Guillermo Forchino’s artistic genius didn’t start today; he has been testing several materials to build creative works in large volumes since the early 1980s. It all started at the Ecole DesBeaux-Arts in Rosario, Argentina, and continued at the Sorbonne University, where he studied art restoration and conservation.
After rounding up his program in Paris, Guillermo Forchino returned to Argentina, where he operated as a director of the Juan B. Castagnino atelier of art restoration at the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Rosario. This was when Forchino began using wrapped bands of cloth to make art figures. Also, these art figures’ visual parts were created with wax and papier mache prepared with natural pigments.
By the end of the 1980s, Forchino had developed more artistically and started using poly resins to make scenes and figures that look closely like comics and cartoons. These figurine works of art typically take the shape of a family going on vacation in overloaded vehicles with deflated tires, businessman figurine gifts, fishers at the shores, planes taking off, motorcycles moving, and even a unique bathtub for a dictator. His arts always drive a message home and, most times, are laced with humor, meanings, and expressions that give arts a soul.
Presently, Guillermo Forchino works at home, a walking distance from the famous Père Lachaise cemetery, where he continues to produce unique and expressive arts and figurine gifts that resonate with every art lover.