A few years ago, at the Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse (France), I saw his weird creations for the first time. Ever since they reappear in my mind from time to time. Gilbert Garcin‘s pictures are really something. Especially in today’s digital revolution era. Garcin’s main workplace consists of his kitchen table, where he creates his own surreal world, with a minimum of materials and a minimum of colour. Like a grandpa constructing delicate model toys for his grandchildren. I was especially struck by ‘L’ambition raisonnable’. The man (an ever-reoccuring self-portrait) reaches for the fake moon, ignoring the splendour of the real one. I have no clue what message the author intended to transmit, but that’s the way I interprete this masterpiece nevertheless.