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Lison Bombay

Born in 1971 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Lison Bombay was born in 1971. She lives and works in Paris.

Sculptor, visual artist, she works with wood carving, molding, enamelling, bronze as lost-wax casting, acrylic paint, linocut, etching glass, photography, contemporary embroidery...

"As far as I remember, I have always liked to discover new techniques and handle new materials for
creation. As a child, I started to learn sculpture with clay and I practiced it for many years. Then, I was attracted by bronze. I learnt several techniques, as lost-wax casting with African craftsmen in Cameroon, and other classic techniques in Europe.

For a few years I also explored photography and videos so I could produce short films. One of them was selected at the Environmental Festival in Paris and won a prize. I was keen to learn other techniques and experienced linocut, pen-and-ink drawing which are still present in my work. Embroidery unexpectedly emerged in my artistic work at a period when I was looking for a new way of expression.

For five years, I used to work essentially black and white threads embroided on white fabrics inserted in canvases. I am now experiencing a wider range of colors and materials, including studs, optical fibre and 3D pen.

Thread expresses my style, I like the gesture, the meticulousness, the preciseness of the drawing, and being calm while working on canvas. What I like with embroidery is that I work on it anywhere, it’s a social activity. My inspiration is linked to my childhood, juvenile imagination nourishing both sweet and weird subjects."

- Lison Bombay

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EXHIBITIONS

2016
Janv : Le Cri - Munch, exposition collective (broderies), Akiza - la galerie, Paris.

2015
Trait d'union. Montreuil.

2014
Nov : Exposition solo, Le Mange Disc, Montreuil
Oct : Trait d'union, Portes Ouvertes d'Anvers aux Abbesses, Paris.

2013
Juin : Exposition collective (broderies), Le Shaft, Bruxelles
Avr : Exposition collective (broderies), Le Mange disk, Montreuil
Févr : Exposition collective (broderies), La Manufacture, Paris
Févr : Exposition collective (broderies), Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or, Paris.

2012
Déc : Exposition collective (broderies), Le Ici, Lille
Nov : Exposition collective (broderies), L’ R de rien, Nantes
Nov : Portes ouvertes (broderie /linogravure), d’Anvers aux Abbesses, Paris
Févr : J’ai 2 amours, exposition collective (cooling), Montreuil
Jan : Exposition collective (broderies), Le Monde Moderne, Lille.

2011
Déc : Freaky & feary Christmas, exposition collective, Galerie l’Art de Rien, Paris
Nov/Déc : Expositions collectives, 59 Rivoli, Paris
Nov : Portes ouvertes d'Anvers aux Abbesses, Paris
Juin/Juil : Les Sales Gosses, exposition collective, Galerie l’Art de Rien, Paris.

2010
Déc : Mon bo sap 1, exposition collective (cooling ), Montreuil
Sept : Collectif A4, Galerie Art présent, Paris
Sept : FFIE - Festival International de l’Image Environnementale, Arles, Paris.

2003
Bronzes d’Afrique, Galerie Arcima, Paris
L’œuf au carré « Artistes de la goutte d’or »
Ateliers Portes Ouvertes, d’Anvers aux Abbesses, Paris.

2002
Festival virus, (art vidéo).

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