Pascal DOMBIS - Artist in residence, May, 2015

 
For nearly two decades Pascal Dombis has been using computer algorithms to produce excessive repetitions of simple processes that create unpredictable, unstable and dynamic visual forms.
 
By computationally reproducing a geometrical or typographical sign, he creates destructuring structures and develops irrational environments. He exploits the paradoxical coexistence of orderly control and chaotic aleatory forces to produce unpredictable, unstable and dynamic visual forms which he synthesizes into digital wall drawings, lenticular pieces or video installations.
 
Recent exhibitions include the participation in Noise, an official collateral show of the 55th Venice Biennale of Art, based on Joseph Nechvatal’s book Immersion Into Noise. He presented Post-Digital Mirror, a large lenticular piece that follows the observer’s movements and produces organic and irregular shapes and lines. Dombis's work have been previously shown in Budapest at Artrpool in 2007 and is part of the Szepmuveszeti Muzeum collection.

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Born 1965.
Lives & works in Paris, France

Solo exhibitions (selected)

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 (cat.)
Extra_Vague, Galerie RX, Paris, FR
Le Musée en Herbe, Paris, FR
IBU Gallery, Paris, FR
Eurasia, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, HK (cat.)
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 (cat.)
IBU Gallery, Paris, FR
EXCES I, Die Galerie, Seoul, KR (cat.)
EXCES II, Seok Gallery, Daegu, KR (cat.)
2009
Image-Flux, Galerie RX, Paris, FR (cat.)
Time Spirals, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, HK (cat.)
2008 Géométries Irrationnelles, Galerie municipale, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR (cat.) 
2007
BLINK, Artpool, Budapest, HU (cat.)
RRB, Espace Orenga de Gaffory, Patrimonio, FR

Group exhibitions (selected)

2013
NOISE, 55th Venice Biennale of Art (Collateral Event), 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
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
Won Ocean, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck, DE

Publications (selected)

2014 Géométrie de l’excès,  Michel Verlinden, Focus Vif Express
2013
Lettering Large The Art and Design of Monumental Typography, Steven Heller & Mirko Ilic, The Monacelli Press
Artpool – The Experimental Art Archive of East-Central Europe, Artpool, Budapest
2012
A New Regime of Images, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Art Absolument
Pascal Dombis’ Eurasia, Kay Heymer, TZR Galerie, Düsseldorf
2011
CensorZip, Pipeline Magazine, issue #24
Spigolature tra Venezia e la Francia, Giancarlo Pagliasso, revue Zeta

Collections

Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
Museum of Fine Arts, Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest, HU
Seiko Epson Corp., JP
Canon Inc., JP
Victory Arts Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Block Museum, Evanston, IL, USA
Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin , IT
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