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Bruno Peinado

Born in Montpellier (France) in 1970
Lives and works in Douarnenez (France)

Bruno Peinado draws from a vast repertoire of forms, symbols and other icons to free himself of all principles of purity. His works are fragments of landscapes that tangle and slide. If at first sight they might remind one of the aesthetics and intent of pop art of the 1960s, through their confusion of high and low culture in the context of visual arts, Bruno Peinado’s work is set in quite a different scene. Reproducing, deconstructing, reworking, starting with detail, Bruno Peinado’s method of working are those of “globalised baroque” (in the words of Édouard Glissant), to be understood as an experiment that is at the same time personal and collective. He does not play the old game of contrasts and clashes, but above all mirrors a culture of blending that handles various sources in a manner similar to musical remixes. Here the image of a video test card, reduced in the mill of minimalism, is to be painted straight onto a wall. A moment frozen from amongst the flow of pictures, and a yardstick test in reception, the pattern, by being materialised and enlarged, takes on the value of a statement.

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2005
- Swiss Institute, New York
- Parker’s Box, New York
- N Galerie, Barcelone
2004
- Galerie La Fabrica, Madrid
- Perpetuum Mobile, Palais de Tokyo, Paris *
- Blow Back, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
- Ride like lightning, counter revolution counter, cheval de troie, Nuit Blanche, Crédit municipal, Paris
- Silence is sexy, cour vitrée de l’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, dans le cadre du parcours Saint-Germain, Paris
2003
- This is Hell, Diesel Gallery, New York *
- Influenza, Rainbow warriors, Museo Zauli, Faenza
- Kombinacao, Paço das Artes, São Paulo
- Good Stuff II, Luogo Pio’s Chapelle, Livourne
- Good Stuff II, Galleria Communale, Faenza *
- After Hate, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen
- Low-thèque, La Box, Paris
2002
- Chic & underground, Parker’s Box Gallery, New York
- One Man Show, FIAC, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
- Good stuff 2, Galerie Continua, San Gimignano

Group exhibitions (selection)

2005
- Le Casino, Luxembourg
- Just do it ! Lentos, Kunstmuseum Linz, Autriche
2004
- Friez, Parker’s Box, New York
- Biennale de São Paulo, Parc Ibirapuera, São Paulo *
- Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris *
2003
- Poetic Justice, Istanbul Biennial Yerebatan Cistern, Istanbul
- Propaganda, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris *
- Floating Bowl, Attitudes Espace d’art contemporain, Genève
- Lee 3 Tau Ceti Central Armory Show, Villa Arson, Nice *
- Nation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Francfort-sur-le-Main
- Distant Shores, Parker’s Box Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
- Trésors publics, 20 ans des FRAC, Musée des beaux-Arts, Nantes *
- Extra, Swiss Institute, New York *
- Mursollaici, Centre culturel suisse, Paris
2002
- Voilà la France, CESAC, Caraglio
- Biennale de Montréal, Montréal
- Tigerland, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen
- Listening to new voices, PS1 Museum, New York

*publication


publié le 15.06.2008

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