Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Henri Chartier Exhibits Jean-Michel Comte, 10/31/2020

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Jean-Michel Comte was born in 1975 in Nice, where he lived until
the age of 21. The Provençal light of the countryside around Nice
has been a constant inspiration for him, as has the violence heexperienced as a teenager. He began studying visual arts in 1994 at the Villa Thiole in Nice, then at the Toulon Beaux-Arts from 1996 to 2000. There followed a three-year course atHEAD - Genève, in Peter Roesch’s atelier, then several exhibitions inSwitzerland, where he settled permanently in the 2000s. Since then, his artistic output has developed in parallel with work in high-end prêt-à-porter. 
Jean-Michel Comte’s work is gestural and instinctive, and is rooted in turbulent inner experiences, emotions and traumatic memories which he transcends and transforms into hidden writings, pulsing outlines and spattered figures. He works standing up, drawing a whole pen and ink series simultaneously, directly on the floor. By moving from one sheet to another, he captures the immediacy ofa gesture. «I get into a creative ballet,» he writes, «an instantaneous choreography that is never the same. I cover the sheets, I saturate them, I scratch them, I retouch and rework things all the time. I am expressive and repressive. I uncover things and I cover things up.»
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— Céline Muzelle, juin 2020

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