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Gaspar Willmann

artworks

Gaspar Willmann JUMAP (), 2020 Inkjet print and oil on canvas 122 x 188 cm

Description

(b. 1995, France), Lives and works in France

Working in video, installation and painting in the aftermath of post-Internet movement, Gaspar Willmann questions collective beharious and representations in the context of a technocratic society, driven by affects. Through the use of everyday objects and imagery, Willmann creates paintings that he describes as ‘photo-montages’, whereby his digital drawings are printed onto the canvas, intertwined with images found randomly on the Internet. Blending nostalgia of the traditional art historical motives, such as still life, with the visual language of the banality of the everyday, Willmann reinvents the medium while reflecting on the undercurrents beneath the surface of normality. 

Gaspar Willmann presented his work at FRAC Pays-de-la-Loire (Nantes), Fondation Fiminco (Pantin), 65e Salon de Montrouge (Montrouge), Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard (Paris). He won the Prix de Paris (ENSBA Lyon, 2019) and the Roger Pailhas Prize for its presentation with Exo Exo at Art-o-rama (Marseille, 2021). He was a finalist of the Prix des Amis du Palais de Tokyo (2022) and he is the laureate of the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie Prize (Aubusson, 2023). He was a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, 2020) and at Villa Belleville (Paris, 2021).

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