Californian Recall

1990s Satellite dish

Satellite dish and stainless steel bow 

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016

Summer wave plastic swimming-pool

Plastic swimming-pool and stainless steel bow

© Laurent La Gamba, 2016


About the project


The Californian Recall series includes some of the artist's cult objects and symbols of California from the Nineties when the he stayed there.


It highlights his fascination for this area of the world and pays tribute to its cultural avant-gardism.


"Pandemonium of Versatile Objects"


The Californian recall 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")