Gaspard De Lalune
Gaspard de Lalune was born in 1876 in Bordeaux. He began his career as an artist in 1898 and is said to have participated in the DADA movement before the surrealist discord. Author and thinker, he made plans to escape the gravity of life by means of word games and deliberately absurd approximations. Mixing engravings and typography, his ambition was to revolutionise the way society thought at the time. He panache with poetry, potty humour and incandescent aesthetics. Often with his head in the moon and his eyebrow raised, he nevertheless keeps his feet on the ground, he likes croissants and says "chocolatine".
He is one of those who fight for the best and for laughter. Not a drunken alcoholic, he enjoys the passing of time like an epicurean desperately seeking a meaning to life, knowing full well that life has no meaning...
Artazart exhibited 'Down to Earth' in 2018.