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

ORDERING INFORMATION

All watercolors are originals, 31x41cm, 300g paper, unframed, and all reproduction rights are retained by the artist.

Selling Prices: 90€ shipping not included, 95€ inc. shipping to France, 110€ inc. shipping ro Europe, 150USD inc. shipping to USA or others countries. Payment by Paypal.

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    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 49 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. Using Watercolor medium is a natural way for me, as all life is related to water and its mouvement. Watercoloring is the perfect tune, like surfing experience. 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


    INSTAGRAM @bruno_turpin

    News

    SURF STORY II - BOOK (inc. Bruno Turpin Studio)

    SURF STORY II from Robb Havassy is the largest collective of surf creatives ever & includes 2 books and over 1000 pgs, featuring art & surf stories from 200+ iconic artists & creators.

    Surf Story II Book
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    Surf Story II Book
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    SURF STORY II BOOK
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    CONTACT

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