Gotscho could be a magician, the one who knows how to dissolve corpses, the one whose secret you’re searching for. From a usual, authentic, normal item, he knows how to take out the extra out of the ordinary. Some people think they need words to transcript his works, others buy it as it is considered prestigious. However some enlightened connoisseurs manage to read his thoughts.
This artist is infatuated with illusion and erotic games, experiments with the abstraction of the human body, as a consequence of physical absence, and explores the movement and the eternity of a fixed action. He enhances normal items such as furniture and versatile clothing and shares their intimacy with the viewers. Streamlined, aesthetical, radical and documentary-like short scenes suggest an aim for the freedom to exist, a certain prohibition of the human body representation, its mercantile use and suffocation through codes and activated lust. After a few exhibitions, Gotscho made an original landmark within the contemporary art scene. FANTÔMES, Carine Campo Gallery, Belgium; VAPORETTI, Venice Biennale ; SKINS Grey Art Galley, New York, SUITE DIOR, Christian Dior, Paris ; WEDDING Nicole Klagsbrun Galerie, New York ; GOTSCHO loves COMME des GARÇONS, BARNEYS, New York ; PHOTOGRAPHIES HABILLÉES, MEP, Paris ; ODALISQUE Salle Gaveau, Paris ; DRESS ART Maison Martin Margiela and so on… These are poetic and carefree snapshots meant to remind us the need for daily illusion. If you cannot discover his secrets, you can always try to understand them.
Isabelle Texier, Jerôme Lefevre, Gregoire Marot, Eric Allart, DVC.