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Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

Born 1976 in Forest of Dean (United Kingdom),
lives and works in Brussels (Belgium)
Born 1975 in St. Brieuc (France),
lives and works in Plévenon (France)

Mammalian Fantasies continues the artists’ long-term examination of the place of man, who is just another mammal in an anti-speciesist bestiary. In their imaginary musuem, all of the sculpted-wood items have been transformed by their hallucinatory visions. This corpus of works in solid oak (bas-reliefs and pastorally inspired furniture) depicts the chance marriage of a sow and a man, the excavation of oxen in harnesses, the appearance of Flemish giant rabbits, and an exponential multiplication of human limbs. With this latest series, Dewar & Gicquel manually recreate the effects of perfect duplication that only digital machines can now produce.

With the assistance of La Giraudière Production School, supported by Total Foundation and Velours de Lyon

Oeuvre de Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel
Daniel Dewar et Grégory Gicquel, Oak Relief with Man, Udders, and Vase, 2017, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. © Photo : Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel