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Pascal Dombis
updated: 05/01/2014
website: www.dombis.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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art-year
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Mixed_Grill(e)
Mixed_Grill(e)
Mixed_Grill(e),
The Limits of Control
Eurasia
Text(e)~Fil(e)s
Text(e)~Fil(e)s
Text(e)~Fil(e)s
Antisana II
Irrational Geometrics
Irrational Geometrics
Antisana Virus
Spin
Spin
Spin (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  site-specific, technology, conceptual, geometric, language, optical, abstract
 
 
Mixed_Grill(e) by Pascal Dombis
Mixed_Grill(e)
Site specific print installation with lenticular sheets
2014
220" x  90" 
Mixed_Grill(e) by Pascal Dombis
Mixed_Grill(e)
Site specific print installation with lenticular sheets
2014
220" x  90" 
Mixed_Grill(e), by Pascal Dombis
Mixed_Grill(e),
Site specific print installation with lenticular sheets
2014
220" x  90" 
The Limits of Control by Pascal Dombis
The Limits of Control
Pigment print on paper
2014
44" x  36" 
Eurasia by Pascal Dombis
Eurasia
Site-specific floor print installation
2012
510" x  315" 
Text(e)~Fil(e)s by Pascal Dombis
Text(e)~Fil(e)s
Site-specific floor print installation
2010
10000 " x  51 " 
Text(e)~Fil(e)s by Pascal Dombis
Text(e)~Fil(e)s
Site-specific floor print installation
2010
10000" x  51" 
Text(e)~Fil(e)s by Pascal Dombis
Text(e)~Fil(e)s
Site-specific floor print installation
2010
10000" x  51" 
Antisana II by Pascal Dombis
Antisana II
Site specific digital print installation
2000, recreated in 2008 at Block Museum, IL, US
148" x  220" 
Irrational Geometrics by Pascal Dombis
Irrational Geometrics
Site specific digital print installation
2008
132" x  1500" 
Irrational Geometrics by Pascal Dombis
Irrational Geometrics
Site specific digital print installation
2008
132" x  1500" 
Antisana Virus by Pascal Dombis
Antisana Virus
Installation
2001
Dimensions variable
Spin by Pascal Dombis
Spin
Site specific digital print installation
2008
170" x  650" 
Spin by Pascal Dombis
Spin
Site specific digital print installation
2009
132" x  108" 
Spin (detail) by Pascal Dombis
Spin (detail)
Site specific digital print installation
2009
132" x  108" 

Artist Statement

Pascal DombisStatement  

Today's world strikes me as a place where orderly control and chaotic aleatory forces coexist. As an artist, I exploit this paradoxical coexistence to shape destructuring structures and develop irrational environments. 

The irrational comes from the excessive repetition of simple processes. The simplicity of the basic data is important. That is why I use arbitrary geometrical or typographical signs - rather than representational elements or pictorial fragments - so as to reach more complex, richer, and less reasonable environments. With digital tools, it is often more tempting to go for what is sophisticated rather than for what is simple. My own way of working with computers is simplistic ; I try to make the most of it as a computational tool for its capacity to ceaselessly repeat the same task. No more, no less. It gives access to different sensational environments (vertigo, serenity, vortex, spell, curse, alacrity, infinitude, dejà vu experiences of non structuring structures) which are not solely caused by optical or geometrical illusions or - paradoxically - by purely technological artefacts. This is why my artistic practice is a neverending experimentation with what is still un-known or un-thought. 

Visual forms appear - they are not intentionally programmed - out of the excessive enforcement of autonomous and simple rules. I do not consciously conceive a structure in advance. I lay down simple rules and let them go through serial interaction. Where I find myself then - the environment in which I am - becomes my working space (where I do what W.S. Burroughs calls "the job of the cosmonaut of inner space"). 

 It is my job to confront the human viewer with their own primitive irrationality through my artworks, artworks that result from an abuse of technological processes.

Artist Bio / CV

Pascal Dombis
Born in 1965. Lives & works in Paris, France

One Man Shows(selection)
2014
Mixed Grill(e), RAYGUN Art Projects, Toowoomba - AUS

2013
Post-Digital, TZR Galerie, Düsseldorf - DE
The End(less), Nuit Blanche, Métro Gare de Lyon, Paris - FR
Glitch_Stitch, Galerie Pascal Janssens, Gent - BE

2012
Eurasia, TZR Galerie, Düsseldorf - DE
Extra_Vague, Galerie RX, Paris - FR
Le Musée en Herbe, Paris - FR
IBU Gallery, Paris - FR
Eurasia, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong - HK

2011
Gott ist Tot, Claudio Bottello Contemporary, Turin - IT
Pourquoi ? What_Next ? Nuit Blanche, Saint-Eustache, Paris - FR

2010

Text(e)~Fil(e)s, Palais-Royal, Paris - FR
IBU Gallery, Paris - FR
EXCES I, Die Galerie, Seoul - KR

EXCES II, Seok Gallery, Daegu - KR

Group Shows (selection)

2013
NOISE, 55th Venice Biennale of Art, Venice - IT
Année Lenôtre, Les Nouvelles Folies Françaises, Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye - FR
Oltre il sublime, Art Space Luisi Spa, Trieste - IT
Wonder Works, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong - HK
Plaisir, Galerie RX, Paris - FR
Made in light, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence - FR
Artshow Busan, The Page Gallery, Busan - KR
Show Off, the Media Art Fair, Galerie RX, Paris - FR
KIAF, The Page Gallery, Seoul - KR

2012
Schrift und Bild, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf - DE
Plaisir, Galerie RX, Paris - FR

Update_4 Biennal / New Technological Art Award, iMAL, Bruxelles - BE
Science Art 2: Non & Digital, The Central House of Artists, Moscow - RU

Show Off [The Digital Art Fair], Paris - FR

Won Ocean, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck – DE

2011

HK Art Fair, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong - HK
SOAF, The Page Gallery, Seoul - KR

Signal 8, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong - HK

Hybrid Boy, TZR Galerie, Düsseldorf – DE

2010

Tou_R0se, Traverse, Centre Bellegarde, Toulouse - FR

Salon Dessin Contemporain, Galerie RX, Pari s- FR
HK Art Fair, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong - HK

New Era, Galerie RX, Paris - FR