Leo Gabin, ‘Marching Band Does It Again’, 2014, Robert Fontaine Gallery
Leo Gabin, ‘Marching Band Does It Again’, 2014, Robert Fontaine Gallery

Artist collective Leo Gabin (consisting of Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem, and Robin De Vooght) redefines the tradition of found-object art by harvesting and recycling digital content into new configurations. Working across video, digital media, drawing, print, painting, and sculpture, they fashion their work directly from the internet’s unending proliferation of social networking content and images of celebrities, sex, and violence, often physically incorporating printed or downloaded content into their practice. The group are perhaps best known for their satirical video montages and frenzied, calligraphic, partially collaged abstract paintings, the latter revealing the influence of street art.

Signature:  Archival inkjet print is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity that is signed and numbered by the artist.

“Marching Band Does It Again” is the first print ever made of a Leo Gabin painting. The original 80 x 60" piece was part of his second solo show titled Tallahassee at Peres Projects in Berlin. The exhibition was centered on Leo Gabin's first feature film A CrackUp At the Race Riots—based on the eponymous novel by Harmony Korine. While the book never localizes itself with a specific place, Korine has mentioned that the nebulous story took place in and around Florida. "Marching Band Does It Again" encapsulates the essence of the Sunshine State: while initially bright and warm, the graffiti-like strokes overlay classic black-and-white photography, conveying the paradox of suburban angst, a notion often replayed within the work of Leo Gabin.

About Leo Gabin

Artist collective Leo Gabin (consisting of Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem, and Robin De Vooght) redefines the tradition of found-object art by harvesting and recycling digital content into new configurations. Working across video, digital media, drawing, print, painting, and sculpture, they fashion their work directly from the internet’s unending proliferation of social networking content and images of celebrities, sex, and violence, often physically incorporating printed or downloaded content into their practice. The group are perhaps best known for their satirical video montages and frenzied, calligraphic, partially collaged abstract paintings, the latter revealing the influence of street art.

Belgian, Established 2000, Ghent, Belgium, based in Ghent, Belgium