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Gilbert Descossy - Dent 1992
Dent 1992
Chewing-gum sculpté


Gilbert Descossy

DescossyDescossy Gilbert is a French sculptor born April 12, 1946 in Arles sur Tech (Pyrénées-Orientales). Professor of Art Education from 1967 to 1994, since 1980 he developed an artistic approach using the chewing-gum chewing. He then declared himself “denteleur sculptor-engraver.

Contents [hide]
1 Biography
2 Work
3 Major solo and group exhibitions
4 Notes and references
5 Bibliography
6 External Links

Biography [edit]
Since 1996, Gilbert is Descossy itinerant artist and has resided in Spain, Mauritania, Tunisia and Morocco. He is a citizen of the world since 2002. He also claims “Artist missionary” (an artist in the service of other artists to share a moment of culture). It was originally the first ever exhibition of art, a book, Work at the University of Nouakchott (Mauritania) in January 2003. In Tunis the courtyard of the Library of Religious Studies, he has shown works by 10 young artists in Tunisia in January and April 2008 (read: The Art of movement with passion [1]

Work [edit]
In 1970 while cooperating in Algeria Gilbert Descossy spits his first sculptures in chewing gum chewing, but he shows his remarkable work in 1980 at the Bookstore-Gallery Black Le Marais in Paris. On September 23, 1985, it promises to daily and until his death, a sculpture in chewing gum with only instruments to his mouth, his tongue and teeth, and writing his diary, which mixes Great World History to the Early History of the artist.

Today, more than 8 000 sculptures mouth, also called petrified Words are born, created “blind and their hands in their pockets.”

In a mouth also learned that the hand came out of characters, crucified, skulls, alphabets, teeth, phallus, eyes, keys, strings, … small objects of chewing gum chewed, staged on wooden tablets Mauritania [2].

Major solo exhibitions and group [edit]
1983: The Consortium. Dijon
1989: The Foods of Art. Evry
1991: Galerie J. Katuin. Groningen. (Holland)
1994 and 1995: Galerie J. Mercuri. Paris
1996: chimeric polymers, Contemporary Art Museum of Nice
1998: Galerie Artem. Quimper
1998: pits, Municipal Museum of Bourbon-Lancy
2004: French Cultural Center in Nouakchott (Mauritania)
2006: Imagécrit, Bar-le-Duc

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