Obsolescence and degeneration

Bicycle from childhood

Bicycle and stainless steel bow 

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


Stroller and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


Jigsaw and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba 2016


Screwdriver and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


Guitar amp and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


Television and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Working gloves

Working gloves and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


About the project

The Obsolescence and Degeneration series reproduces certain elements of the O.C.D. gifts series by accentuating their character.


In this case the artist produces a contrast between objects in a state of "symbolic decomposition" and a gleaming gift knot that evokes both the joy and the pleasure of surprise.

"Pandemonium of Versatile Objects"


The Obsolescence and degeneration series is one facet of  "Pandemonium of Versatile Objects".


Laurent La Gamba’s most recent project is a series of sculptures/ installations. Entitled Pandemonium of Versatile Objects this project explores mass production and consumerism and the role they play in formulating memories and identity, through the visual coding of celebratory gift bows.


The Pandemonium of Versatile Objects series began in 2016 and is divided into several chapters. It plays on the precariousness, the obsolescence of objects and their possible regeneration through art. Producing a highly aestheticized and tuned down vision made of glossy paper and shiny ribbons, which often evoke both childhood and pleasure but also mass production and consumer society at large; this project also, depending on the works, conveys a deep feeling of embarrassment and discomfort (e.g "Anti-gifts series" or "Mourning bows series")