When talking about his photographs, Gilbert Garcin has been referred to as the “cousin of Tati” or the “spiritual relative of Magritte. This brilliant adept of the surrealist genre came to photography late in life. After closing his lighting store, he began to engage in art and photography upon retiring at 65, attending several workshops at the festival Rencontres de Photographie in Arles. After that, he embarked on his second adventure with light, which has continued up to now.
Within his sometimes ironic self-stagings, the entire spectrum of human comedy seems to be explored. Each of his minimalist photographs is like a theatrical act played out on the obscure stage of life. Gilbert Garcin is not only a director, stage designer, and photographer. In his garden shed, he creates – with scissors, adhesives, photographic self-portraits and paper in black cartons – magical little analogue works and worlds which he then photographs, always in black and white.
Opening: February 15, 2018 at 7 pm
Exhibition goes from February 16 to May 19, 2018
Brotfabrik GalleryWalks: March 21 and April 25, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm. Guided tour through the galleries and studios of Brotfabrik at 7 pm (meeting point at Kantine restaurant)
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