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dominique théate - © eulalie toussaint, christian berst — art brut
Date 1968 —
Country Belgium

In his eighteens, while he got ready to start studying fine arts, a coma after a serious motorcycle accident changed the promising life of this young artist. The impossibility of recovery condemned Dominique Théte to fantasize about his life. This is why almost all his drawings are followed by a “Shema (sic) representing me…” where he stages different aspects of his fantasy life, whereas in the afternoon suit he would wear during his marriage, in a comedian loved by his audience, in a star singer, or in the reproduction of the numerous cars he dreams of. As Anne-Françoise Rouche implied: “Because he was stolen from his construction of common person, he is going to draw and to write that of a perfect golden boy”.

Dominique Théate is engaged in his drawings with a form of incantation which would only be terribly moving if it was not endowed with this rare faculty that certain works have to stretch out to us the mirror of our own hopes. His drawings are the object of numerous exhibitions for a few years from now.

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wanted loving - © christian berst — art brut
wanted loving, 2011
24.8 x 14.17 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
15.75 x 11.81 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2013
16.54 x 11.42 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
11.42 x 12.2 in
self portrait - © christian berst — art brut
self portrait, 2009
14.96 x 20.47 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2011
11.42 x 16.54 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2011
19.69 x 27.56 in
Dominique et Barbe Bleue - © christian berst — art brut
Dominique et Barbe Bleue, 2009
25.59 x 19.69 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2015
24.8 x 34.65 in
Dominique Théate in the mood for love
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *Dominique Théate : in the mood for love*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2017. - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Barnabé Mons
Foreword : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Dominique Théate : in the mood for love, from April 27th to June 3rd, 2017.

middlegate / middlegate
Geel, Belgium. From September 17 to December 17, 2023.
collection Bruno Decharme, Botanique, CENTRALE for contemporary art, Art et marges musée & Tiny Gallery. From November 24, 2022 to March 19, 2023.
the new genius,
curator : Pierre Muylle, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgique . From October 16, 2021 to January 9, 2022.
Art Brut in the Giacosa-Ferraiuolo collection, Rome. From September 25, 2021 to January 30, 2022.
Yes or notes
curated by Charlélie Couture, the bridge by christian berst. From April 9 to June 13, 2021.
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Photo Brut
Coll. Bruno Decharme & cie, American Folk Art Museum, New York. From January 24 to June 6, 2021.
À deux
by Gustavo Giacosa, galerie Zola, Aix-en-Provence. From January 17 to March 7, 2020.
MIMA museum, Belgique. From September 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020.
Photo Brut
coll. Bruno Decharme & cie, Rencontre d'Arles. From July 1 to September 22, 2019.
Ave luïa
a raw look at religious art, Musée des arts anciens du namurois, Namur. From June 7 to September 8, 2019.
Histories of violence
a dialogue between the works of the treger saint silvestre collection, Núcleo de arte da oliva, Portugal. From April 14, 2018 to February 28, 2019.
drawing now 2018
Carreau du Temple. From March 22 to 25, 2018.
dominique théate
in the mood for love, at the gallery. From April 27 to June 3, 2017.
Knock outsider komiks
starring dominique théate, Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême, France. From January 26 to 29, 2017.
Textual Poetry of Art Brut, Entrepot Gallery, Monaco. From July 12 to September 29, 2016.
The Museum Of Everything
Kunsthal, Rotterdam. From March 5 to May 22, 2016.
triennial of arts from the margins, Orangerie du château de Seneffe. From February 4 to March 6, 2016.
Wrestling match in Vielsalm
agnès b, Paris. From October 29 to November 8, 2014.
magiske streger
Gaia Museum of Outsider Art, Randers. From June 13 to 15, 2013.
Propagandic ardennic
collaboration with Thomas Mailaender, la "S" Grand Atelier, Vielsalm. From May 24 to July 13, 2013.
secret army
la friche de la belle de mai, Marseille. From April 13 to May 11, 2013.
The soreigner
the other, the one in us, Centre Culturel de la Vallée de la Néthen, Belgique. From November 12 to 27, 2012.
Wrestling match in Vielsalm
Centre Culturel Tchèque, Prague. From September 20 to 30, 2012.
Centre d'art contemporain de Lacoux, France. From June 30 to September 1, 2012.
art brut / bande dessinée, Galerie Rizomi, Turino. From April 5 to May 5, 2012.
Wrestling match in Vielsalm
Forum théâtre de Meyrin, Genève . From December 1 to 24, 2011.
Grand slam champion
wrestling by Theate, la "S" Grand Atelier, Vielsalm. From November 1 to 27, 2011.
À propos d’écritures
Centre d’art contemporain du Luxembourg Belge. From February 28 to April 2, 2010.
Wrestling match in Vielsalm
Angoulême International Comics Festival, Angoulême, France. From January 28 to 31, 2010.
Kitsch Catch
by Barnabé Mons, Miam, Sète. From April 23 to May 17, 2009.
Les transports de l’art brut, at the gallery. From June 6 to July 19, 2008.
exhibirion view of *historias de violencia*, curator: gustavo giacosa, oliva creative factory, sao jao da madeira, 2018. - © oliva creative factory, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *dominique théate : in the mood for love*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2017. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *dominique théate : in the mood for love*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2017. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
is there such a thing as outsider photography?
Claire Margat, Artpress. May 22, 2020.
dominique théate, un artiste brut dont la jeunesse s’est fracassée dans un accident de moto, cosigne une BD avec dominique goblet
Tewfik Hakem, France Culture. May 31, 2019.
bouge la ligne !
Philippe Godin, La Diagonale De L’art. May 9, 2018.
à l’avant garde : dominique théate
Dauphine De Cambre, The Artchemists. May 31, 2017.
dominique théate : in the mood for love
Anne Kerner, Paris Capitale. May 12, 2017.
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dominique théate, in the mood for love
Claire Margat, Art May 11, 2017.
It is not because you are, I love you because I do, par Dominique Théate, artiste singulier
Fabien Ribery, Le Blog De Fabien Ribery. May 9, 2017.
angoulême 2017 : l’expo knock outsider komics
Benjamin Roure, Bodoï. January 28, 2017.
Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou)
Antoine Frérot collection
abcd / Bruno Decharme collection
Piet Meyer collection
Trinkhall museum
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art)&(marges collection
Dominique Theate in the mood for love
Language French
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