Brussels collective The Ister presents the first solo exhibition in London of Gaillard & Claude.
'Troubles for a French horn and a bongo' is part of a series of formal researches entitled "Le groupe et la famille", started by the artists in 2010. It questions the relationships between different ensembles of individuals that swing from the personal to the impersonal and vice versa.
Gaillard & Claude’s recent works can be perceived as mixed objects, sculptures and representational props. The artists’ approach is developed on a conversational tone, through their own specific vocabulary materializing different psychological and socio-economical worlds.
Troubles for a French horn and a bongo, conceived especially for Vitrine Bermondsey Square, revolves around one main element: a 160-foot long piece of industrially printed textile. The pattern represented is a duplicated replica of a unique artwork made of marbled paper by Gaillard & Claude in 2012. The chosen fabric is a quilted, economical, popular and unisex material. Its abstract motif alludes to the human psyche and could be perceived as an emotional mark. Within this context, minds are in permanent motion between the belonging notions of group and family, which eventually provide the subjects with a social definition.