About Brion Gysin

Multi-media artist Brion Gysin produced pioneering paintings, drawings, collage, sound, literature, music, performance and kinetic art.


Solo exhibitions

Gysin’s works, listed.

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The cut-up method

Upon cutting through the newspapers, Gysin noticed that the sliced layers offered interesting juxtapositions of text and image.

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“Take your own words or the words said to be “the very own words” of anyone else living or dead. You’ll soon see that words don’t belong to anyone. Words have a vitality of their own and you or anybody else can make them gush into action.”

Brion Gysin