French, 1989 — 2018
The French painter Elliot Dubail grew up in England, marked by a family environment where art occupies an important place. He studied first at the Franco-English school Northbourne Park School and then at the Ateliers de Sèvres and at Villa Arson, in Nice, while working as an artworks’s registrar for several galleries.
In contact with art technicians and restorers, he learned how to create his own pigments in his workshop located in the Paris suburbs. His perfect mastery of chemical components allows him to reach the captivating light that inhabits his troubling mysticism paintings. The latter are dark interiors, bathed in nostalgia, like the artist who is also interested in the writings of Nietzsche, Baudelaire or Heidegger. Elliot Dubail quickly turned away from abstraction to figurative painting, marked by his spiritual and religious inspirations, notably the Orthodox icons and the Coptic liturgy. He thus offers spaces of solitude, in suspended time, where the human figure is often absent.
Elliot Dubail's work is shown for the first time by Pinault Collection during the exhibition "Untitled, 2020" in Punta della Dogana.