Exhibition from November 26th to January 17th 2012
Since a decade, this pioneer of group
experiences felt the need to return to a more personal manner by constraining
himself to a studio work, i.e. paradoxically within and out of the walls. Street
requires a quickness of progress which forbids any right to error but lets
imagination dilate in a more free liberty of the frame. Studio grants a freedom
and the ease to make but keeps in confinement, incites to gain in profoundness
what one looses in surface.
For this perpetual innovator, why, then, not take advantage of this experience in also catching the image and the sound, commodities of the modernity? Yet, in his videos such as Jelly Fish, lighting effects modulated ectoplasmic shapes at the music’s dictation or, such as Images animées, the monotonous motion of the metro mixed the colours of the trains and of the underground stations at the tempo of a deafening noise of engine and rails.
In this exhibition, Jean Faucheur goes
further: he uses the kinetic genius of the audiovisual as a tool of the very
making of the work.
Thus goes the artist’s motion which, without cease, does pioneer work, superposes, changes the perspective, without himself too much knowing what he is to discover. It suggests that our look deceives us on what it guesses it sees. Thus is ad infinitum renewed the bearing of an approach which pulls some more secret from its subject matter as that the artist lays his colour. Jean Faucheur ends up by overcoming the sometimes reducing realism of photography in order to let his bomb conquer our imagination. He forces us to search in his canvas to go beyond what it shows or let feel. Of Auguste Renoir, he has kept the static evocation power of the foreground, of his son Jean, the cineaste; he has remembered the tremendous dynamic of the depth of field of which he offers an impressionist version.
ADDICT Galerie offers for the first time a significant declension of Jean Faucheur’s pictorial work which reveals his talent in breach and thus enhances his innovator’s place.