From drawing to photography, Dove Allouche's work is never completely one or the other. He is more interested in the conditions under which images appear, where the medium only makes sense in its mutual relationship with the subject. His artistic projects are often rooted in reality or the manifestation of natural phenomena. From the Pétrographies series, in which stalagmitic sections are used directly as photographic negatives, to the Fungi series, in which the moulds found in museum storerooms are combined with specific blown glass, most of his images bring into tension the almost organic energy of the material and the idea of an indefinitely stretched temporality that allows him to project into the present something he is looking for in the past. Trained at the Beaux-Arts in Cergy, this revealer of visual treasures, who stayed at the Villa Medici in Rome in 2011-2012, has presented exhibitions at the LAM in Villeneuve d'Ascq, the Palais de Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, the Peter Freeman Gallery in New York and GB Agency in Paris, and has entered the collections of the Louvre in chalcography, as well as the Centre Pompidou and the Moma in San Francisco. He recently took part in the exhibition Préhistoire, une énigme moderne at the Centre Pompidou and the Moma in San Francisco. He recently took part in the exhibition Préhistoire, une énigme moderne at the Centre Pompidou and the Visible/Invisible exhibition at the Château de Versailles, and is preparing a new exhibition to be held in 2024 at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Photo credit: © Hugo Aymar