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Bruno Turpin is a French fine art painter living in Paris. Son of fisherman, brought up in seaspray and fascinating by waves, his artwork is deeply rooted to the ocean.

Bruno

Bio & Artist Statement

Bio
Bruno


Bio

Bruno Turpin is a self-taught painter living in Paris. Born in Cotentin Island, son of a fisherman, he grew up in the marine atmosphere docks. Naturally familiar with the seafarers and marine world, Bruno has ocean in his gene. He discovered the surf culture during a long stay in California in the 80's. Coming back to France, he started to dawn patrol and surfing the coastline of Cotentin Island and Brittany with his longboard and brushes. Bruno started his exhibitions in the very early 2000s: Art Gallery, Happening, festival, collective & solo exhibits... Bruno Turpin has sold paintings internationaly, his artworks have been published in many countries (USA, Japan, France...). Today Bruno is 48 years old, married, two children, still surfing and keeping total freedom in his painting.

Artist Statement
Bruno

Artist Statement

I paint what I love and that comes from the ocean. Since my childhood I grew up at the seaside in a marine universe, then I became a surfer exploring the coast and waves, contemplating the sea sit on my surfboard. All those years of experience have shaped a vast world of images and sensations that constantly feed my painting. This is an immersive and contemplative painting that leads to meditation. Although its foundations are in the ocean, my painting goes well beyond, longing to discover the inner world.

RESUME

GALLERY

2018, La Vigie Gallery, BISCARROSSE, France

2017, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Surf Story II, LOS ANGELES, California

2017, Misfit Gallery, Surf Story II, LA JOLLA, California

2017, Ocean Room Gallery, Surf Story II, VENTURA, California

2017, Rocky Point Collective Gallery, Surf Story II, OAHU, North Shore, Hawaii

2005, "Les Artistes et la Mer" Galerie, SAINT MALO, France


EXHIBITION

2017, Hurley Townhall, Surf Story II, COSTA MESA, California

2017, SHACC Surfing Heritage , Surf Story II, SAN CLEMENTE, California

2017, Iron & Resin, Surf Story II, VENTURA, California

2015, Festival Vagabonde, BORDEAUX, France

2011, “WHO’S NEXT“, International Fashion Show, PARIS.

2011, VISION 4, Collectif « Daily Surf Art » , ST POL DE LEON

2008, Happening with « Urban Groove Unit » band, PARIS

2007,“WHO’S NEXT“, International Fashion Show, PARIS.

2005, SURF OPEN VI, SIOUVILLE

2004, SURF OPEN V, SIOUVILLE

2003, "La Mer et la Glisse", LA TRANCHE SUR MER

2002, Collective Exhibition, GRANVILLE

2001, “GLISSEXPO 2001”, International Surf and Ride Show, PARIS

2001, Collective Exhibition, GRANVILLE

2001, “FESTIVAL DE LA GLISSE”, AGON COUTAINVILLE


BOOK

2017, SURF STORY II, ROBB HAVASSY, International Art Book

2009, Surfing Adventures book, Andrew Forsyth, USA


PRESS

2015, BEACH BROTHER, FRANCE

2013, PARAFINA MAG, BRAZIL

2012, BLUE MAGAZINE, Num 38, JAPAN

2011, DREAMS & MORE LONGBOARD, Num 15, ITALIA.

2008, LONGBOARD MAGAZINE, Annual Surf Art Issue, USA

2007, FIN’S MAG, Ireland

2005, LONGBOARD MAGAZINE, Annual Surf Art Issue, USA

2004, SURF'N BEACH, Holland

2003, TRIP SURF, France

2003, SURF SESSION, France

2001, SURFER'S JOURNAL num 29 French Edition, International


POSTERS

2016, CD Album cover, TSUNAMI of SOUND, USA

2012, CHINESE TAIPEI SURFING ASSOCIATION, Surf Contest, TAIPEI

2012, Concert THE TAKE OFFS, HAWAII

2011, Concert THE ORBITRONS, HAWAII

2008, Concert URBAN GROOVE UNIT, PARIS

2008, Concert THE TAKE OFFS, HAWAII

2005, SIOUVILLE SURF OPEN 6, FRANCE


CONTACT

Inquiries are welcome.