394 – Le danger des images

Gilbert Garcin

Date : 2009

Medium : Photography

Size : 50 x 60 cm Edition 1/12

Black-and-white Baryta print

There’s a Hitchcockian atmosphere about these pictures within pictures. Gilbert Garcin appears in his own existentialist photos with tongue-incheek titles. Meeting midway between humour and angst, these small fictional self-portraits (in which Mrs Garcin has also featured on occasion) serve as a pretext for a powerful allegory of the human condition. Allusions to art history, Calder, Serra and Morellet are all present.

Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.

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