Gaspar Willmann is a young French artist whose work was exhibited in May 2022 at Studio des Acacias for the first group show of Reiffers Art Initiatives, entitled “DES CORPS LIBRES – Une jeune scène française”. He considers his paintings as photo-montages. First retouched on Photoshop, then with oil paint on printed canvas, his creations intertwine his own photos and others, found randomly on the Internet.
“Gaspar Willmann, the artist who digests the images of the post-internet world” by Ingrid Luquet-Gad
— Numéro, 2021
“Gaspar Willmann : the little death” by Antoine Champenois
— ARTAIS Art Contemporaine, 2020
“La petite mort” thus designates both the technical dimension of the artist’s work, which brings a finished story to the canvas, and the intimate and emotional relationship that triggers this advent. The video and its painted correspondences then become so many subjective anchor points from which, by rapprochement or empathic detachment, we take the time to think about our own relationship to reality in a world in loss of truths."