Jean Matthieu Gosselin – No Surrender

Dates: From October 15 to November 8, 2020.
Opening Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 6pm to 8pm. Sunday, from 11am to 1pm.
Location: Dents de Serra – Roca Umbert
Guided visit: Sunday, October 25, 12pm


Jean-Matthieu Gosselin began an investigation process to visualize the “living drawers” ​​of his memory with the aim of recovering what he had lost after suffering a ictus, which led him to suffer amnesia and aphasia. With this life experience, he rediscovered a new way of living art from new and unstable terrain, to discover strategies to live in a hostile world for someone with a damaged brain. He took photographs for 6 years. At first, he used his mobile phone and then the camera. The images invited him to meditation, to the rediscovery of the environment, of reading and writing. Photography opened him up to physical rehabilitation and in search of memories.


Jean-Matthieu Gosselin [Libourne, France, 1960], graduated in Museology from the Louvre School, and holds a master’s degree in Art History at the Sorbonne-Paris IV. He has been a journalist and, for 35 years, editorial manager and later general manager in several French and Spanish publishers (ECA-ECD; Editions De Vecchi; Editorial De Vecchi; Edhasa). He was editor of illustrated books, novels and history books. He has been lecturing for 10 years (1996-2006) at the University of Caen Basse Normandie (IAE), at the DESS of operational marketing. In November 2013 he suffered an ictus and has undergone a long rehabilitation for 4 years in a medical center in Barcelona. In 2015, he began working with photography through “phototherapy” sessions. Later, in 2016, he joined the “Professional photography study plan” of Grisar and he graduated in 2018. He is a founding member of VEO, a group established in October 2018.