Born in the south of France along the Mediterranean, Christian Gastaldi has always considered travel and discovery to be essential fuel for his work. When "art became an absolute necessity” for him in 2005, he continued to travel, moving his studio across the globe to locations including Angola, Azerbaijan, Spain, and Canada.
The potpourri of cultural influences he’s encountered along the way can be immediately glimpsed in his dynamic deconstructed collage pieces, created from materials such as paper bags and discarded posters that he explains “can be found in the streets, having suffered the passing of time, those whose mundane functions do not spontaneously elect them as arty material.”
By incorporating his interests in rhythm and composition in his art, Gastaldi seeks to develop his own graphic language equivalent to a writer’s style. He currently lives and works in Paris.