The international BRAFA Art Fair is proud to welcome Gilbert & George as Guest of Honour of its 2019 edition (Tour & Taxis, Brussels, 26 January - 3 February).
In the half century that they have lived and created art together as Living Sculptures, embarked on a visionary journey through the modern world, always together and always alone, Gilbert & George have created fiercely singular Anti-Art that is poetic, primal and emotionally driven.
Having started out as performance artists, they became famous for their large-scale photo pieces. These are often in very bright colours with superimposed black gridlines evoking the windows of yesteryear. The images are contemporary and immediately recognisable, with most placing portraits of both artists in the picture.
Although their art draws inspiration from (their) daily life, the vision they offer is in turns metaphysical, mystical, or polemical, but always with a touch of humour and conveying a message.
At BRAFA 2019, they will present five recent large-scale works that will be placed at various spots throughout the fair. Their quirky vision of the world is sure to be a hit in the land of surrealism!
The five pictures that will be presented have all been selected by Gilbert & George. There are from big scaled recent series: the ‘Jack Freak Pictures’ (2008), the ‘London Pictures’ (2010), the ‘Scapegoating Pictures’ (2013) and the ‘Beard Pictures’ (2016).
Image courtesy Gilbert & George / White Cube / Albert Baronian.
Video by RGB Media, filmed on November 2nd, 2018, in the Studio of Gilbert & George.