Dominique Lebrun

Dominique Lebrun lives and works in Paris. He creates his canvases by tearing up vintage movie posters from his collection, recomposing their fragments. He sees each work as a new adventure, choosing each element like a painter chooses his tubes of color, adding touches of pure acrylic with a finger, brush or splash to transform and color light and shadow, creating new dimensions and pictorial atmospheres.

He plays with accumulations and thicknesses to create collisions, juxtapositions and movements, creating fictional scenes in landscapes that sometimes border on abstraction, populated by glances and hybrid characters, men and women, stars and unknowns. He borrows from the great movements in painting to forge his own codes. Abstract Expressionism, the Renaissance masters, Cubist deconstruction of faces, Dadaism and Surrealism influence and guide his work.

Cinema has always been an essential part of his life. In a previous life, he was a film historian, author of books on Hollywood, collector and journalist. Perhaps it's because this seventh art is on the verge of extinction, that revisiting its history and imagination, which have inspired him since childhood, has become a matter of urgency. In a digital world with dwindling resources, recycling the organic matter of his precious collection was an obvious choice.

His work has become a journey around destruction. An omnipresent destruction that rebuilds and transforms. Destruction as the ultimate gesture of love for stars, films and cinema. Destruction that is not violence, but energy. Destruction that creates the essential spark at the start of a work. Or that heralds its culmination.

Destruction like the breath of inspiration.

Selected Works
RIVERS, mixed media, 97 x 130 cm
EIG, mixed media, 116 x 89 cm
GITT, mixed media, 54 x 64 cm
Furyo, mixed media, 100 x 73 cm
David, mixed media, 130 x 97 cm
Elemento, mixed media, 130 x 89 cm
The Man, mixed media, 130 x 97 cm
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