Dan GERBO was born in Mulhouse in France in 1955.
After having devoted much of his career to interior design and modern figurative paintings, he now introduces a new kind of conceptual art.
He often uses a wooden beam as a support or as his main piece, particularly an African wood called Azobé. A durable variety once used for railroad cross ties, this wood symbolizes strength and power.
In spite of this strength and power it can sometimes be fragile: A series of works called “broken ropes” demonstrate that everything is flimsy and everything can go wrong in one second.
Through his works which are unique and unusual he shows life, strength and weakness and he makes us feel stirred and surprised.
This new creativity based on symbols releases strong and surprising energy.