De Paris Enrico T.

ENRICO TOMMASO DE PARIS born 1960 in Mel - Belluno, lives and works in Turin, Italy

From the beginning, in the early nineties, the work of Enrico T. De Paris, a multimedia artist, was created in the most diverse expressive languages, ranging from painting to installation, from video to digital images, for creating a personal interpretation of the world: everything is surrounded by a whirl of lights and sound, glass, plastic and steel in order to evoke the disorder built in function for the deepest message in search of a new dimension.

Careful of the rights of the men and their dreams, for the future of all mankind, De Paris depicts a next world contaminated by bio-technologies and by the power of multinational chemical-pharmaceutical and agro-food and offers metaphors as descriptive conceptual model and premonitory.

The installations, in many cases are site-specific, transform the space in which they are displayed in a place of reflection on the contemporary state: a glimpse into the future leads him to create installations without center, projected in our eyes and successively in our minds, to build uncertain and evolutionary dimensions.
 

PALAZZO DELLE CONTESSE, Made in Mel, Belluno,Italy (2016)

FONDAZIONE MILLENIUM BCP, Lisbona, Portogallo (2016)

TRIENNALE, Milano, Italy (2014)

MUSEO SCIENZE NATURALI, Torino, Italy (2013)

MUSEO MART, Rovereto ,Italy (2011)

MUSEO SCIENZE NATURALI, Torino, Italy (2011)

MINISTERO AMBIENTE OLANDESE, Den Haag, Nederland (2010)

KUNSTHALLE  MERANO ARTE, Merano, Italy (2009)

STADTGALERIE Kiel,Germany (2008)

KUNSTHALLE Graz, Austria (2008)

“TINA B.” the Prague contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic (2007)

MUSEO SCIENZE NATURALI, Trento, Italy (2007)

BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, Arsenale Novissimo, Venezia, Italy (2005)

BIENNALE DI VENEZIA , Santa Maria della Pietà, Venezia, Italy (2003)

DETROIT Video Festival, Museum–MONA,  Detroit, U.S.A.(2003)

GALLERIA CIVICA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA,Trento, Italy (2002)

PAC Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy (2000)

MAMBO Museo Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (1997)

CASTELLO DI RIVOLI Museo Arte Contemporanea, Torino, italy (1996)

MUSEUM VAN BOMMEL-VAN DAM, Venlo, Nederland (1996)

KONINKLIJNK MUSEUM S.K. / I.C.C. , Anversa, Belgium (1996)

CENTRO CULTURAL LA BENEFICENCIA, Valencia, Spain (1996)

CIVICO MUSEO REVOLTELLA, Trieste. Italy (1994)

TREVI FLASH ART MUSEUM, Perugia, Italy (1993)

An interest in our present-day way of living. Describing the world that is continually expanding and rapidly changing before our very eyes, in an attempt to adapt our psyche and soul to the transformations that social migrations, technology and bio-technologiesare making to our everyday life and to that of man in the future.

Tryingto document the so-called"state of things" – the stimuli for work are thus the images, sensations, writings that revolve around today’s man,  to suggest the possibility that man might build himself a new world, new realities, inventing new metaphors to identify the new planet.

For years now my work has consisted in setting up parcelled, split pictorial structures (GOOD NEWS; H.O.T.)I organise signs and stimuli, aiming to create a work that is visually resolved but conceptually unresolvedthe nature of my works is scientific rather than aesthetic, social rather than formal,( INSIDE; LABORATORY; >CHROMOSOMA< ) as an artist, I feel that this is my function in society.

I contemplate man with all his needs and rights and his inbred longing for a future. Since there are no maps of the future and its boundaries are being traced out by bio-technologies and the chemical-pharmaceutical and agri-foodstuff multinationals the inclusion of a new  vision, the creation of "world works"has become important and constructive.( BIO-LANDSCAPE; FLUSSI: H:F:E:A.; GENESIS )

This gives rise to the vision of a divided world in which simulated landscapes and simulated realities are essential in order to understand it better. All this because each culture is a synthesis of reality and simulationa close net of symbolic cross-references that substitute actual things or supplement the essence thereof, to render this a tool for man.

In real-life the flow of sensations is incoherent and continuous, from all sides and at all times we are receiving signs of inextricable disorder ..it is here that a new sign is born..an inner sign, to interpret, experience, act,invent new models,new simulations, to illustrate the wealth of sensorial signs to which we are exposed.

Today, more than ever before, the world is developing rapidly, it is undergoing increasingly complex changes so that it can no longer be represented..we must therefore elaborate an open thought in which there are no schemes a thought with no centre like the non-linear logic typical of electronic languages (flow-chart, feed-back, loop).

The aim of this experience is to bring the common man into contact with the sensitivity necessary for our everyday approach to the world around us.( ORGANIC )The contemporary artist works with a great many rules of logic, he is in touch with a number of realities, both material and spiritual, with several times, With several ways of life,he continually modifies his point of view in order to increase the energy the world offers him, in his imagination the artist must exalt elements of present-day life and convey absolute positiveness…illuminating signs, thus creating worksin-progress structures that allow for infinite optical re-configuration and are open to interpretation, with no beginning and no end but a galaxy of meanings, for which no univocal,definitive, satisfactory explanation is available, not only, but also, a casual chain of messages, not a single perspective but many points of view, within this sphere the function of"world works"metaphors is that of the conceptual model: they not only describe but also explain.

A mise-en-scène that represents the energy and positiveness of the creative power of evolution and the potential of mankind in the new millennium. ( ESCAPE )

2012

“Popism”, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla, Chieti

2011

“Sette pensieri capitali”, Artefiera Off, Bologna

“Percorsi riscoperti dell’arte italiana nella Vaf-Stiftung 1947-2010, Mart Museo di Trento e Rovereto

 >KM 011< , Museo di Scienze Naturali, Turin

2010

“Paratissima-Fresh Art”, Casa Paratissima, Turin

2009

“Play-Station”, Kunst Merano Arte, Merano - Spazio Paraggi, Treviso

2008

“Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst”, Kunsthalle, Graz, Austria

“Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst”,Stadgalerie, Kiel, Germany

2007

“Inside”, Atomium-Space, Bruxelles, Belgium

“Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst”, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan

2007

“Tina B.”, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Sculpture in dialogue, Lapidarium, Prague

2007

“La scimmia nuda”, Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento

2006

“Welcome. Tech and touch”, Cartoteca delle Marche, Serra San Quirico, Ancona

“Out of true”, Spazio Byblosartgallery, Miami-Design-Disctric, Miami

“Nunacarte”, Museo di Scienze Naturali, Turin

“Laboratorio Italia”, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla, Chieti

2005 

>CHROMOSOMA<, 51° Venice Biennale, Spazio Thetis - Arsenale Novissimo, Venice

“Via del Sale”, Castello di Pruneto, Cuneo

“Sembra un secolo”, Fondazione del Monte e Ravenna, Bologna

“20 proposte XX”, Sala Bolaffi - Regione Piemonte, Turin

2004

“Lasciateci divertire”, Palazzo Comunale di Arezzo

“Media.comm(unity)/comm.medium”, Museo d’arte contemporanea Masedu, Sassari

2003

“Italian Factory”, 50° Biennale di Venice; S. Maria della Pietà, Venice; European Parliament, Strasbourg, France; Palazzo della Promotrice, Turin

Video “The Big Embrace”, Detroit international video festival, Museum of new art - MONA, Detroit

Installazione “Bioweeds”, Festival International du Jardins Chaumont sur Loire, France

2002

“Glassway”, Museo archeologico di Aosta

“Kids are us”, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento

“Molecola”, via Locana, Turin

2001

“Laboratorio Materiale”, different locations, Fano, Pesaro

“Ecofficina”, ex officina Ferriere, Turin

2000

“Molte realtà / a lot of reality”, interactive CD-ROM

Art/31/Basel

Artissima, Turin

“Sui Generis”, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

“Tra/passato futuro”, Spazio Vannucci, Milan

1999

“Arte moltiplicata”, Museo Polivalente, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna

“Albania / Italia”, Museo Storico Nazionale, Tirana

1998

“Flag”, in occasion of “Luci d’artista”, Turin

“Cronache vere”, Spazio Consolo, Milan

1997

“Officina Italia”, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna

“Va’ Pensiero”, Società promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin

1996

Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam, Venlo, Olanda

“Lumiere et mouvement”, Koninklijnk Museum S. K. / I. C. C., Anversa, Belgium

“Antologia”, Spazio Herno - In arco, Turin

“Sul nostro tempo. Arte italiana”, Centro Cultural la Beneficencia, Valencia, Spain

“Collezionismo a Turin”, Castello di Rivoli, Turin

1995

“Nebbia. Parco dei Super eroi”, Magazzini del Sale, Venice

“Dodici pittori italiani”, Spazio Herno - In Arco, Turin

1994

“Art is life”, Sierkunst Museum, Gand; Sotheby’s Londra, Pmmk Museum, Ostenda; Palazzo Broggi, Milan

“Paysages”, Civico Museo Revoltella, Trieste

“Icastica”, Galleria d’arte moderna, Bologna

1993

“Medialismo”, Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Perugia

1992

“E. T. De Paris”, Palazzo IRV, Regione Piemonte, Torino

“Proposte / Confronto”, Palazzo Ducale, Sassari

“Medialismi”, Museo di Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Rome

1991

“Imprevisto”, Castello di Volpaia, Siena

­1990

“Italia ’90 - ipotesi arte giovane”, special issue of Flash Art, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan

“Carocci, Cascavilla, De Paris, Pisano”, Studio Corrado Levi, Milan