DOLL’ART is a critical work on money as an end. In his work, the artist transposes this measure mean as a support not to make the “value” of its works but to invite the spectator to deeply think the concept to use paper, a raw material, as a mean of acquisition. Everything is finally done by, with and for pieces of paper.
The series DOLL’ART is supposed to evolve with time to dig into different social and psychological fields. Here the artist is questioning us on the (cheap) “Price of Democracies” and the definition of Happiness as a materialistic condition.
THE PRICE OF DEMOCRACY
2011 - Canvas 86 x 157cm | Mix Media real USD notes, Acrylic and varnish | (150 x 1$ running serial numbers)
Democracies are dead! Corrupted and losing their powers, Democracies are killing their sovereignty, scarifying people and societies to the reign of cash. This works depict a very pessimistic social and political situation where political science becomes a simple commodity.
DOES MONEY MAKE HAPPINESS #1
2014 - Paper Sheet 70 x 70 | Uncut real USD notes & Acrylic calligraphy
For his time in Asia, Gabriel found that Far East cultures determine money as a determinant of happiness while he learnt in the western world that “Money does not make happiness”.
This piece, not only as a cultural difference marker, is finally an invitation to plunge into the concept of happiness as a human being condition, meaning a materialistic concept, balancing with a human spirit approach as a complex philosophical concept. Both being anyway an achievement…
TURN THE BULL LOO$E!
2018 - Canvas 110 x 82 cm | Acrylic aint on real USD notes
This work is a tribute to Ronald Reagan speech at Wall Street for the opening of the NYSE in 1985.
Considered as a milestone and starting point of the contemporary economic model based on trading and stock markets. In this work, Gabriel again wants to question the sens of economic growth of this "bull fight" where the bull never die...
WHAT HISTORY IS MADE OF (tribute to Jasper Johns)
2018 - Canvas 60 x 90 cm | Acrylic paint on old vintage compressed newspapers (Since 1865)
This work is a tribute to Jasper Johns and his first art work
I WILL RIP YOU OFF
2018 - 90 x 90cm | Original uncut sheet of 2 USD, Acrylic paint, posca and glitters
Thoughts on the presupposed rebel of the art market making his latest public art performance in front of billionaires, bankers and other golden boys in London at Sotheby's...
#METOO I WANT TO BE A PRESIDENT
2018 - 90 x 45 cm (each) | Diptych - Fine art printing handmade glittering
This artwork is a statement on woman empowerment in politics, inviting to rethink about men legacy and vision while emphasising the lake of women influence. Made on a Wall Street journal main page of Obama presidential oath speech on 20st Jan 2009