(Română) JEAN LE GAC. AUTOPORTRAIT RÉEL ET IMAGINAIRE

Caroline Ziolko

admin 18 Jul 2014

Since the 70’, Jean Le Gac – one of the most recognised French painter, and born in 1936 – creates, in a polyphonic and imaginary autobiography, a fictional and key-role character – by copying the images of children’s books from the 30′, and making montage of photos-texts, and artifacts. Those works have been shown at Biennale of Venise, Documenta V. Kassel, Guggenheim MuseumNew York, Museum Art Oxford, Centre Georges Pompidou, FIAC, Paris… L’effraction douce an exhibition shown in Aix-en-Provence in 2009 – in which Jean Le Gac pays an original and iconoclastic homage to Pablo Picasso – reveals how that introspective and multifaceted narrative painting offers a critical portrait of the contemporary artist – seen as adventure heros –; the portrait of the Father – Picasso ; and the portrait of the Painting – that is evolving during the 20th century between media and hybridization of visual languages.

(Română) LE SILENCE DE LA PEINTURE, L’AUTRE LANGAGE DE IONESCO

Raluca Bălăiță

admin 18 Jul 2014

            Towards 1980’s Ionesco starts to distance himself from the theatre in search of another language which translates better the images born from his imagination or from his unconscious own mind. Fully aware of the danger of becoming the prisoner of his own clichés, Ionesco makes out of painting his favourite activity, essential for his interior and spiritual journey. Never really abandoning his writing, Ionesco finds in painting a new form of expressing himself, but one which transforms, little by little, in an equivalent system of expression and becomes only a temporary subterfuge against l’angoisse de l’être. Writing and painting have always been for Ionesco two ways to go behind reality, to access the pure world full of light of childhood.