Qubo Gas

Version animée 2006 — Installations — 17 october - 17 december 2006


Team of artists, composed by Jef Ablézot, Morgan Dimnet and Laura Henno, lives and works in Paris

Qubo gas, an association founded in 2000 by Jef Ablézot, Morgan Dimnet, and Laura Henno, is developing a body of graphic experimentation that is the start of a surreal universe that shifts between abstraction and figuration. The compositions by this trio of artists mix digital collages, drawings on paper, colorful graphic experiments, graffiti, and so on, creating a world of quirky off-beat poetry. Lush chaotic landscapes, explosive microcosms, and wild untamed gardens form an abstract, imaginary environment in which any and every reference to reality has been obliterated. Each of their illustrations creates a whole that has a disordered appearance but in which the place of every one of its element-events has been carefully worked out.

Qubo Gas, Shimmy Shimmy Grass (2006), Courtesy the Artist and Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris

"In Shimmy Shimmy Grass, we no longer control the graphic structure of this wild garden for the elements, coming together, are determined by the weather data furnished by the 'Metar' system (the international Internet weather system used by airports)." This piece initiates a reflection on the way computer code can generate images and introduce a random dimension in the artists' compositions.