On the works...
Norman Gekko is an unusual artist who likes to provoke and push the boundaries of creativity without fear or restriction. Producing three-dimensional works mostly on a black plinth and often associated with the style of trompe-l'oeil.
In their great variety, Gekko's works produce a critical and acerbic discourse on the future of contemporary society and from this point of view nothing
escapes; pollution ("Toxic chance") recycling and ecology ("Beehives") radiation ("Dead planet") social networks ("Thumbs up"), pornography ("Choking hazard"), social or political criticism
("Black power" or " Gun control ") etc ... everything goes
The signature style is clear and straightforward:: to produce on a recurring monochrome background a pictorial motif, each time unique. The
technique, which seems simple at first glance, however, accounts for the real technical difficulties that work in trompe-l'oeil raises, almost as if the technique acts as the
metaphor for the difficulty of seeing what is boxing in our contemporary societies, an open prism on what remains to be seen and which most often remains just invisible to the naked
The works of Norman Gekko are visually striking and unique: once you have seen a work by Norman Gekko you cannot confuse it with any other -
clearly an advantage for this artist in a society saturated with images. Wonderfully absurd! Gekko’s work raises smiles and eyebrows in equal measure.