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Alexander Zaxarov
Apr 20, 2022

Francoise Gamma is known for his digital drawings of animated, contorted, and mutated bodies; this has been his main form of experimentation with narrativity—also an object of investigation—while immersed in Literary Studies at the University of Barcelona.

Francoise Gamma is a digitally embodied entity using the internet to draw GIFs (for Netscape 3.04). Drawings of bodies created with single-pixel lines have been an active area of Francoise Gamma’s work since the beginning. The result of his works are usually GIF loops that contrast flatness and 3D, is glitched and smooth, is anatomically proportional and distorted. According to Francoise, those GIFs animation were made specifically to circulate on the web and to exist within that milieu.

"Just as Pop Art took over and somehow shifted the world of visual advertising, Gamma slightly dislocates technological images so that they reveal something other than what they are meant to. And similar to the way Pop artists were enthusiastic about the trivial world of signs, Gamma is taken with the unintentional beauty of machine art."

His work has appeared on Kanye West’s blog, in solo exhibitions, and all around the WWW. Francoise is a member of the online art collective Computers Club, and his work is featured on Foundation.app, a platform for live auctions of digital art and NFTs. He’s known for his digital drawings of animated, contorted, and mutated bodies; this has been his main form of experimentation with narrativity—also an object of investigation—while immersed in Literary Studies at the University of Barcelona. He started to create internet art when he met the enigmatic secret art group HELL.COM in 2001. Francoise has worked professionally on the internet since 1995.

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Alexander Zaxarov
Apr 20, 2022

Francoise Gamma is known for his digital drawings of animated, contorted, and mutated bodies; this has been his main form of experimentation with narrativity—also an object of investigation—while immersed in Literary Studies at the University of Barcelona.

Francoise Gamma is a digitally embodied entity using the internet to draw GIFs (for Netscape 3.04). Drawings of bodies created with single-pixel lines have been an active area of Francoise Gamma’s work since the beginning. The result of his works are usually GIF loops that contrast flatness and 3D, is glitched and smooth, is anatomically proportional and distorted. According to Francoise, those GIFs animation were made specifically to circulate on the web and to exist within that milieu.

"Just as Pop Art took over and somehow shifted the world of visual advertising, Gamma slightly dislocates technological images so that they reveal something other than what they are meant to. And similar to the way Pop artists were enthusiastic about the trivial world of signs, Gamma is taken with the unintentional beauty of machine art."

His work has appeared on Kanye West’s blog, in solo exhibitions, and all around the WWW. Francoise is a member of the online art collective Computers Club, and his work is featured on Foundation.app, a platform for live auctions of digital art and NFTs. He’s known for his digital drawings of animated, contorted, and mutated bodies; this has been his main form of experimentation with narrativity—also an object of investigation—while immersed in Literary Studies at the University of Barcelona. He started to create internet art when he met the enigmatic secret art group HELL.COM in 2001. Francoise has worked professionally on the internet since 1995.

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