About The Artist:
François Bruère has dedicated himself professionally and passionately to mechanical art since the end of his studies and has made a career of his art since 1982.
He draws, paints, sculpts, illustrates automobile and motorcycle magazines and books, and builds his own concept cars, real rolling sculptures. His passion has led him to create original and unique artwork for car manufacturers and art collectors. He draws his inspiration from the history of a brand or a car which he praises for its beauty. He portrays a pilot’s expression or a crowd of fans which often depicts a heroic time period marked by Romanticism. His painting goes beyond hyperrealism and expresses the temperament, the vibrations which we feel when looking, listening to or driving an automobile. His unique and recognizable style strongly reflects the link between man and his machine.
From body styles with endless curves to victorious brands from the 24 Hours of Le Mans, François Bruère’s artwork absorbs us into his realm where light enhances the volume, making us feel the vibrations of the racetrack or sharing the elegance of the “Concours d’Elégance”. Through the contrast between his sepia backgrounds and colored foreground images, Through a mix of mirroring, transparency and shining of light on chrome or polished luster painting, François Bruère expresses himself powerfully and with virtuosity in his watercolors enhanced with airbrushing, thus making him a recognized artist in the automotive and international art scene.
From his bronze, aluminum shavings, and glass sculptures to his “rolling sculptures” he is appreciated as a complete artist and has been honored with prestigious awards. Official painter ( A.C.O. license) of the 24 HOURS of Le Mans, he has been commissioned by the Ministry of Transport and creates stamps for the Postal Services in France. Handles orders for car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, General Motors, Harley Davidson, Honda, Jaguar… Creates art editions for automobile clubs: Audi, Porsche, Mazda, Jaguar, Morgan…And he also works for several race organizers: Le Mans, Road Atlanta (USA), Fuji (Japan). Organizers of Rallies: Rolls Royce, Paris Deauville, Rouen…, Of motor/car shows: Geneva, Barcelona, Munich, Of “Concours d’élégance” by creating posters and art editions: Meadow Brook, Auburn (USA), Villa d’Este (Italy), La Baule (France )…
His highly original works are already displayed in numerous private collections in Europe, United States, Hong Kong and Japan. Creation of a bronze and stainless steel sculpture to commemorate Wilbur Wright’s first flight. Representation through permanent exhibitions in the automobile museums and at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles as of 2012.
In 1996 François BRUERE created his own art editions company called ORPHEOGRAFF, which publishes and diffuses his artwork from postcards to litho illustrations (more than 200 references).
Classic Car, Hot Rod/Custom Car, Motorcycle, Motorsport, Muscle Car