Thanks, but i've got my own

Raymond Gaston

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.

“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.”

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.

About the artist:


Born in Charlottesville in 1981, he began studying art in 2004 in Baltimore at Goucher College and then continued this path by joining the University of Barcelona, Producció i Recerca Artística En 2022.

In 2016, He began his exhibition career in the United States with several exhibitions in California in Glendale and Los Angeles until 2018. After living in Los Angeles, he moved to Barcelona and continued to develop his art and share it in Europe by exhibiting his work in multiple galleries in Barcelona and Gothenburg between 2018 and 2022. In addition to his love of art, Raymond has worked in professional film, television and theater production since the age of 18.

Since then, he continues his artistic production with exhibitions in private galleries and brings his know-how, asserting his style and vision of art in artistic series that reflect a real reflection and innovative perspective that make his art unique.