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Jordi Colomer was born in Barcelona in 1962 and he lives and works in Barcelona & Paris.
The variety of mediums called forth by Jordi Colomer's work and the transversality of his judgement undoubtedly are linked to his fragmentary education as architect, artist and art historian in progressive 1980s' Barcelona. Beginning with the "Alta Comèdia" (High Comedy) exhibition, performed in Tarragona in 1993, Colomer began to fuse his sculptural work, elements of theatre staging and architectural references. From those years on (in particular after he discovered the German avant-garde cinema of the thirties), video started to stand out as the main mediator in the relationship the artist had with performance art, theatre and sculpture.
From 2001, Jordi Colomer's staging investigation extends to urban space and an exploration of the different scenes of social life (neighborhoods, streets, deserts, rooftops…). This phase of his work is determined by journeys -maybe because they allow him to keep a foreigner's viewpoint of the different urban sets he is seeking or rediscovering. In these journey-works the issue of movement keeps coming back, and the isolated actions of a character condenses reflection (but not without a degree of absurd humor) on the possibilities of poetic survival offered by the contemporary metropolis.
Jordi Colomer just presented his last work in the Matadero Museum (Madrid, Spain) with the exhibition No Singing / Prohibido Cantar. Recently, his work has been seen during monographic exhibitions in Jeu de Paume (Paris), in BOZAR (Brussels) and in the Argos Center for Art&Media (Brussels).
publisher: Le Point du Jour / Jeu de Paume Editions
Texts by François Piron, Bernard Marcadé, Marie-Ange Brayer, Mario Flecha, Jacinto Lageira, Christine Van Assche, Gloria Picazo, Marti Peran, José Luis Barrios.
French / English
210 x 265 mm
publisher : Loarce Gómez
English / Spanish
270 x 260 mm
Quelques Stars / Algunas Estrellas
publisher: Le Grand Café (Saint-Nazaire), La Galerie (Noisy-le-Sec) and La Villa Arson (Nice)
French / Spanish / English
250 x 200 mm