Ronald Dagonnier:

Pictures Hunger

Ronald Dagonnier (B, 1967), photographer and video maker, is a "picture maker" traveller. His video installations, his pictures creations and his anamorphosis question the show of the world.

As a painter, his palette shapes the cliché, New York, Jérusalem, Cuba, Ghana... He hedges off. His pictures disclose our culture and our ways of perceiving. From an animated or still picture, he always faces the human being with his position in the world. 

“The purpose of Ronald is to flatten both the time and the space of the filmed sequence: among the different shots of the images he chooses from the monitor those that contain the most important elements of the scene and he recomposes them on another screen. The result is a photo without the constraints of framing, a larger image than the one that our eyes can grasp and more complete than the one captured by wide angle lenses. Applyed to street or interior scenes, this method reaches the cubist ideal: make visible in 2 dimensions the essence itself of a given subject, both in time and in space.” Pierre-Yves Desaive. (La Meuse, February 1999)

Tentative d'autoportrait (movie)


Selected exhibitions:

2005 -Galerie Flux, Liège, (B) Play it again, Marcel ! septembre.-ART PARIS 2005 "Carrousel du Louvre" GALERIE PASCAL VANHOECKE, Paris (F), octobre.
-DIVA Digital and Video Art Fair, Embassy Suites Hotel, New York (USA).
-St'art 2005, Strasbourg (F).

 2004-ART PARIS 2004 "Carrousel du Louvre" GALERIE PASCAL VANHOECKE, Paris (France), octobre.
-"A.A.P. La collection" Gallerie Nadia Vilenne, Liège (Belgium).
-"ART VIDEO - ART INTERACTIF" Villa des Arts, Casablanca (Marocco).
-"Chassez le naturel" Monos Art Gallery, Liège (Belgium).
-"La disparition", Espace Vuphoto Québec (Canada).

 2003-"Festival du film d'artiste", Musée d’Art Moderne de Liège (Belgium).
-"Hommage", St Luc Liège (Belgium).
-"Le paysage vu de profil", Musée d’Art Moderne de Liège (Belgium).
-"Zanakine / La disparition", Centrum Szutuku Wspotczenej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa, (Poland).

2002-Musée d’Art Moderne de Liège (Belgium) 3ème Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des arts visuels.
-Espace Les Brasseurs, Liège (Belgium).

2001-Galerie Millais, Southampton (UK), “Carnets de routes“.
-Tourine la grosse (Belgium), “Le vent“.
-Art Concept , Paris, (France) “Lotissement de cimaise“ de Jacques Lizène.
-Tour & Taxi, Bruxelles (Belgium) “Ici et maintenant“.
-Université du travail Charleroi (B), “Artistes du Luxembourg belge“.

2000 -Centre d’Art Contemporain du Luxembourg Belge, Florenville, (Belgium). Botanique Bruxelles (Belgium), “ Filmer à tout prix» with Johan Vanderkeuke .

1999 -Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes, (France), "La faim de l’image".
-"Tu ne feras pas d’idole ?" Espace Les Brasseurs, Liège, (Belgium).

1996 -Galerie Cyberdrag, Valencia (Spain), Présentation de l’installation vidéo "Athènes-Valencia-Istanbul".


Thank you very much to the artist and Pascal Vanhoecke for the permission to use the images and the texts


Ronald Dugonnier is represented by Galerie Parisud





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