The Life-Like Absurdist Sculptures of Gilles Barbier

A super hero nursing home and other bizarre twists on reality.

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A 25-year retrospective of Vanuatuan contemporary artist Gilles Barbier’s work is now on display at La Friche la Belle de Mai in the artist’s current home of Marseille, France. Titled Écho Système, the exhibition features drawings and installations alongside Barbier’s signature blend of macarbre sculpture and twisted realism. Check out the sculptures above, find out more about the artist here and read about the 25 years’ worth of work showing in Marseille here.

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