Current exhibitionFrom 21 May to 9 July

Jean-François Dubreuil

Jean-François Dubreuil

Lures and pleasures of a conceptual painter

Jean-François Dubreuil’s paintings are striking. Bold colours, juxtaposed rectangles, backgrounds saturated with solid colours or well-endowed with whites broken by grey or yellow, where parallelepipeds take over, surrounded by these same colours which, elsewhere, filled the whole background, sometimes crossed by diagonals. The effect thus produced immediately places this painting on the side of a geometric abstraction that was thought to be in the past, were it not for a few resistance fighters engaged in the beyond, or the below, we do not know, of history. However, on closer inspection, or over a longer period of time, there is something wrong with this foregone conclusion, but what?