The favourite tools of Roberto Oscar Gasperi (born 1953), a Buenos Aires-based psychologist, are only scissors, paper and glue. His brand of surrealism does not slip into the fantastic but radiates an otherworldly effect through incongruous arrangements of everyday realistic objects.
A preoccupation with mental health is obvious – with many of Roberto’s collages displaying clocks, pills and tired human figures. Pre-Columbian artifacts, Classical sculptures, modern architecture, space exploration exist with references to Kafkaesque absurdity. Additionally, there are interesting meditations on the finite capacities of humankind and allusions to eternal life beyond the grave.
Roberto Oscar Gasperi studied at the universities of Buenos Aires and Belgrano. In 2013, four of his collages were exhibited at the International Exhibition of Painting and Photography in Torre Brance, Milan, Italy.