From a conversation with a friend (translated into English below), Aug. 5, 2013:
JCS: "Jean-Jacques, j'apprécie beaucoup votre manière dont vous traitez les portraits."
JJP: "Je cherche la rupture..."
JCS: "Bref nous cherchons tous quelque chose ... D'ailleurs existe-t'il un intérêt à le trouver?"
JJP: "On est toujours en train de douter, et tout à coup la magie se reproduit..."
JCS: "Jean-Jacques, I very much appreciate the way you treat the portraits."
JJP: "I always seeking the break..."
JCS: "We all are looking for something... In fact, is there any interest in finding it?"
JJP: "We always raise doubts and suddently, the magic recurs..."
Portrait painting (neoexpressionist and contemporary art influences)
Philosophy: I am always in search of contemporary and visual forms of expressions of the human being and the soul, maintaining the unmistakable and exceptional beauty inside. Fractures and scars, traces of hardship, sadness, hopelessness, as well as wisdom and strength, are traces of life that make a person unique and distinctive.
This work belongs to 'Autopsy of the appearances' which is, in terms of the number of artworks, the most important cycle. The work began in 2012 and in each 'autopsy', I try to make aware the versatility and fragility of human existence. I ask the following questions:
1. How does the human being deal with existential issues?
2. Where does his constant search for the absolute lead him?
3. How does he face the shattering of his concepts by destruction, collapse and failure?
This offers an almost unlimited variety of presentation possibilities for which I always try to find the right title that should speak for itself.
acrylics and ink on paper, mounted on canvas