The Ice Hockey Player
My problem is the cold. In winter, as soon as I leave my house, I have stalactites at the end of my nose. My fingers hurt and my ears burn. When Mick, my big brother, told me that he was going to start playing ice hockey, I thought he had lost his mind. I couldn’t believe it. This boy who I admired so much had lost his marbles. The first time he played, I went to watch the match with the young girls next door, Elizabeth and Carol. As soon as the match started, they started singing to encourage Mike’s team and as the seconds passed, they became more and more excited. Each time he touched the puck, they jumped with joy, they squealed like crazy people screaming his name and ogled at him with enamored gazes. All of that while my brother has a face riddled with acne, braces on his teeth, and ears like Dumbo. At the end of the match, I went to get the form to join the team. After all….in the rink, we don’t feel the cold at all.
Dimensions: 16" x 8" x 14" Large 100%
From the early 1980’s, Guillermo Forchino experiments with various materials to create works of art in volume. This research began at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rosario, Argentina and then continued with three years of studies in art restoration and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his studies he discovered and mastered classic techniques and materials.
After completing his studies in Paris, he returned to Argentina where he directed the Juan B. Castagnino at- elier of art restoration for the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Rosario. It was during this period that Forchino began creating figures made from wrapped bands of cloth where the visible parts of the body (head and hands) were made from wax and paper maché colored with natural pigments.
At the end of the 1980’s, Forchino chose poly resins to create figures and scenes that resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. They are typically unusual and humorous subjects such as a family leaving on vacation in an overloaded car with flat tires or a tired, old American pick-up truck from the 1950’s. He has used other modes of transportation such as boats, planes and motorcycles and has even used a bathtub for a military dictator. His characters are always handled with humor and finesse and given a soul.
Guillermo Forchino lives and works in Paris in his workshop two steps away from the Père Lachaise cemetery.
Every single item is individually numbered and identified by a stamp on the bottom of each piece. Each item is wrapped in the unique Forchino Newspaper with a special label attached. On both the label and the sticker on the bottom of each package, this unique number is written. Enclosed in each package, a booklet with the Forchino autobiography and pictures of a selection of the Forchino collection can be found. And finally, a unique and numbered certificate of authenticity completes each package.