Gilbert & George



About Gilbert & George

NameGilbert & George (Gilbert Proesch & George Passmore, Gilbert and George, Gilbert et Georges, George Gilbert)
Birth LocationGilbert Proesch *1943 San Martin de Tor (IT), George Passmore *1942 Plymouth (UK)
MovementConceptual Art
MediaPhotography, Sculpture

Gilbert & George's Biography

Gilbert & George are a British art duo comprised of Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore. Born in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy, they moved to London in 1967 to study sculpture and painting. Together, they have created works in a range of media, including photography, sculpture, film, and installation. They are best known for their large-scale, highly stylized images, which often feature their own faces and are often described as “living sculptures.” Their works often explore themes of identity and the human condition, as well as the relationship between art, politics, and religion. Throughout their career, Gilbert & George have been committed to producing work that is both aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking, and they have become two of the most influential figures in contemporary art.
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