Born in 1972 in Paris.
The question of time lies at the heart of Dove Allouche’s work, whether in terms of his sources of inspiration—clearly influenced by literature and film—or in the very production of his pieces, which can take up to several years to complete. Through a meticulous process involving a photo or drawing, he retranscribes instants, places that are stamped by history or a powerful symbolism. From the burned forests in Portugal that the artist photographed and faithfully reproduced in graphite, to the tenvolume inventory of the Sarcelles library’s withdraw slips for books of poetry, which the artist digitalized, Allouche invests a significant amount of time to depict a subject or a vanished instant. A temporal distortion thus springs up between the event and its formal realization. This work of the memory produces a shift, a distancing with respect to reality.