It is a project that arises from a question: What is the symbol for the covid era?
"Thanks, but I’ve got my own" is a series of works arising from the artist’s reflection on the analysis of human behavior. We all have in mind the image of the battle for toilet paper in supermarkets during the pandemic. Toilet paper was the first thing that reflected the absurdity of fear of the unknown and of a reality that is difficult to understand. A change of values, of our fears and uncertainties, which we also overcome with black humor.
For his series, Raymond Gaston sought to transform the basic material of toilet paper into a desirable artistic object. In addition to completely questioning the way we value objects, he distances himself from the overwhelming reality of mass death and quarantine. The series is thought-provoking with a touch of humor.
“The answer led me to ask myself more generally what mistakes we make in today’s constantly changing environment ; how to understand something in constant motion ; how to clean up the mess we detect to regain calm from the understanding of that environment.” - Raymond Gaston
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American artist Raymond Gaston based in Barcelona
He began an exhibition career in 2016, bringing his expertise to the art world and asserting his style. He approaches art with his own vision, dealing with thought-provoking subjects. The artist exploits several forms of artistic expression, including audiovisual and theatrical creations.