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Jean-Baptiste Boutin, of his artist name Gibus, is a wood sculptor working and residing in Gironde (France).
"Follow me because I don't know where I am going. If I am something that I am looking for without knowing where to find it is the only truth that is worth: the one we owe to yourself.
My work questions our human condition, our questions and the courage to face them. It does not seem to me any other possible path than that of sincerity in the first degree, it is necessary to be essential, obvious, and my pieces are bare until translated an existential and without eyeshadow truth. I leave only the necessary, I conceptualize to the question without a word too much. But if the bottom is heavy, the shape is light, raw, frank and without detour.
So if life removes the superficial to us to appear to be raw and cruel, I remove wooden shavings to let the matter express its truth. The mistakes are written there, the blade blows, those that shape us. I take out what is too much until our eyes can no longer ignore the question asked. And the room is finished, I have no answer. To my surprise, it seems to me when the naked truth is a poetry. " - Jean -Baptiste Boutin alias Gibus

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