French artist Gabriel Delmas specialises in drawing, painting, video and photography.
He has developed a graphic universe influenced by Goya, Rops, Munch, Le Greco, Redon, Corben, Druillet, Freida, and – of course – Jeffrey Jones. Delmas is an accomplished artist, having put his name to videos, sound sculptures and poems.
He has been found drawing in museums since his childhood. After high school he enrolled in life-drawing courses at the Beaux-Arts, as well as the University of Letters, in Toulouse. Luc Peltriaux, at the Académie de Dessin, taught him the grammar of academic drawing. Driven by his curiosity and the desire to expand his knowledge, Delmas is learning a variety of other trades, such as painting restoration.
In 1995 he enrolled in the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris to specialise in drawing, painting, engraving and anatomy.
Gabriel Delmas published his first comic strip, Le psychopompe, with Delcourt in 2002. In 2004, again through Delcourt, he launched a Lovecraft-inspired fantasy series. He then worked with Humanoïdes (Totendom, 2005), with Carabas (Moloch Jupiter Superstar and Grangousiers in 2005, Orycteropus in 2007), Hollow Press (Largemouths and Fobo in 2015, Plutonium and Xuwwuu in 2016), Le Garage L (Grinder et Gnast in 2017), and Six Pieds Sous Terre (Fille d’Œdipe in 2018).