Cut lenticular print on mirror aluminum composite, 2019
Dimensions 35,5 x 47 in. Unique artwork.
Visual copyrights: courtesy of the artist
Born in 1965, lives & works in Paris, France. Pascal Dombis is a visual artist who explores such fields as language, noise, control, and irrationality. He creates unstable and dynamic visual environments and artworks, notable for the excess, repetition and unpredictability of technological processes. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, in such institution as Block Museum of Art at Evanston (2008), Venice Biennale (2013), Centrale for contemporary art at Brussels (2016), Itaú Cultural at São Paulo (2008, 2017) and Galeries Nationales Grand Palais at Paris (2018).
Pascal Dombis is currently exhibiting in the Invisible Man at Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh (PA) from April 26th to June 16th 2019.
With “Crack” Pascal Dombis reenvisions a significant paradigm of our time. Through the multiple ongoing crises – political, financial, technological and environmental – the artist observes that the entire Western environment seems to be in cracks: the world is cracking, Wall Street is cracking, God is cracking, man is cracking … is art also cracking?
Pascal Dombis collected hundreds of thousands of digital pictures corresponding to his Google searches using the word “Crack” in the major languages. Using the technic of lenticular printing allows Dombis to play with the viewer’s gaze. Depending on the viewer position, the visual experience is never the same. Images are circulating, continuously flowing while the viewer’s gaze becomes dynamic. From the hundreds of thousands of google “Crack” images collected randomly, Dombis assembles the different cut parts to create some shapes that echo maps of imaginary territories as a potential outcome of a seismic crack.