Jean Gorin

À propos de l'artiste

Shapes and colors echo one another in a multitude of relationships, suggesting both a layering of planes and a visual itinerary.
The multifarious interpenetration of surfaces remains clear, whichever point of view is adopted : vertical planes (or colored lines, depending on viewpoint), orchestrate space in rhythmic counterpoint to white surfaces.

Alongside his architectonic concerns, Jean Gorin produces many reliefs whose refined sobriety and compositional tension constitute some of the summits of his art.

Excerpt from a text by Denis Arino (catalogue L’Art du XXème siècle Grenoble)

Born in 1899 in St Emilien-de-Bain died in 1981 in Niort

Latest main exhibitions

  • 2008 Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes
  • 2009 Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Autriche
  • 2010 The Tate Modern, GB
  • 2010 Messmer Foundation, Riegel, Allemagne
  • 2010/2011 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Works in museum and public collections

  • M.A.M. de la ville de Paris
  • M.N.A.M. Centre G. Pompidou, Paris
  • Musée de Grenoble
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes


Composition n°128 1973/74

Composition n°128 1973/74

Vinyle sur bois
143 x 143 cm

Composition spatio-temporelle multivisuelle n°121 1975

Composition spatio-temporelle multivisuelle n°121 1975

Vinyle sur bois
100 x 100 x 15 cm

Relief composition n°116 1972

Relief composition n°116 1972

Vinyle sur bois
143 x 143 x 5 cm