Toronto. My friends in the AnzenbergerGallery, Absberggasse 27, Vienna, Austria emailed me on Thursday that the exhibition of works by Gilbert Garcin opens February 15, 2018 at 7 pm and goes from February 16 to May 19, 2018.
“When talking about his photographs, Gilbert Garcin has been referred to as the ‘cousin of Tati’ or the ‘spiritual relative of Magritte’. This brilliantly adept man 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, but 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.”