• 26 Jul

    Catch a Modern Artist Who Dazzles the Eye

    Pascal Dombis is known for his body of modern artwork that plays with optical illusions, presenting the viewer with a universe full of unique and sometimes disconcerting images. Until August 31, 2012, visitors can experience the optical sensations provided by Dombis at the Musée en Herbe, as part of an exhibition called 'Et Op!'

    Dombis is actually a trained engineer who uses his technical education to construct artistic pieces that surprise the eye. He employs his knowledge of programming, algorithms and even IT languages to create his one-of-a kind pieces. These are techniques that have been bringing the artist recognition for past 20 years as he uses excessive repetition of simple mechanisms from geometric signs, words and even images collected on the Internet.

    Dombis also is considered to be a 'new media' artist, integrating photography and video into many of his pieces. Each work is completely singular, plunging the spectator into a strange universe that they have never experienced before. Playing with curves and colors to develop his sensational environments, Dombis makes a whole new world.

    Pascal Dombis has already been a part of many exhibitions in regions around the world, including the United States and Asia. However, the artist lives in Paris and shares much of his work with its inhabitants on a regular basis.

    As a result, the Musée en Herbe is able to present his hypnotizing art to both the locals and visitors of Paris. Guests staying at the Hotel Regencia can participate in the experience by visiting the second floor of the museum. This exhibit can be fun for the whole family and a nice change of pace from the more classic museums that are also in the area.

    Et Op!

    Musée en Herbe

    21 rue Herold, 75001

    Metro: Les Halles / Palais Royal

    Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

    Tickets: 6 - 10 euros