Cyprien Gaillard

New Romantic

Paris-born, Berlin-based artist Cyprien Gaillard could be described as an archaeologist of recent history. In his films, photographs, collages, sculptures and performances, the Sublime sits alongside the profane, and brutality is underscored by moments of quiet beauty.

Jonathan Griffin: Where is wilderness today and how do you value it?

Cyprien Gaillard: My father was a fly fisherman. He would take me on trips to a river in Oregon, and I would spend my time looking for a parking lot or road so I could skateboard. I think my early relationship to architecture was informed by that.

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