• The Lodge

    Nude by Gilles Ballini

The earth, the sea, the powerful and strong elements of our nature, are the basic elements of Gilles
Ballini’s work. No superfluous, no detours, no concessions. Gilles works are raw, true and solid. Like
this NUDE lodge in which you will find this beautiful canvas but also its genesis through sketches.
Like his paintings, the lodge is naked. True, raw, powerful, inside NUDE you will find only the essential
colours and smells of the materials that compose it: wood, leather.

The earth, the sea, the powerful and strong elements of our nature, are the basic elements of Gilles
Ballini’s work. No superfluous, no detours, no concessions. Gilles works are raw, true and solid. Like
this NUDE lodge in which you will find this beautiful canvas but also its genesis through sketches.
Like his paintings, the lodge is naked. True, raw, powerful, inside NUDE you will find only the essential
colours and smells of the materials that compose it: wood, leather.

Interview

Gilles Ballini

Painter

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

My friendship with Anne Caroline and Bertrand first. They are art collectors who have become friends that I have known for a very long time and with whom I have forged a sincere, deep and solid relationship .. I was one of the first artists in residence in the place that Anne Caroline had created before this project and I have a wonderful memory of it. The tomato lunches in the garden with the taste of tomato, goat cheese and this Chinon with its inimitable nose will remain a great memory. Even though I have been living in Mykonos for many years, we have always remained friends and in regular contact.

How did you choose the artwork to sign your lodge ?

I love the originality of this project. Mixing art and raw nature seems is a really nice idea to me. Most of my works include frescoes or very large formats that did not fit in a lodge ... so I chose an original idea, which works well with nature: the birth and growth of a canvas until its climax. It’s like a tree. This Nude canvas that you will find in my lodge, you will have the privilege of seeing it grow and grow from one wall to another and I hope it will inspire you.

Biography

Against winds and tides, but still rough and solid

This is the journey of Gilles Ballini . A painter of immense talent, like most of his paintings … Born in
Paris, graduated from Fine Arts, Gilles has always painted men, real … men without concessions, just
men . Whether they are sailors, peasants, gods or clowns, Gilles knows how to draw from his line the
correctness of characters and destinies. Yesterday in Brittany, now exiled to Mykonos, Gilles never
chose the easy road.
He loves those countries where nature is strong and allows no mistakes. Like his painting.

Gilles, if i were...

  • A forest of the world :

    the forest of Alice

  • A tree :

    a tree with birds, a fir maybe

  • Part of this tree :

    the branches

  • A forest dweller :

    a bird

  • A season :

    Fall

  • A mushroom :

    an edible mushroom

  • A wind :

    the meltem

  • A smell :

    that of the wet dirt