Geboren in der Schweiz
Lebt und arbeitet in der Schweiz
Admired for over a decade for his photos of Indochina, the Sahara and China, Swiss photographer Régis Colombo has come out from behind the lens for his new and innovative digital fusion project. Buddhist monk Mathieu Ricard, the Dalai Lama's famous official interpreter, said in praise of his pictures that they are a tribute to the inner beauty of people and the sparkling light of places. This new collection is very likely to confirm his high praise.
The artist has in effect reinterpreted his own negatives, gleaned through years of travel, in an exclusive collection titled: Transparencies.
A single layer of successive, static blended images, Colombo's works are at first glance disconcerting, with their highly colorful tones and apparent abstractness. A closer look reveals subtle interactions between elements straight out of a Prévert poem: exotic trees, old cars, indigeous people, telephone cards, escalators, camels, and a gas pump & Colombo's compositions are like a daydream in which the fragmented memories of the traveler, the thief of always, are mixed in with all the irrationality that make good memories. They capture the rare essence of places that human activity will soon have reduced to silence.
Selected personal exhibitions
2013 Cité du Temps, Genf
2012 Gallery 2016, Hauterive NE
2011 S Art Space Gallery, New York
2011 Swiss Arts Space, Lausanne
2010 Sparts Gallery, Paris
2010 Art By Genève, Genf
2009 Sparts Gallery, Paris
2009 Town Hall, Paris
2008 World Photojournalism Festival, China
The latest exhibition at the Cité du Temps, "Transparencies", running from 4. September to 7. Oktober 2013.