Born in 1959 in Guingamp
He lives and works in Ivry sur Seine.
His work is exhibited at the Oniris gallery since 2016.
2018 : Portrait de famille, Galerie Oniris, Rennes
2015 : Un pas de côté, Galerie Fernand Léger, Ivry-sur-Seine
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat
FRAC PACA, Marseille
2013: Playing with colors, Sinsegae gallery, Busan, Seoul, Incheon and Gwangju
2012: Splinters and Variations, Chapel of the Visitation, Thonon-Les-Bains
2009 : S'y perdre, Galerie municipale, Vitry-sur-Seine
1996-2006: a selection of paintings, Zero gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
1998: National School of Decorative Arts, Aubusson
1996 : Art Center of Ivry-sur-Seine
1994: Regional School of Fine Arts of Quimper
1993: Galerie de l'Orange Bleue, Douchy-les-Mines
Regional School of Fine Arts of Rouen
1992: Museum of Fine Arts, Mulhouse
1983 : Attention fresh painting, Contemporary Art Gallery of Nice Museums
Didier Mencoboni's work is resolutely colourful and abstract. It is the result of a consideration of the occupation and overcoming of space. For him, painting is born from the frame, but tends to escape from it. It is not only about the painting, but about what is around it. His relationship to painting as a material may seem complex, as he sees it as a tool that is difficult to grasp.
I attempt to make paintings that respond to my perception of this medium and, more broadly in its place, its ability to be relevant today. I thus take several paths under the convent of colour that express the complexity and multiplicity of the world and of individuals. I would add that this bias [...] has had the consequence of being more attached to the sum of the paintings than to each unit.
Didier Mencoboni is looking for the best way to use paint, and this pursuit of the perfect work, a quest that seems lost in his eyes, is understandable when one is faced with his important painting production. In this sense, the series "...Etc..." deeply marks his work. Since the 1990's, these small format paintings have occupied him on a daily basis by period. To date, this series counts more than 2000 paintings, which are a way to get acquainted with painting and to tame it.
For the artist, painting small paintings in large quantities is a way of never ending, of producing a single piece itself composed of an infinite sequence that becomes an elusive object. Parallel to this series, Didier Mencoboni explores other materials, such as ink applied with an industrial tool, cut paper, or other supports such as fabric or Plexiglas. We find in his work a recurring basic form, the dot, which is a way of escaping the question of form in order to concentrate on technique and space.
The occupation of space, which is a central issue in Didier Mencoboni's work, can also be observed through three-dimensional volumes, as shown in his mobiles entitled Révolutions.
Oniris - 35 yearsSpecial anniversary exhibition 12 June - 28 August 2021 Gallery 38, Gallery 42Opened in 1986, the Oniris Gallery is pleased to invite you to celebrate its 35th anniversary with an exhibition event during the summer of 2021. Whether it is a celebration or a family event, it is above all an opportunity to bring together the artists, collectors and enthusiasts who have followed the Oniris gallery project in its successive evolutions for over three decades.
small sizes 2020-2021Group exhibition of the artists of the gallery 28 November 2020 - 16 January 2021 Gallery 38, Gallery 42Like every year-end, between December and January, the Oniris gallery gives pride of place to "small formats and works on paper", an opportunity to discover or rediscover a panorama of the artistic wealth of the Oniris gallery's team of artists.
High in Colorspost-lockdown group exhibition. 12 May - 20 June 2020Oniris Gallery reopened to the public on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after the initial spring 2020 containment.
On the occasion of this post-containment exhibition entitled "Hauts en couleurs" the selection was made of large format colorful works by the gallery's artists.
small sizes 2019-2020Group exhibition of the artists of the gallery 27 November 2019 - 18 January 2020 Gallery 38, Gallery 42Like every end of year, between December and January, the Oniris gallery gives pride of place to 'small formats and works on paper', an opportunity to discover or rediscover a...
Small Sizes 2018-2019Group exhibition of the artists of the gallery 14 December 2018 - 26 January 2019 Gallery 38, Gallery 42As every year end, between December and January, the Oniris gallery gives pride of place to 'small formats and works on paper', an opportunity to re/discover a panorama of the...
Didier MENCOBONIFamily Portrait 28 September - 3 November 2018 Gallery 38For his first solo exhibition at Oniris Gallery, Didier Mencoboni presents recent paintings, works on paper and sculpture in an exhibition entitled "Family Portrait".
The Artists of the gallerySelection of works - spring 2018 20 April - 16 June 2018 Gallery 38This spring hanging offers the opportunity to discover on our walls a selection of works by Oniris gallery artists that were unpublished or rarely exhibited in previous exhibitions at the...
Oniris 30 years oldAlberola - Cognée - Mencoboni 30 September - 3 December 2016 Gallery 38On the occasion of this exhibition event, the gallery gives carte blanche to the art critic Philippe Piguet to invite three major painters of the French scene to exhibit for...