Gelsen Gas

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Gelsen Gas
Born Angel Sanchez Gas
Mexico City, Mexico
Died 2015
Known for Painting, Sculpture, Film maker
Notable work Anticlimax (1969)
Homenaje a Magritte (1969)
Autogelsen (1971)

Angel Sanchez Gas also known as Gelsen Gas (1933-2015) was a theater director, film director, film producer, actor, painter, poet, sculptor and inventor, based in Mexico City, Mexico. He is most commonly known for his paintings and geometrically constructed artworks. Among his most famous works are the film 'Anticlimax' (1969) featuring Alejandro Jodorowsky, his homage to the Belgian surrealist artist René François Ghislain Magritte 'Homenaje a Magritte' (1969) and his self-portrait 'Autogelsen' (1971).

Gas was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His parents were Ángel Sánchez Bellido and Leonor Gas Murillo.

The painting Homenaje a Magritte and a collection of Gelsen Gas sculptures are part of a permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno (the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City) which also includes the work of the artists Frida Kahlo, Olga Costa, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

He also wrote and directed the film Anticlimax (1969) which became his only movie career and a cult classic throughout the 1970s.

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