Art Climate Transition
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Paul Ducombe




Through a singular reflection on the interactions between human beings and nature, Paul Duncombe (born in 1987, in Caen) explores the different scales of the landscape. His successive research, on the Labrador ice floes, the storms in the Celtic Sea, the boreal forests, or the irradiated lands of Fukushima, focuses on the contingent mechanisms that link these vast territories with the creatures and the infinitesimal elements that compose them. From a photographic work in situ and then from a series of methodical experiments carried out in the workshop or in the laboratory, his projects then relate the apparent simplicity of works of nature with the growing technicality of modern societies.

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“From a simple gesture to the most complex monumental installations, between performances, minimal sculptures and interventions on site, his work crosses borders and disciplines. Whether it is for the organization of an expedition in a meteorite crater (Manicouagan, 2020) or for the production of an experimental electronic work with the Large National Accelerator of Heavy Ions (Nova Stella, 2018), his research has led to collaborating with specialists from all walks of life: biologists, geologists or astrophysicists, thus multiplying points of view and experiences.”

As a graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris in 2014, Paul Duncombe develops and exhibits his projects in France and abroad: Biennale Némo (Le 104, Paris, 2020), Unicorn Center for Art (Beijing, 2018) , 63rd Salon de Montrouge (Paris, 2018), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2017), Jeune Création 66 (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin, 2016), Avatar (Coopérative Méduse, Québec, 2015), Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto, 2012).

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