Paco Pomet
'NO PLACES'


05.04 - 10.05


'NO PLACES'



Paco Pomet er en kunstner hvis værker jeg har haft flere oplevelser med i forbindelse med udstillinger og messer hvor jeg har set hans malerier 'in real life'. Min første oplevelse med hans værker var i 2014. Nu fem år senere kan jeg invitere dig til hans første soloudstilling i Galleri Benoni. 

Paco Pomet (f. 1970) er en spansk maler der arbejder med et udtryk der omfavner det surrealistiske motiv på en original og gådefuld måde. Hans malerier er ofte opdelt i farve kompositioner, som er udenjordiske, og særegne. 

Du vil blive mødt med motiver der indeholder fragmenter af det filmiske, det eventyrlige, det groteske, det humoristiske, det overraskende og det nostalgiske.

Paco Pomet maler på en og samme tid kontemporært og klassisk. Hans værker sammenholder betydning i en evigt teknologisk udfordrende verden. Vi forundres over at se et maleri som nutidsbillede midt i en smeltedigel af ældre tilbageblik. Vi bliver samtidigt mødt med nostalgi, og glimt af øjeblikke som vores hjerne har arkiveret og glemt. Paco Pomet skaber en hybrid imellem verdener. En hybrid mellem ægte oplevelser og science fiction. Mening og kaos råder side om side. Du skal i mødet med værkerne overgive dig til det uvante og nyde at være vidne til en sjældent teknisk stærk maler. 

Paco Pomet udtrykker inspiration til hans motiver, igennem fotos. Hans trænede øje ser det mærkværdige i 'normale' fotos, som kilder til inspiration og evig viderefortolkning. Det kan være amatørfotos, dokumentar fotografi, familiefotos, samt fotos af ukendt oprindelse. Disse iscenesatte øjeblikke danner den ideelle grobund til hvad der ender i disse imponerende malerier, som udstillingen byder på.

Metoden bygger altså på at udforske et motiv, og afvæbne det, lave små ændringer, tonale, strukturelle, kompositionsmæssige mm. Dette destabiliserende greb, resultere i at en ny visuel orden opstår. Du er nu klar til at opleve udstillingen 'No places'.

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IN THE WORDS OF THE ARTIST



"Very often I experience a strong sense of strangeness when I observe scenes described in photographs found at random. This feeling becomes greater the more anodyne the image is. In most cases this happens with amateur photography, documentary archives, anonymous images or found in family albums of unknown origin. These types of photographic sources, which I take as reference for the development of my works, provide an ideal material from which to start to work. Once the motifs for the pictorial compositions are taken, a game comes into play in which all those references are subject to alterations that may be structural, tonal, compositional or that may simply consist in the substitution, elimination or addition of elements, sometimes very small, that completely disarm the original image from which I start to develop my pictorial work.

I try to destabilize, disrupt and alter the order that configures the structure of the scene in each work. The resulting image proposes a new visual order. Due to these alterations, changes and dysfunctions the conventional construction of a scene and its components are definitely dismantled. The testimonial character of the photographic sources gives way to the uncertainty, the strangeness and the disorientation that the resulting pictorial images communicate. Then a new reality (which ultimately consists in the construction of an unreality) arises, and we can define it as a no place or a place that can only admit the presence of the imagination of the viewer "

PACO POMET (Granada, Spain, 1970) lives and works in his hometown. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Granada in 1993, he completed studies at the School of Visual Arts (New York, USA, 2004). He has enjoyed several scholarships abroad: Academy of Spain in Rome (1999-2000), Fortuny Scholarship (Venice, Italy, 2000), College of Spain (Paris, France, 2004). In 2010 he received the "Excellent Work Price" at the Beijing Bienniale (China, 2010).

In 2015 he took part in "DISMALAND, Bemusement Park", the exhibition organized by Banksy in Weston-Super-Mare (United Kingdom), where he exhibited his work with Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and David Shrigley among other artists. Between the end of 2015 and March 2016, his work was the subject of the first retrospective of his work in an American museum:The Baker Msueum, Naples (Florida).

He has participated  in the following art fairs: The Armory Show, New York, Expo Chicago, Miami Project, Pulse New York, Scope New York, Scope Basel, Art Brussels, ARCO, Estampa, Contemporary, Drawing Room. 

His works can be found in several public and private collections such as Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Coleccion SOLO, IVAM Valencia Institute of Modern Art, Santander Art Museum, (Spain); Spanish Academy in Rome, Luciano Benetton Collection (Italy); Hall Art Foundation, The Patchett Collection, (US).

- Paco Pomet -




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