Archaeology of a living artist’s studio...
Do you have to be dead to make a name for yourself? Do you have to be a rusty old
skeleton before people start taking an interest in you?
Gaëlle Chancerel’s answer to that question was « most certainly not! » when she
plunged headlong into the prodigious mingle-mangle of Juan Frutos’s studio during
her long Caribbean stay not far from the Mexican artist’s coastal home. The results
of her painstaking, archaeology-style exploration have been published in a beautiful
book revealing in minute detail the artist’s imaginative world. Gaëlle Chancerel
now works in the Périgord; Juan Frutos’s art is presently on show at La Visitation