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Winshluss. Retroactive interference

45 min visit

Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois
11 Sep → 31 Oct 2020
From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm. Closed Sunday.

« What if fiction exceeds reality? »

Have you ever played the movie stars of your favorite movies in front of the mirror? Don't be shy, everyone does it! Except that Winshluss immerses him in the world of his favorite movies through his drawings. Indeed, his compositions are inspired by films that marked his childhood and adolescence. If some of them are masterpieces of the 7th art, others are on the verge of nanar. What do they have in common? Horror, violence, action, fiction and apocalypse, which are the cute sins of the artist as a child. Today, he makes his own posters of his favorite films or totally invented scenarios. Does the world of Winshluss seem absurd to you? Take a good look around you and note the disasters that are happening in the real world, starting with this devastating virus. We live in a world where imagination has caught up with reality, where increasingly strange and violent events are happening: atomic bombs, September 11th attacks, tsunamis and massive forest fires, civil wars and genocides...Yet the colorful drawings with Winshluss' seductive phrases seem joyful. The artist declares that he wants to find in them that "primitive impulse of joyful creation" that he encountered when he saw his first horror films. By diverting the myths of popular culture, he exposes his dark vision of society through ironic and melancholic works. For him, we are in a collapsing world in perdition where what was thought to be fiction (invasion of the living dead, natural disasters, pandemics...) becomes reality.


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