Qubo Gas are known for combining traditional techniques and digital technology to cultivate a singular creative mix. This happy blend of past, present and future to create something timeless is one of the affinities explaining this partnership with diptyque.
By closely observing these strange landscapes, collective works formed by transparent layers, graphic strata, pencil, pen, collage and watercolour, we let ourselves be swept away, appreciating their refinement, delicacy and depth.
Épice, warm and vibrant, is tinged with the red tones of flames. A distinctive softness, a voluptuous strength… An enchanting, inimitable cinnamon and the reassuring roundness of plum.
Résine, green in colour to encompass all that pine has to offer; its whole fragrance world is found impressed in the wax. Bark, resin, crushed needles… A generous, open and comforting naturalness.
Hiver, for the winter season, is in a tone of blue that highlights shades of white. A sensual evocation of cold, the biting North wind, and then a wood fire and roast chestnuts… Both sides, enveloped in a balsamy facet, irresistibly attract us to this world of contrasts that nourishes life.
Qubo Gas is a collective of three artists who have been working together since the year 2000. Their work focuses on drawing with the occasional aid of computers, in a kind of perpetual dialogue. Hand drawing and information technology intersect and respond to one another in their projects.
If the collective’s designs exalt a spontaneous, instinctive approach akin to the snapshot, their computer programmes raise the question of temporality through a project conception which evolves over time.
The work of Qubo Gas has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Galerie Anne Barrault in Paris and the Miró Foundation in Barcelona in 2007.