Born 1929 in La Ciotat.
Lives and works in Marseille
Some things improve with age. Former manager of a light factory, Gilbert Garcin began his brilliant career as a photographer after taking his well-earned retirement at 65. The situations he presents in his small Surrealist installations all have one thing in common: a highly developed sense of the absurd and self-mockery. Garcin could easily be the spiritual son of Magritte or a cousin of Jacques Tati’s character, M. Hulot. Assembled with the help of cardboard, glue, sand, cut-up photographs and Meccano pieces, his magical, minimalist enactments are also ironic references to the reign of virtual images.
Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.