Gabriel Chabrat is a true Creusois and his Creuse, you could say he loves it. He loves its sometimes amazing landscapes like those of the Millevaches plateau. He loves his town, the one where he grew up, Felletin. He loves the winter when the snow falls on the bell towers and sprinkles the country with a white cotton coat. He loves above all what evokes his childhood… the fair, its smells and sounds. The taste of a candy apple. A wonderful Christmas with the glow of candles. The tables of guests, the laughter of men, the look of women. The window of the toy shop. The circus, its animals and its glitter.
Then life takes us along by the wayside. After the Beaux Arts, Paris… his quickly brought him back home, in Creuse because the world from elsewhere does not have the same flavor.
Gabriel Chabrat creates, creates and creates again. Forgetting the forms and the perspectives, it is his interior which expresses itself. The colors and the lines are posed, assembled, erased and reconstructed. Little by little, the work takes life and is composed. The superimpositions animate it, the characters are born, express themselves, transport us. The canvas is born internally but he offers the viewer to make his own interpretation.