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?

NewsFrom 10 June 2022 to 25 February 2023

Jean Dewasne or rational abstraction

Jean Dewasne or rational abstraction

Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

Born in Lille in 1921. Jean Dewasne is considered one of the masters of constructive abstraction. He followed very advanced classical and musical studies then enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he attended architecture workshops for two years before turning to painting. In 1950, he participated with Auguste Herbin in the creation of the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles.