“Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.”
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
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Jean-Guy Meister

Jean-Guy Meister


Born in Quebec, Canada (1956)

“I paint universal figures, industrial landscapes, indefinite terrains, damaged cars, demolished houses, monkeys either in solitude or as silhouettes against an ornamental background, forms in a “pochoir” process, visual elements juxtaposed against medium or large formats painted in acrylic on canvas as well as medium or small works on metal, paper, and wood.

My work starts as a random process: collage, dripping, pasted, material either added or incised. Then I begins the addition of representative figures by treating the surface – sanding and scraping – to retain the material presence in my painting. My work is about addition as well as subtraction. To begin with, the idea that is the sub-text of my painting is not necessarily logical or complex in order to serve as a concrete starting point.

My painting is made from lucid intentions as well as impulses felt and experienced. I use iconography but also a whole world confused by aspirations et tendencies that beg to be made into an image. My works are composed of infinitely diverse elements that come together to create a unified image.”

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