco. Chapiteau de Fontvieille.
- 2015 : Mai: A l'occasion de la visite du Cardinal Poupard à Nice,président émérite du Conseil pontifical pour la culture, j'ai remis la toile" Colombe de Paix" pour Sa Sainteté Le Pape François.
- 2015 : Août : A l'occasion des 25 ans de la Mostra Mercato de Bienno(Italie), je représente la commune de Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
- 2015 : Octobre : Salon Gemlucart, Auditorium RainierIII , Monaco.
- 2015 : Octobre : Exposition "La grande bleue" , Centre d'affaires de l'aéroport de Nice.
- 2015 : Novembre : La toile "Le cygne" a été sélectionnée pour participer au sein du Comité AIAP-UNESCO au Salon ArtBrandeburg de Postdam.
- 2016 : Exposition à l'occasion de la 10ème rencontre Monaco/Japon à l'Auditorium Rainier III de Monaco du 12 au 14 Février.
- 2016 : Exposition lors de la Fête des Roses, à la Villa Rothschild.
- 2016 : Mai 2016 : Salon OASIS à Osaka (Japon), avec le Comité AIAP-Unesco de Monaco.
- 2016 : Exposition lors du 49ème Concours des Bouquets de Monaco, Chapiteau de Fontvieille -MONACO
- 2016 : Création du 1er Festival "Saint-Paul-se-Danse".Espace Verdet, St-Paul-de-Vence.
- 2016 : Participation à l'exposition "La nature de l'art", Maison de France, Monaco. Jusqu'au 16 juillet.
 

En permanence :
39 rue Grande 06570 Saint Paul-de-Vence
1 Place de l'Eglise - 29930 Pont-Aven
tel: +33 6 74 98 11 55 - jf.gaulthier@orange.fr

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