TINTSWALO AFRICAN COLORS

“As he meets the Tsonga people, Ivo takes the name of Tintswalo and dresses up with all African colors, for a new colorful episode of The Elegant Symmetry of the Gorilla.”

Didier Guillon

Cape Town

January 2019

 

Ivo the cubist gorilla of the Berlin Zoo unveils its latest artistic expressions… which will bloom around the world in 2020 and 2021.

 

The second narration of its emotions led by Didier Guillon, after their first encounter in the Berlin Zoo in 2017… when his youngest daughter Valentine, saddened by its sorrowful gaze, asked her father to open its cage and let the animal escape.

Fed by his insatiable imagination, he gave multiple lives to the massive gorilla… hence giving birth to his first solo art exhibition, The Elegant Symmetry of the Gorilla. 

As he traveled in South Africa in 2019, Didier Guillon was captured by the richness of local colors and patterns… which echoed in his mind with the angular silhouette of his gorilla. He hence conceived a second opus around his iconic animal figure, with over 20 artworks.

The Artist creates a spectacular array of metal, paper and glass executions featuring the gorilla, brought to life with vibrant textures, colors and patterns appended on its iconic cubist silhouette.

Fondation Valmont supports publicolor

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