We are honoured to present this exhibition of works by Tomi Ungerer who lived in Ireland for more than forty years until his passing on 8 February 2019. An internationally renowned draughtsman and satirist, Tomi was fully invested these last few months in choosing thirty eight of his most recent collages and three sculptures for En attendant.
Born in Alsace in 1931, his outlook on the world was greatly influenced by his experience of the Second World War and Occupation. Over sixty years, he produced more than 140 publications and 40,000 drawings that reflected his “loathing and abhorrence of violence, prejudice, injustice and fanaticism of any kind.” Touching on subjects such as politics, religion and the excesses of contemporary lifestyles, his work uses absurdity and humour in a very Beckettian manner. As Tomi was known to say, “Expect the unexpected”!
Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois presented “Overdose” until Saturday 25 May, an exhibition of works by Tomi Ungerer on the theme of excess from the 1960s up to the current day.
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Listen to the conversation Aria Ungerer and Sophie Gorman had at the occasion of the opening of the exhibition: