GILLE MONTE RUICI, sculpture

Abuse of screw leads to nutting


Adept of recovery and upcycling, I assemble and divert waste works. I try to give a second life to worthless pieces. In the age of the disposable, the contents of our garbage cans appear from another angle. The soul of a child and the derision assumed, contribute to the exaltation of the detour and bring a different and playful look on the everyday objects revisited.


Gille Monte Ruici


Artistic approach

Self-taught creator, I imagine and assemble vintage-looking robots using recycled materials. 

Each domestic object of our everyday life has a specific and defined use. Out of use, or at the end of its cycle, it is destined to be thrown away or destroyed.

Using materials at the end of their life, found in the street, or acquired from associations such as Emmaus, I aspire to offer them a second aesthetic life at the antipodes of their initial functions. 

I strive to demonstrate that all elements, even the most improbable, can be reborn in a new form. Originally, I have no predefined idea; it is when I discover a particular box or utensil that I visualize the general aspect in search of aesthetic harmony. In the age of the disposable, the contents of our garbage cans appear from another angle. I want us to take a different and playful look at our everyday objects thus revisited.

I like to work on metal parts marked by patina and wear that mark our memory and convey a part of nostalgia. In an era of disposable garbage, the contents of our garbage cans rearranged with imagination and dreamlike quality allows us to sublimate these revisited everyday waste. From these unique compositions, made exclusively from salvaged pieces sometimes including improbable materials, unexpected representations emerge, elevating the accumulation of waste to the status of works of art.

No welding is done, the pieces are exclusively bolted or riveted. Boxes, drills, fire extinguishers, toasters... become playful robots.

The creation of robots was spontaneously imposed, due to the nature of the angular metal supports, combined with a personal taste for these fascinating characters with a vintage look. Imagination and invention are limitless and constantly renewed since each piece is unique and cannot be strictly reproduced identically. 

This material rebirth of everyday objects, should provoke a critical look at consumption patterns; obsolescence, waste, disposability, and provoke an awareness of the link between man and his scraps. 

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Exhibitions

2020  Grand salon de l’Art Abordable, La bellevilloise, Paris, France
Obsolescence reprogrammée, Centre d’Art, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, France
Robot’te de Nevers, Galerie ARKO, Nevers, France

2019  Maker Faire Lille Tripostal, France
Grand salon de l’Art Abordable, La bellevilloise, Paris, France

2018  Maker Faire Lille Tripostal, France
Grand salon de l’Art Abordable, La bellevilloise, Paris, France
Exposition collective L’art d’en jouer, Espace Art et liberté, Charenton-le-Pont, France
Maker Faire, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie Paris, France

2017  Festival des petits et grands détournements d’objets, Centre Paris Anim’ Victor GELEZ, Paris, France
Grand salon de l’Art Abordable, La bellevilloise, Paris, France
Exposition collective l’Art en promenade, Saint Maur, France
Exposition Maker Faire, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie Paris, France
Exposition collective Le cabinet des curieuses idées, Domaine des Evis, France

2016  Grand salon de l’Art Abordable, La bellevilloise, Paris, France
Exposition Maker Faire Paris, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Parisartistes#2016, exposition collective, Villa Belleville Paris et Bastille Design Center, France

2015  Grand salon de l’Art Abordable, La bellevilloise, Paris, France
Exposition collective l’Art en promenade, Saint Maur, France

2014  Salon des créateurs Malakoff
Exposition collective C’est dans la boîte, La spirale, Natoye, Belgium
Exposition Geek so in #9 by Intel, Paris, France

2013  Galerie + Brauer, Paris, France
Exposition collective semaine européenne de réduction des déchets, Saint Maur, France
Exposition Streets Hôtel, Paris, France

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Edition

Contribution to Assembled: Transform Everyday Objects Into Robots, Eszter Karpati - Jacqui Small, Publisher, 2017

L’atelier des robots, Dessain et Tolra, Larousse, 2017

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