Opening: February 15, 2018 at 7 pm
Exhibition goes from February 16 to May 19, 2018
When talking about his photographs, Gilbert Garcin has been referred to as the “cousin of Tati” or the “spiritual relative of Magritte.” The master of the surrealist genre came to photography late in life. After closing his lamp factory, he began to engage in art and photography upon retiring at 65, attending several workshops at the festival Rencontres de Photographie in Arles. After that, he embarked on his second successful career, which has continued up to now.
Within his sometimes ironic self-stagings, the entire spectrum of human comedy seems to be explored. Each of his minimalist photographs is like a theatrical act played out on the obscure stage of life. Gilbert Garcin is not only a director, stage designer, and photographer. In his garden shed, he creates – with scissors, adhesives, photographic self-portraits and paper in black cartons – magical little analogue works and worlds which he then photographs, always in black and white.
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