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Gildas Coudrais

1975 - Cholet (FR)

Gildas Coudrais experiments with the most different pictures that springs from media, advertisement, from family albums as well as from examples of the history of art.
Combined with each other the fragments lose their traditional status and value.
Taken from the context they get something mysterious, fantastic, poetic in their new cheerful, partly ironic composition with a certain kind of naivety.
Coudrais' technique with two levels put on top of each other virtually leads to a third dimension.
The painting on glass - highly brilliant and intensely compressed - partially loses its materialistic character.
It approaches to the modern media of our time.

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