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Gilbert Garcin

L'irréparable - The point of no return, 2003

Gelatin silver print on 12 x 16 inch (30.48 x 40.64 cm) paper
11 × 15 in
27.9 × 38.1 cm
Edition of 12
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Toronto
About the work
Stephen Bulger Gallery
Toronto
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Artist Ref #240

Artist Ref #240

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and editioned, in ink, au verso, Printer's stamp, in ink, au verso
Image rights
© Gilbert Garcin / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
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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About the work
Stephen Bulger Gallery
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Artist Ref #240

Artist Ref #240

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and editioned, in ink, au verso, Printer's stamp, in ink, au verso
Image rights
© Gilbert Garcin / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
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

L'irréparable - The point of no return, 2003

Gelatin silver print on 12 x 16 inch (30.48 x 40.64 cm) paper
11 × 15 in
27.9 × 38.1 cm
Edition of 12
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Toronto
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