Christian Gastaldi

Christian Gastaldi

MEDIUM: Mixed media
CITY: Paris, France

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christian Gastaldi is a French artist who develops his own artistic language by creating painting-like dynamic compositions from diverse materials such as recycled paper and typographies. With a long list of international exhibitions, he creates his works between different studios in France, Angola and Azerbaijan. Through the use and re-use of materials, the artist invites the spectator to rediscover objects that seem familiar, decontextualizing them from their reality, and thus, creating new meanings. Rhythm and repetition are present throughout his colourful works, in which letters and words create a decoded plastic language that, without the intention of communicating a message, appeals only to the senses.

All artworks are originals, signed by the artist and come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Delivery in perfect condition, directly from the artist’s studio.

IN MY OWN WORDS
“I was born along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in Sète (France), a city penetrated and surrounded by salty waters, almost an island. Hence, my early desire to discover what lies beyond the horizon and my desperate need for freedom.
I conceive my creation as a painter, even though I hardly use paint. I conceive my creation as a poet, even though I systematically destroy the words to only retain fragments, meaningless onomatopoeia of the modern Babel. My art concentrates on Rhythm and Composition. Like a novelist focusing on the melody of the sentences, I try to create, through hand-made tears, the graphic equivalent of the ‘style’ for a writer.”

EDUCATION
Autodidact

RESIDENCIES:
Hotel 128, Street Art City, France (2018)
‘59 Rivoli’, Paris, France (2018)
Résidence des Arts, Moncontour, France (2015)
Can Serrat, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain (2014)

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions:
‘Art-et-Vin’, Bastide de Blacailloux, France (2015)
‘Redemption’, Contemporary art center, Bakou, Azerbaijan (2012)
‘Artista invitado’, Beriestain Interiores, Barcelona, Spain (2012)

Selected Group Exhibitions:
‘Urbain’, Galerie 37, Aigues Mortes, France (2018)
Salon Croissy, Espace Chanorier, Croissy sur seine, France (2017)
Galerie HLP, Cologne, Germany (2015)
‘Collages’, Musée de l’Orangerie, Verrières le Buisson, France (2014)
‘Schichtungen’, Galerie HLP, Cologne, Germany (2014)
‘Cecil Touchon & selected works’, Fort Lewis College, Durango, USA (2014)
‘Reflection’, French Embassy, Baku, Azerbaijan (2013)
‘R de Rue’, Galerie Plurielle, Sète, France (2013)
‘The story of the creative’, Angel Orensanz foundation for contemporary art, New York, USA (2013)
‘La liberté est un collage’, Centre Culturel Tchèque, Paris 6ème, France (2013)
The Collage/Assemblage Centennial 1912-2012, Pagosa Springs, USA (2012)
Festival du Touquet, Le Touquet, France (2012)
‘Layers’, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK (2012)

ART FAIRS:
Salon Automne, Champs Elysées, Paris, France (2016-17)
Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France (2015-16)
Art Fair Cologne, Germany (2014)
Kölner Liste 2014, Cologne, Germany (2014)
Cologne Paper Art, Cologne, Germany (2014)

COMISSIONED WORKS:
‘Art for Autism’, Artcurial, Paris, France (2018)
Manhattan West hotel, New York, USA (2017)
Méridien Jazz Club, Paris, France (2016)
‘Cow parade’, Paris, France (2015)
‘Visual Poetry in Europe’, Imago Mundi, Fundazione Sarenco of Luciano Benetton, Italy (2015)
Wall (2.4 x 7.5 m) for reception room at top floor of Vincci Bit hotel, Barcelona (2012)

SOLO PUBLICATIONS
‘Poems for dreaming eyes’, Collection ‘C’est mon Dada’ n°87, RedFox press (2014)
Cover of RiverLit n°10, Art and Literature Magazine, USA (2013)
‘Poems from inaudible voices’, Collection ‘C’est mon Dada’ n°62, RedFox press (2013)

Please send all inquiries about this artist to info@artiggallery.com


  • SCP21

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    41cm x 33cm
    €1,200
  • CTL06

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    33cm x 41cm
    €1,200
  • Sous le Pont XLII

    Christian Gastaldi
    Mixed Media
    33cm x 24cm
    €900
  • CTL03

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    41cm x 33cm
    €1,200
  • MPL11

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    41cm x 33cm
    €1,200
  • PARIS29

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    41cm x 33cm
    €1,200
  • Sous le Pont CLXXV

    Christian Gastaldi
    Mixed Media
    33cm x 24cm
    €900
  • SCP38

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    60cm x 60cm
    €1,800
  • MPL82

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    100cm x 100cm
    €2,500
  • SCP35

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    60cm x 60cm
    €1,800
  • PARIS40

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    50cm x 65cm
    €1,800
  • Sous le Pont CXXXIV

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    60cm x 60cm
    €1,800
  • Sous le Pont XII

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    120cm x 150cm
    €4,500
  • Sous le Pont CXXXIII

    Christian Gastaldi
    Collage
    60cm x 60cm
    €1,800
  • Sous le Pont CXXXII

    Christian Gastaldi
    Mixed Media
    33cm x 24cm
    €900
  • Sous le Pont XX

    Christian Gastaldi
    Mixed Media
    33cm x 24cm
    €900

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