Georges DUMAS

Georges DUMAS

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Aubervilliers (93), France
38 works

For about ten years now, I have been creating paintographies. As its name suggests, a paintography is a mixture of painting and photography.

From photography, I keep the initial shot, an essential and unavoidable basis for the work to come. I also retain, despite all the successive manipulations carried out afterwards on the computer, the precision, finesse and plastic quality that certainly distinguish it from painting other than hyper-realistic. However, a paintography is not a photograph, it is a plastic construction that raises doubts in the eyes, that raises the question of the nature of the image that is offered to the eyes of the spectators. What part of the work was captured by the objective, what part recreated by the software work, what part brought by the acrylic glazes?

Layers, layers, stacks: despite its extreme readability, a paintography is a complex construction, based on a succession of screens. The fabric or skin never appears naked, they are always covered by a material that is as much a screen as it is a body with them. This matter is itself obscured by squares that seem either to detach from it or to deepen within it; by evoking the pixels at the base of any digital image, these squares remind us that this matter is a decoy, that it is virtual. And yet, in the works in mixed technique, it is precisely these squares that appear in relief on the surface of the canvas, in a strange transparent materiality...

Self-taught

2019 : Solo show "The Queen and the Dancer in the Dark", galerie Septentrion, Marcq-en-Baroeul / "Art Up !" fair with galerie Pandem’art, Grand Palais, Lille

2018: "MacParis" exhibition, Bastille Design Center, Paris / "Artmuc" exhibition, Munich, Germany / Art Montpellier Fair

2017: "Puls’Art" exhibition, 25th edition, Le Mans / "Carte blanche à Transfiguring" exhibition, L’Arrivage gallery, Troyes

2016: Group exhibition, DZD Gallery, Roermond, Holland / "Art Up! "with U Own Gallery, Grand Palais, Lille / Collective exhibition "Transfiguring", Olivier Waltman Gallery, Paris

2015 : Collective exhibition "Les 20 ans d’Artnet", Begnins, Switzerland

2014 : Fair "Fotofever", Carrousel du Louvre, Paris / Solo show "Paintographies", Galerie Manufacture 45, Rouen

2013 : Salon "Balt’Art - L’Art et le Grand Paris 2013", Nogent-sur-Marne

2012 : Solo show "Figures²" at Atelier 40, Paris

2011 : Solo show "Digital Absurdities" at Atelier 40, Paris

2010 : Solo show "Body matters" at Atelier 40.

2009: Solo show "Paris - London - Milano", 243 Galerie Ephémère, Paris

2008: Solo show "Da Vinci Fraud Project", La Loge de la Concierge, Paris

2007: Solo show "Abstraction/Pétrifications", Live Gallery, Paris

Georges DUMAS's artwork

Freedom
Freedom
$1,003
Mixed media (20 x 20 in)
Together
Together
$557
Mixed media (14 x 10 in)
Milano dummy 3
Milano dummy 3
$446
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Milano dummy 2
Milano dummy 2
$446
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Il cubo
Il cubo
$1,003
Mixed media (16 x 24 in)
Le défi
Le défi
$1,003
Mixed media (16 x 24 in)
Clash of civilizations
Clash of civilizations
$947
Mixed media (14 x 24 in)
In the back
In the back
$1,114
Mixed media (18 x 24 in)
To lose my life
To lose my life
$891
Mixed media (16 x 20 in)
Bowing
Bowing
$891
Mixed media (16 x 20 in)
Passion of lovers
Passion of lovers
$780
Mixed media (16 x 16 in)
Milano dummy 6
Milano dummy 6
$557
Mixed media (8 x 16 in)
Milano dummy 5
Milano dummy 5
$557
Mixed media (8 x 16 in)
Les soeurs de gabrielle
Les soeurs de gabrielle
$446
Mixed media (12 x 8 in)
Gitane
Gitane
$446
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Défense d'afficher II
Défense d'afficher II
$446
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Toccata
Toccata
$557
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Milano dummy 1
Milano dummy 1
$446
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Renaissance
Renaissance
$557
Mixed media (8 x 16 in)
Il cammino
Il cammino
$557
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
The ring
The ring
$1,448
Mixed media (24 x 24 in)
Caryatide rvb (triptyque)
Caryatide rvb (triptyque)
$1,337
Mixed media (18 x 18 in)
Caryatide blanche
Caryatide blanche
$557
Mixed media (6 x 18 in)
Vandalized in green
Vandalized in green
$724
Mixed media (12 x 18 in)
Eve
Eve
$201
Digital photography (9 x 13 in)
Adam
Adam
$201
Digital photography (9 x 13 in)
Treasure
Treasure
$189
Digital photography (9 x 11 in)
Lola
Lola
$201
Digital photography (12 x 9 in)
Joséphine
Joséphine
$189
Digital photography (12 x 9 in)
Recto
Recto
$201
Digital photography (9 x 13 in)
Verso
Verso
$201
Digital photography (9 x 13 in)
Urban kneeling
Urban kneeling
$201
Digital photography (9 x 13 in)
Lune bleue
Lune bleue
$189
Digital photography (9 x 12 in)
Offrande
Offrande
$189
Digital photography (9 x 11 in)
The line
The line
$189
Digital photography (11 x 9 in)
Demeter
Demeter
$189
Digital photography (9 x 11 in)
Défense d'afficher I
Défense d'afficher I
Sold
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Romeo must die
Romeo must die
Sold
Mixed media (12 x 18 in)