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Gilbert Garcin

438 - Icare contrecarre, 2012

Gelatin silver print
This is part of a limited edition set.
12 × 8 in
30.5 × 20.3 cm
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16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
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24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
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location
Phoenix
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About the work
Gilbert Garcin
French, b. 1929
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In the black-and-white photographs of Gilbert Garcin, a solitary figure navigates spare-yet-fantastical landscapes populated with towering sea-urchin shells, puppet strings, and oversized flowers. To create his images, Garcin crafts a tiny model world in his studio, which he artificially illuminates “to make more real” and then photographs. Working quickly, he spends two or three days realizing his vision through cut-and-paste photomontages and readymade props, casting himself in the role of the everyman as the trench coat-wearing “Mr. G.” The Marseilles-based artist got his start in photography at age 65 following a workshop at the “Rencontres Internationales” expo in Arles, under the direction of Pascal Dolemieux.

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Gilbert Garcin
French, b. 1929
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In the black-and-white photographs of Gilbert Garcin, a solitary figure navigates spare-yet-fantastical landscapes populated with towering sea-urchin shells, puppet strings, and oversized flowers. To create his images, Garcin crafts a tiny model world in his studio, which he artificially illuminates “to make more real” and then photographs. Working quickly, he spends two or three days realizing his vision through cut-and-paste photomontages and readymade props, casting himself in the role of the everyman as the trench coat-wearing “Mr. G.” The Marseilles-based artist got his start in photography at age 65 following a workshop at the “Rencontres Internationales” expo in Arles, under the direction of Pascal Dolemieux.

Gilbert Garcin

438 - Icare contrecarre, 2012

Gelatin silver print
This is part of a limited edition set.
12 × 8 in
30.5 × 20.3 cm
Contact for price
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Contact for price
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Contact for price
location
Phoenix
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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