Roland Topor

1938 (Paris) / 1997 (Paris)
Artist's gallery

If for the sculptor Erik Dietman – whom he befriended in the early 1960s – “in the world there are words that are insufficient [and I] help them in my own way by making objects for them”, Topor uses drawing as "fast writing". At home, the faceless body of an anonymous person in a suit can easily become a landscape where a fly ventures and the cranial box a basin in which to indulge in the joys of fishing. One of the children of Magritte's impossible image, Topor perverts its transparency and mixes in Sade, scatology and gore...

Artist's issues

Issue 82

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