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Elise Oudin Gilles

Élise Oudin Gilles’ art is both captivating and astonishing.  She cultivates paradoxical influences and plays with contrasting colours.  The graphic nature of her work reminds us that she has come from the world of fabrics.  The art of proportion and play of colour make her work soothing to the spirit. 


First steps in ‘haute couture’

Elise Oudin Gilles was born in 1972 and is a graduate of the Duperré School for Applied Arts (Paris) in design and fabrics. From 1996, she began a series of partnerships with the world of haute couture: she designed the set for the Ted Lapidus fashion show(1996) and completed a series of paintings on dresses for the 1996 to 2002 shows.

Since 2002, her work has been in demand from large companies and private clients for. 

A contemporary and urban art form

The eight years she spent in the United States were a strong influence on her art, along with the painters Basquiat and Cy Twombly.

Elise Oudin Gilles’ paintings are both urban and contemporary, forming a harmonious assembly of materials, colours, forms and writing that allow the artist to assert that “richness is born out of variety”. 

This eclecticism also applies to her influences, which go from the paintings of the Middle Ages to Bamum paintings and calligraphy.

The influence of action painting on her works can also be seen in the wild movements that appear across her canvasses, while the gentler, hazy lines echo those of light painting.

Elise Oudin Gilles is planning to produce some very large-format paintings and introduce engraving into her work. 
Her partnership with Nouvelles Images is, she says, "an interesting work of production and a form of dialogue that’s absolutely vital”, which has been going on since 2006.

Useful links

Elise Oudin Gilles´ official website

Envie d'art Gallery website

Elise Oudin Gilles 's products at Nouvelles Images

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Nationality(ies) : French
Born on : 28/12/1972
Profile : Painter
Artistic current(s) : Abstract art
Theme(s) covered : Animals, Urban

Elise Oudin Gilles

Elise Oudin Gilles