Christian Gfeller, born in Alsace in 1973.
Anna Hellsgård, born in Stockholm in 1980.
The duo lives and works together in Berlin since 2001.

Blanquet & Gfeller+Hellsgaard, Vide point Rose trou, Berlin, Re:Surgo!, 2014, 28 x 19 cm, silkscreen, 20 pp., 125 signed copies.

Gfeller+Hellsgaard, Over-view, Berlin, Re:Surgo!, 2013, 23 x 32 cm, silkscreen, 28 pp., 50 signed copies.

 

 

On Language.

The language faculty is the ability to create to the infinite, phrases and thoughts from of a small number of elements. More generally, the language is a communication system.
Gfeller+Hellsgård’ s language founds it’s semantic basis in the silkscreen printing process. The duo commits to rethink, deconstruct and reconstruct the medium through experimentations. Its syntax is slowly changing, it branches out and becomes more complex by incorporating other languages ​​such as painting, obviously, but also binding, DIY or poetry. Like any language, it is inherently arbitrary and to survive must go beyond its own borders. This graphic and plastic cryptolect that practices Gfeller+Hellsgård plants it’s roots in a trans-national environment of highly urban density, Berlin in this case. It is a contemporary living language, that feeds on minimalism, abstractionism and underground culture.

Gfeller & Hellsgård’s works have been exhibited worldwide and are in numerous permanent collections such as MoMA NY, MoMA SF, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stanford Art Library, Harvard University’s Fine Art Library, the State Museum of Berlin’s Art Library, the Yale University Art Collection, the British Library, the National Library of Luxembourg, and many more.
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Du langage.

La faculté du langage est la capacité de créer à l’infini des phrases et des pensées à partir d´un petit nombre d’éléments. Plus globalement, le langage est un système de communication.
Le langage, chez Gfeller+Hellsgård, a pour base sémantique le procédé d’impression sérigraphie. Ce médium que le duo s´applique à repenser, se construit et déconstruit au gré des expérimentations. Sa syntaxe se transforme lentement, elle se ramifie et se complexifie en intégrant des signes issue d´autres idiomes tels que la peinture, en toute évidence, mais aussi la reliure, le bricolage ou la poésie. Comme tout langage, il est fondamentalement arbitraire et pour survivre se doit de dépasser ses propres frontières. Le cryptolecte graphique et plastique que pratiquent Gfeller+Hellsgård plante ses racines dans un environnement trans-national et à forte densité urbaine, Berlin en l’occurrence. C’est une langue vivante, contemporaine, qui se nourrit de minimalisme, d’abstractionisme et de culture underground.

http://www.resurgo-berlin.com
http://www.gfellerhellsgard.com