Approved: 13.09.2010

Pascal-Michel Dubois

Artist, Technician

Approved: 13.09.2010


My art practice is a device inviting the spectator to experience from a different viewpoint our familiar fields of knowledge and imagination. The material of the everyday initiates my curiosity. I am enthralled by the capacity that art owns to take you from that space in that moment, to another space. I see my work as an idle observation of life like a doodle. Therefore, it is always in the making, constantly re-interpreting the fabric of reality. 
I have used a large variety of media over the years, ranging from small drawings to large installations and live performances…
More recently, simple replicas or modified versions of existing objects - such as maps, texts, diagrams and charts, photos, manufactured objects of all kind - have been appropriated & reassembled with the aim of generating incisive and intriguing moments. 
Ultimately, my art practice is an attempt in documenting the art/life inherent correlation…

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Biography


My art practice is a device inviting the spectator to experience from a different viewpoint our familiar fields of knowledge and imagination. The material of the everyday initiates my curiosity. I am enthralled by the capacity that art owns to take you from that space in that moment, to another space. I see my work as an idle observation of life like a doodle. Therefore, it is always in the making, constantly re-interpreting the fabric of reality. 
I have used a large variety of media over the years, ranging from small drawings to large installations and live performances…
More recently, simple replicas or modified versions of existing objects - such as maps, texts, diagrams and charts, photos, manufactured objects of all kind - have been appropriated & reassembled with the aim of generating incisive and intriguing moments. 
Ultimately, my art practice is an attempt in documenting the art/life inherent correlation…

 

CV & Education

Pascal-Michel Dubois
Born in Voiron, France.
Live and work in Wales, UK.

Art Education
1985-1990, B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Lyon School of Art, France, Goldsmith’s College, Fine Art Dept, University of London, UK.

One Person Exhibitions

2015, "GARCONNIERE", Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales,UK.
2013, “Now That It’s Over, Where Will It End?”, ArcadeCardiff Unit17, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
2010, “I saw my destiny in the corner of my eyes”, g39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
 “Recent Work”, Joanna Field Gallery, Milford Haven, Wales, UK.
2003, “EVER REVE”, Diorama Gallery, London, UK.
2001, “If You Go Down To The Woods Today”, Mc Dowell Modern Art, London, UK.
1999, “Avant-Première”, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK.
1993, “2 Years of No Space”, 266 Richmond Road, London, UK.
“The Heautontimoroumenos”, Fourth World Art Gallery, London, UK.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

"Sideways into the Distance", RDV Gallery, Nantes, France.

2017

“Lost Vegas Hotel”, TactileBosch, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

2016

“13 à l’aise”, la Théorie des Espaces Courbes Gallery, Voiron, France.

"STOKE", Gallery Twenty Two, Bristol, UK.

2015

"Crickhowell Open 2015", Oriel Cric Gallery, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales, UK.

2014

“From Here & There”, Clara Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, USA, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK.
“Print Exhibition”, Gallery/Ten, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
“To begin, at the beginning”, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA. 

 

2013
“Lost in Transit”, Cathays Library (curated by Anthony Shapland), Cardiff, Wales, UK.
“Land Sea Sky”, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK.
“Future Nature Culture”, Rhôd 2013, Melin Glonc, Drefelin, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.
“Spring” Exhibition, “Object” Exhibition, “Winter” Exhibition, Gallery/Ten, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

2012
“Cardiff Open”, Project Ten, 11 High Street, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
“Spring & Autumn/Winter Art Exhibitions”, The Ark Centre, Basingstoke, UK.
“Welsh Artist of the Year Open Exhibition”, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

2011
“Blooming Marvellous”, Grassington Town Hall, Grassington, North Yorkshire, UK.
“Welsh Artist of the Year Open Exhibition”, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
“Portmanteau”, Halle14, Leipzig, Germany.
“Desire & Repulsion”, The Art Corner Gallery, Manchester, UK.

2010
“The Last Days of the Empire”, g39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
“Tenure”, tactileBosch Gallery, Cardiff, UK.

2009
“Tros Gynnal Art Exhibition 2”, Swansea Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK.
“Drawn In”, Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, UK.
“Memory/Imagination”, The Art Purchase Prize, Wales Millennium Centre & Oriel Y Bont Gallery, Wales, UK.
“The Writing On The Wall”, Artlink Gallery, Hull, UK.
“Wood/Canvas/Steel”, tactileBosch Gallery, Cardiff, UK.

2008
“Not On White Paper”, Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
“Imaginary Environment”, BayArt Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
“Work on Paper”, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK.
“Tros Gynnal Art Exhibition 1”, Swansea Museum, Swansea, Wales, UK.
“Mission Open 08”, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK.

 

 

2007
“Mapping”, Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancashire, UK.

2006
“Wilderness”, Art at The Lecht Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
“Re-Worked”, Oriel Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales, UK.

2004
“SNAP”, Diorama Gallery, London, UK.
 “The Art Of Words”, Fairfields Art Centre, Basingstoke, UK.

2003
“Exhumed”, Museum of Garden History & Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, UK.

2002
“Lovely Jubbly”, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone, UK.
“Cannonbury Open”, Cannonbury Gallery, London, UK.

2001
“14x14”, Mafuji Gallery, London, UK.
“The Outside Of Inside”, M-Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria, The Manege Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia.

2000
“Beginnings”, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.
“3x3”, Workplace Art Gallery, London, UK.
“Carpenter, Dubois, Olrik”, Henry Peacock Gallery, London, UK.
“Fundraiser1”, Platform Gallery, London.

1999
“Desjardin/Dubois/Duchamp”, Mellow birds Gallery, London, UK.
“Art & Architecture”, The Cottons Atrium, London, UK.
“Souvenirs Insulaires”, Citadelle of Calvi, Corsica, France.

1998
“The Sublime”, Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham, UK.
“Vzajmnost Konfrontace III”, Snezne Gallery, Czech Republic.
“The Last Visible Dog”, BoBo’s Gallery, London, UK.
“Attaché Gallery 1st Birthday Exhibition”, 108 Gallery, London.

1997
“Moving”, 11 John Cabot Court, Bristol, UK.
“Undergrowth”, Holly Street Public Art, 8 Jasmine Court, London, UK.

1996
“Twist Of Fête”, Holly Street Public Art, Holly Street Estate, London, UK.
“Umjetnost Slobode”, The Dom Mosche Pijade, Tuzla, Bosnia.
“Garlic”, FISH(Y) Gallery, London, UK.
“Fifty Quid”, 51 Derbyshire Street, London.

1995
“The Word Is Art”, Alsager Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
“Sex Health & Education”, Cooltan Arts, London, UK.
“Performancie II & III””, David Medalla’s Mondrian Fan Club, London, UK.

1994
“Winter Show”, Stockwell Open Studios, London, UK.
“Arte Del 4° Mundo”, “X” Teresa Arte Alternativo Instituto, Mexico City, Mexico.
“Summer Spectrum”, Festival Gallery, London, UK.

 

1993
“Performancie I”, St Peter’s Heritage Centre, London, UK

1992
“Porque Mickey Mouse Los Pies?”, Brixton Gallery, London, UK.
“A Church With A View”, St Peter’s Heritage Centre, London, UK.
“Latin America, The Other Face”, Spitalfield Market Gallery, London, UK

1990
“Group Show”, School of Art of Lyon, France.

1988
“Jeunes créateurs”, Château of Beaulieu, Riorges, France.

Collaborations

1998, Pascal-Michel Dubois & Phil King in “Perfect Day”, BoBo’s Gallery, London, UK.
1995, “Caught In The Act”, P-M Dubois, Denzil Everett, Javier Flores, Cooltan Arts, London.

Award

2011, Welsh Artist of the Year Printmaking Prize.
2007, Artist-in-Residence Award, Mentoring Project for Wales at the Venice Biennale.
2009, “Wood/Canvas/Steel Best Artist Prize”.

Public Art Commission

“Llwybr”, Celfwaith Commission for the new Cynon Valley Hospital, Mountain Ash, Wales, UK.

Selected Publications/Reviews

"Western Mail", September 2015.

"Crickhowell Open Art Competition" catalogue, 2015.

“From Here & There” catalogue, Hatton gallery, 2014.

“To begin, at the beginning”, online catalogue, NURTUREart gallery, 2014.
“It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward”, g39 compendium book, 2012.
“The Basingstoke Gazette”, April 2012
“Welsh Artist of the Year Catalogue”, June 2011.
“Buzz” magazine, November 2010/2011.
“Axis Artist of the Month”, October 2010.
“Torch Theatre Brochure”, September 2010.
“Tros Gynnal” Exhibition catalogue, 2009.
“Memory/Imagination” Art Purchase Exhibition catalogue, 2009.
“Western Mail”, April 2007.
“Re-Worked” catalogue, 2006.
“The Flaca Gallery Launch Book Volume I & II, 2003/2004.
“Exhumed” catalogue, 2003.
“The Observer”, “The Times”, “The Guardian Guide”, “The Evening Standard Metro life”, “The Big Issue”, July/August 2003, “Time Out” weekly magazine, July 2003.
“The Outside of Inside” catalogue, 2002.
“City Info” Manchester magazine, October 2000.
“Beginnings” folder catalogue, 2000.
“What’s On” weekly magazine, September 1999.
“The Independent On Sunday” newspaper, September 2000.
“Corse Matin” newspaper, September 1999.
“The Guardian Guide”, August 1999.
“Flux Magazine”, August/September 1999.
“Hackney Today” magazine, October 1996.
“Artists Calendar for Bosnia”, 1997.
“The Word is Art” catalogue, 1995.
“Sex Health & Education” catalogue, 1995.
“El Universal”, “Reforma”, “Uno Mas Uno”, newspapers of Mexico, September 1994.
“Time Out” weekly magazine, September 1992.