Vernissage de Jean-François Comte

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 18:00-22:00 CEST

Vernissage mercredi 5 Juillet de 18h à 22h

Si vous voulez fêter ou vous consoler du résultat de l'équipe de France, venez boire de 10 à 100 verres de l'amitié dans "l'atelier" de Jean-François COMTE reconstitué par nos soins à la galerie Garcia Laporte le mercredi 12 juillet 2006 (ou le 5 juillet).
Vous y croiserez peut être Zinédine Zidane !!!
Sachez qu'à partir du mardi 4 juillet à 11h la galerie est ouverte et l'installation visible.

DU 5 AU 31 JUILLET 2006

Cet artiste divise le corps de ses modèles en étoiles planètes et satellites qu'il installe en systèmes solaires, les faisant graviter autour de ceux qui les regardent.

Combining 3D motion effects with colors, light, and transparency, Jean-François Comte twinkling painter's eye goes for the homely sensuous things of life, depicting women in their best attributes...

Jean-François Comte's résumé

Jean-François Comte was born in Paris, spent most of his childhood in Morocco, with his father, a surgeon, and a sculptor, his mother, who excelled in female nudes. Quite soon, he becomes absorbed in the contemplation of treaties of anatomy and the fine arts color plates of the Larousse Encyclopedia. As a schoolboy, goes on an individual strike to be allowed to study ancient Greek.

Later, he joined the research department of the ex-state owned French TV. He is appointed creative supervisor in a major London advertising agency and lives there through part of the magnificent Sixties. He draws story-boards, directs commercials, and ... paints his first pictures. Back in Paris in 1968, he sets up a production company, ATVZ, and from there on, dedicates half of his time to painting. In September 1980, he buys a book of mathematics, dives into the theory of numbers, remains there for a few months in apnea.

His interest in Romanesque churches accounts for his purchasing a house in Burgundy. From there, he launches a TV series for F3 on Romanesque art and directs a documentary on tympanums and capitals in Autun and Vézelay. At this time, he encounters the five measures used by Romanesque architects and masons, along with the multiple applications of Phi, the golden proportion. Finds there an opportunity to stretch the field of his investigations as a painter. Indeed his acquaintance with Phi inspires and comforts most of his choices thereafter: fragmentation of the human figure in diptychs or triptychs, selection of rectangles, squares or double squares liable to fit together and suggest volume, use of diagonals, irrational numbers and even, sometimes, trigonometry.

In 1998, Jean-François Comte discloses his first triptychs at the Rabastens Festival, more of them in Paris (Foundation Taylor) in 2000, and in 2001, in Avignon. "I'm no seeker, I'm finder" and "One must paint a picture a day" said Picasso: JFC is far from reaching these goals but he's got a few years left to try !
Galerie Garcia Laporte (Click here to get informations about Galerie Garcia Laporte)
13, rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris
M° Miromesnil, Champs-Elysées - Clemenceau
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Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Time: 18:00-22:00 CEST
Duration: 4 hours
Category: Art & exhibition opening*
Keywords / Tags: Jean-François Comte
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