About Retsin Gallery
ICONS & IMAGES by STREET & POP – CULTURE
Inspired by classic cartoons, films and film stars, Belgian pop artist Gilbert Retsin depicts classic pop-art themes and plays with different materials and formal languages.
His work is layered, in every sense of the word. The basis of his work is his collection of old advertising posters and placards. He collages them and covers them with an acrylic texture, one of the artist’s favourite materials.
The artwork is finished with a layer of wax, which he smears over the images in a rather unhomogeneous manner, giving them a weathered patina.