From the early 1980's,
Guillermo Forchino experiments with various materials to create works of art
in volume. This research began at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rosario,
Argentina and then continued with three years of studies in art restoration
and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his
studies he discovered and mastered classic techniques and materials.
After completing his studies in Paris, he returned to Argentina where he
directed the Juan B. Castagnino atelier of art restoration for the Museum of
Beaux-Arts of Rosario.
It was during this period that Forchino began creating figures made from
wrapped bands of cloth where the visible parts of the body (head and hands)
were made from wax and paper maché colored with natural pigments.
From the end of the 1980's, Forchino chose poly resins to create figures and
scenes that resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. They
are typically unusual and humorous subjects such as a family leaving on
vacation in an overloaded car with flat tires or a tired, old American
pick-up truck from the 1950's.
He has used other modes of transportation such as boats, planes and
motorcycles and has even used a bathtub for a military dictator. His
characters are always handled with humor and finesse and given a soul.
He has had regular expositions in France and in Argentina.
Guillermo Forchino lives and works in Paris in his workshop two steps away
from the Père Lachaise cemetery.
The Comic Art of Guillermo Forchino is now available for a larger group of
art lovers in the form of limited edition, numbered series. Found only in
specially selected stores, each piece is identified by a numbered stamp on
It comes wrapped in the newspaper “The Forchino Times” along with the
autobiography of Forchino and pictures of his collection. A certificate of
authenticity completes the package.
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