David Gouny - self-portrait, 2013, Paris, photo credits - David Gouny

David Gouny

France 1970

Urban Art, Sculpture


David Gouny
David Gouny
June 5, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

David Gouny is a French sculptor, painter, musician and filmmaker, known as Pope of Fat and King of Fat Pop. He was born in 1970.

Gunnar & Choocky in an Estafette Kinder

David Gouny – Gunnar & Choocky in an Estafette Kinder, 2015
David Gouny – Gunnar & Choocky in an Estafette Kinder, 2015

Fat Virus Project

Shocked by the results of an American study conducted in 2003, which denounced the overweight as a “societal and contagious disease”, David Gouny started his ongoing Fat Virus project. Gouny transformed the scientist concept in artistic practice to criticize the consumerist society by turning the fabric vinyl into inflated, fat sculptures.

His reflections on the overweightness, began by “contamination”. The artist creates a parade of feminine characters in a style which he called “sausage”, adopting features of comics and Disney super-heroines, or characters of the classic painting.

Gouny contaminates objects and icons of the modern society with his Fat Virus, making his own world of fantastic hand-made fabric sculptures. Gouny plays with provocation, always with humor, in a colorful and visually appealing style of pop art.

Gunnar & Choocky in a Porsche 911 Carrera

David Gouny – Gunnar & Choocky in a Porsche 911 carrera, 2015
David Gouny – Gunnar & Choocky in a Porsche 911 Carrera, 2015

DJ Gunnar Project

DJ Gunnar is David Gouny’s alter ego, described by the artist as “a green puppet seem as a dragon”. Presented as a cartoon character, DJ Gunnar is a multimedia project which combines paintings, pictures, videos, music, and sculptures, amongst others. He is an “extension” of the Fat Virus project.

Gunnar 1 & Choocky as Thunderbirds

David Gouny – Gunnar 1 Choocky as Thunderbirds, 2015
David Gouny – Gunnar 1 Choocky as Thunderbirds, 2015

In 2012, Gouny won the Sculpture in Situ award at the 3th Festival of Urban Arts Artaq in Paris, France.

The artist is represented by Galerie Geraldine Banier in Paris, France.

David Gouny lives and works in the suburb of Paris, France.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014The New Factories, with Joachim BiehlerGeraldine Banier gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2014UnknownThe Pictoplasma portrait gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Art is reality is artMusee en herbe, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Marseille Street Art ShowGalerie Saint Laurent, Marseille, FranceGroup
2014UnknownArtop Gallery, Lille, FranceGroup
2014SummertimeGeraldine Banier Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2014En reponse a la guerre projectHardelot castle, FranceGroup
2014UnknownMARCO, Monterrey, MexicoGroup
2014Auction for Project Plus ActionParis, FranceGroup
2014Butterfly EffectGeraldine Banier gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2013UnknownNunc Gallery, Grenoble, FranceGroup
2013UnknownPretty Portal Gallery, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2013Charity Auction, Autistes sans frontieresParis, FranceGroup
2013Tag my giant bagEastpak, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Hybride2, biennale de DouaiDouai, FranceGroup
2013UnknownVenus Project, Lyon, FranceGroup
2013Nuit Blanche MetzMetz, FranceGroup
2013Dada is not deadMaison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, FranceGroup
20131st street art film festivalParis, FranceGroup
2013Openning Eastpak Artist Studio ProjectParis, FranceGroup
2013Finissage Eastpak Artist Studio ProjectAnvers, BelgiumGroup
2013UnknownGeraldine Banier Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2013UnknownMythic 27, Paris, FranceGroup
2012UnknownMythic 27, Ronceray Abbey, Angers, FranceGroup
2012Artaq award ExhibitionAngers, FranceGroup
2012UnknownPretty Portal gallery, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2012Exposition Artaq AwardEspace Pierre Cardin, Paris, FranceGroup
2011UnknownSuty Gallery, Coye La Foret, FranceGroup
2011Zagreb fashion week, with Rodnik BandZagreb, CroatiaGroup
2011UnknownSaint Martins Lane Hotel, Londres, UKGroup
2011London Fashion week, with the Rodnik BandLondon, UKGroup
2011UnknownVoskel Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2010UnknownLigne 13 Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2010Artaq urban Art FestivalAngers, FranceGroup
2010UnknownSuty Gallery, Coye La Foret, FranceGroup
2010UnknownStudio 55 Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2009La Lune En Parachute400ml project, Epinal, FranceGroup
2009UnknownStudio 55 Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2009UnknownLigne 13 Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
20083rd International Poster ArtRoma, ItalyGroup
2008Millenaris International Poster ArtBudapest, HongaryGroup
2008UnknownDuplex bar, Paris, FranceGroup
2008UnknownNelly Duff gallery, London, UKGroup
2008UnknownStudio 55 Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2008UnknownInternational Art Fair SLICK, Paris, FranceGroup
2008Torino Poster Art FestivalTurin, ItalyGroup
2008Maison Des Metallos400ml Project, Paris, FranceGroup
2007UnknownAnne Vignial Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2007UnknownVibes Gallery, Montpellier, FranceGroup
2007UnknownInoperable Gallery, Vienne, AutriaGroup
2007UnknownDadawan Shop & Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2005Art ExhibitionFresnes, FranceGroup
2005Exhibition for the prettythings.fr openingParis, FranceGroup
2004Art ExhibitionChatenay Malabry, FranceGroup
2004Art Exhibition Ile De FranceBourg La Reine, FranceGroup