Gilles TARABISCUITÉ

Gilles Tarabiscuité explores the human/machine dynamics in the contemporary context of the digital world. He fabricates false digital images using a photographic process, exploring a direct relationship with 3D shapes that he makes beforehand. Working back and forth between sculpture and the image, Tarabiscuité depicts polygonal high reliefs, in order to create what seems to be computer-generated illustrations. These happen to be, in truth, “pure photographs”: photos without any computer alteration. Vibrant in colours and light tones, these refined artworks portraying elegantly floating tridimensional figures bewilder our relationship with the image.

A visual artist, Gilles Tarabiscuité lives and works in Montreal since 1986 and has been teaching graphic design at the Marie-Victorin College for ten years. He holds a PhD in Art History of the McGill University (2000), a minor in Art History (1994), as well as a master’s in political sciences (1991), both at the Université de Montréal. In 2017, he placed second at the Tokyo International Foto Awards. His artworks were presented in Japan, Germany (European Month of Photography, 2018), in Greece (MonitorFest, 2018), in France (Geste Paris, 2019, along with Andreas Gursky, Marina Abramovic and Joel-Peter Witkin) and in the Netherlands (World Press Photo Exhibition Rotterdam and Rotterdam Photo Festival, 2020). He presented his work at Chambly’s “Pôle culturel”, the SPOA Gallery in Ottawa, the Boomer Gallery of London (UK) and the Mutek festival at the Place des arts in Montreal, 2021. His artworks are now part of many private and public collections, like the city collection of Drummondville. Gilles Tarabiscuité is the creator and owner of the “Hangar 7826” project, situated in Montreal’s Villeray district, where the independent curator Laurent Vernet has collaborated, from November 2021 to February 2022, to the presentation of the group exhibition “S’agiter”.

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CLICK HERE to watch our visual tour of the exhibition “TERRITOIRES INSOUPÇONNÉS” on Youtube.
CLICK HERE to watch the video of the city of Chambly on Tarabiscuite’s exhibition “Visions du monde numérique”
CLICK HERE to watch the video of the “Musée à ciel ouvert” of the city of Drummondville

Artworks marked with a * are available but not in gallery.

* Photographie pure 5.1 jaune, 2019

* Photographie pure 5.1 jaune, 2019

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Photographie pure 6.1 violet, 2019

Photographie pure 6.1 violet, 2019

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Photographie pure 5.0 Jaune, 2019

Photographie pure 5.0 Jaune, 2019

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Photographie pure 2.0 vert, 2019

Photographie pure 2.0 vert, 2019

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Photographie pure 3.2 rouge, 2019

Photographie pure 3.2 rouge, 2019

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