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Dominique De Beir



Dominique de Beir (°1964 F) perforates paper, cardboard and also polystyrene. Jostling aside the vocabulary of painting (material, medium and colour) in favour of the uncertainty of gestures and the scars they leave, Dominique De Beir strives to concentrate on the ideas of scratching and scarring, between surface and depth, exploring the physical impact and rhythm. Carrying perforation sometimes to the limit of what the material can withstand, she plays on an inherent ambiguity between composition and destruction, opacity and transparency, stability and fragility. Recently Dominique perforates wall insulating plates in polystyren and treats them with wax and pigments – those are poetic works that look like abstract paintings, but outdistance traditional materials and techniques.

Dominique De Beir began her career during the 1990s following her studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (Studio Pierre Buraglio). She won the prix Jeune Peinture in 1995.

Her work is included in major museum collections including: Frac Hauts de France Picardie; Frac Bretagne; Collection Camille Pontailler; Frac Provence-Alpes, Côte-D’Azur; Collection Raja, Tremblay-en-France; Frac Haute Normandie; Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Georges Pompidou; Bibliothèque Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Artothèque Strasbourg; Artothèque Besançon; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL; Museum des Beaux-Arts, Nantes; Collection Municipality Vitry; Collection Museum Géo-Charles, Echirolles; Artothèque lot, Cahors; Collection Society Chronopost, Issy les Moulineaux.



Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

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