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Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

Oak bench with Colorado beetles, potato flowers and snails, 2022

oak wood and embroidery on cushion
60 x 86 x 66cm
About Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel are an artist-duo who create sculptures out of raw materials that bridge the gap between art history and craftsmanship, authentic spirit of amateurship and structural skill. Their works are figurative sculptures, carved out of stone or wood, that draw on classical sculpture and tradition, while presenting unforeseen imagery in the spirit of Pop and conceptual art. Dewar and Gicquel have been collaborating since the late 1990s and were winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp award in 2012. Their works are unique in their unapologetic expression: snails crawl on a naked torso; multiplied toes, arms and muscles grow on the chests of drawers and tables; urinals are carved out of sophisticated stone. The versatility of Dewar and Gicquel’s practice includes performance which explores the repetitive, banal action, as well as creation of their own musical instruments as an accompaniment. With repetition being a relentless theme of their sculptural work, Dewar and Gicquel create an intimately familiar reality which has been absurdly metamorphosed into something new, something which is full of surprises and lightheartedness. Written by Goldsmiths CCA