Monday, June 21, 2010


We went to this exhibition last week in Nîmes. The format of this retrospective show was non-choronological. This meant that work from Gasiorowski's hyper-realist period was hung beside paint daubed postcards of his later career. The show was really engaging and I felt I had an insight into the artist's personality.

"Throughout his career, Gérard Gasiorowski came out as an outspoken advocate of contradiction, viewed in terms of constructive opposition rather than impossibility. This is a key feature of his practice and of his personality, whereby he moves from hyperrealist figuration to abstraction or fiction, from virtuosity to the daub, while exercising irreverence or homage, gravity and the most biting irony, excess or asceticism."

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