Art: Canadian artist Dominique Pétrin creates some seriously trippy interiors

Date
5 February 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

If some people’s minds would manifest themselves as perfectly placid Zen-like spaces (think an up-market provincial spa) I think mine is better represented by Dominique Pétrin. The Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist is interested in “producing altered states of conscience and perception, be it through cognitive or visual illusions, or, for her performances, (through) the use of hypnosis.” The amazing spaces she creates are full of jarring colours, optical illusions and anthropomorphic turds which combine to incredible effect. Even looking at them online you start to feel like you might be hallucinating – is that burger really talking to me? – so I can only imagine how trippy it must be to spend some time there.

Dominique has a serious artistic pedigree and used to play with the band Les Georges Leningrad, which suggests there’s more than one (brightly-coloured) string to her creative bow.

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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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