Featured Artists

"Red" september - december 2012

Born in 1937 in France. Lives and works in La Châtre.

Gérard Deschamps started his artistic career by being an abstract painter. In the 1960’s he exhibited with other artists from the «Nouveau Réalisme» movement that proclaimed new ways of perceiving reality, along with the critique of mass-produced commercial objects. Deschamps gave up oil painting which, according to him, lacked flexibility, and started to experiment with collages and assemblages, using female underwear as well as armor plates and metal enclosures. In recent years, he has been using balloons, beach pools and rubber rings that he piles up in nets or showcases, joining skateboard decks or using windsurf sails as metaphors of leisure society.