Plush, a child-friendly sculpting material, is one of Gelitin's signature lexicons. While the plush toys are often associated with children's innocence and naivete, Gelitin explores the dark fantasies hidden inside a seemingly harmless object by distorting its figure into something monstrous and uncanny. These toys also touch upon the destructive nature of infantile creative impulse; children's disregard for and oblivion to socially expected conduct often result in an inhibited behavior, which Gelitin encourages. The clash between children's raw, primitive impulse and a highbrow concept that is "art" transpires into an unruly yet fascinating sight.
About The Gallery
Founded in Paris in 1990 by Emmanuel Perrotin, then 21 years old, the gallery has become one of the most