Cyprien Gaillard, © Cyprien Gaillard Photo: Alexia Cayre

Ruinous Joy

January 2013

Into the darkness with Cyprien Gaillard
In his work, French artist Cyprien Gaillard embraces the dark qualities present in the world of today. Through focusing on the contrary and highlighting the veritable rubble of our time, he creates works that are at once striking and vastly rich in meaning. Using film, video, photography, works on paper, and installation, he reveals the full force of his spite toward all the squeaky-clean “fake places of peace."