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.
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.
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
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
2017, SURF STORY II, ROBB HAVASSY, International Art Book
2009, Surfing Adventures book, Andrew Forsyth, USA
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
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
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