BIOGRAPHY

GACKO THE ART OF WRINKLED PAPER

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Crumpled paper

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With confidence and dexterity, the subject springs from his hands. You will see animals appear, such as a dragon, a horse, a lion, a raptor, a dog, a bull ... but also, characters like Don Quixote, Sancho Pança, Arthur Rimbaud, a matador, a picador,

circus artists, heroes of Greek mythology, Senegalese wrestlers, the Massais, Santa Claus ...

You will see precisely the protruding muscles, the eye, the hair, the mane fluttering in the wind, the hooves, the spurs, the hooked talons, a multitude of details which give life to sculptures always in motion and animate the work of the artist. 'artist.

Self-taught, his center of interest is focused on human consideration.

Using school notebook paper, white paper, aluminum foil, it crumples, grinds,

crumples the material until it gives it the desired shape and is thus part of the movement of narrative figuration. The obtained result reveals a paper sculpture 10 centimeters to 2 meters high offering a unique piece full of poetry.

The paper of a special grammage, worked in a wild way, non-conformist in addition to a solidifying resin, offers the resistance necessary for the good performance of the sculpture over time.

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Origin

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At 6 years old, in kindergarten in Dakar, Gacko, from his first sensations, uses plasticine, resin, wire, clay to reproduce animals. Nourished by television programs, he likes to build ships, fantastic characters who will then guide him towards the material at his disposal: paper, now his favorite material.

Thus, Gacko values ​​an everyday, banal material and invites us to see through a prism

again the paper which in his hands becomes a work. He exhibits on various themes, in many places and international contemporary art fair .

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The Bear GackoArt

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Gacko sensitive to minimalism and refined forms , he   also designates and creates sculptures from a collection series such as the Ourson GackoArt.

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The GackoArt Bear evolves in its collection and symbolizes escape, freedom and life. It is played to endorse the codes of society such as the scrolling of our lives.

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This Ourson GackoArt collection series exists in many materials such as resin but also in fiberglass.

It comes in several sizes from 22 centimeters to 1.8 meters.

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To discover

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You can   discover   also Gacko's works on Artprice ( world leader in information on the art market), on Artsper ( N ° 1 in Europe for online contemporary art sales) and in Gacko partner galleries.  

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