Paco Pomet was born in Granada Spain. Pomet studied in the Fine Arts Department of the University of Granada, the Academia de España in Rome and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has several techniques in which make his paintings stand out from the ordinary and which makes him very unique. I find him interesting because his paintings are of old archival photographs that include silly, surreal, and absurd elements. He might add a bird’s beak to someone’s face, or enlarge or shrink their hands or feet to an abnormal size, add animal faces to human figures, shrink a figure in a painting and so on to what some times look like historic photographs. His surreal elements allow his paintings to oscillate between fiction and reality. What also makes him stand out is that most of his paintings are in black and white, some have a hint of color to them, and some paintings are in an overall monotone but they aren’t boring but instead this technique adds to the concealed expressions that are confusing in his paintings. They are overall mysterious and illogical but humorous.
Paco Pomet's exhibition "Montaigne's Nightmare" will be shown at Monya Rowe Gallery, September 10th - November 13th 2010. Monya Rowe Gallery is located at 504 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.