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

Selected Works

Potentiel by Gibus


Sculpture - 74x16 cm
S'Élucider by Gibus


Sculpture - 55x45 cm
Désobéir by Gibus


Sculpture - 20x50 cm
L'Appât by Gibus


Sculpture - 78x90 cm
D'où vient la foi ? by Gibus

D'où vient la foi ?

Sculpture - 50x37 cm
L'Absurde, La Révolte et L'Amour by Gibus
Endurer by Gibus


Sculpture - 40x70 cm
Les chutes 3 by Gibus

Les chutes 3

Sculpture - 40x25 cm
Les chutes 2 by Gibus

Les chutes 2

Sculpture - 40x25 cm
Les chutes 1 by Gibus

Les chutes 1

Sculpture - 40x25 cm

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