Jean Dubuffet, ‘Argument et contexte (Argument and Context)’, 1977, Fondation Beyeler

About Jean Dubuffet

In his seminal modernist paintings, Jean Dubuffet delved deep into questions of ground and materiality. Such themes were highly charged during the post–WWII period in which he worked, shortly after the destruction of many European cities as well as the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the war. The surfaces of his canvases are thick and clotted; their aesthetic is muddy and scatological. Dubuffet coined the term “Art Brut” to describe the kind of work that he collected and aspired toward: the untrained, outsider art of alienated groups, including children and the mentally ill. His own paintings are purposefully “deskilled,” often possessing the spontaneity and crude aesthetic of finger paintings.

French, 1901-1985, Le Havre, France, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Louise Nevelson and Jean Dubuffet, Pace Prints, New York
2017
Louise Nevelson and Jean Dubuffet, Pace Prints, New York
2017
Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Louise Nevelson and Jean Dubuffet, Pace Prints, New York
2017
Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Modern & Contemporary Masters: New Acquisitions, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton
2017
Louise Nevelson and Jean Dubuffet, Pace Prints, New York
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Summer Exhibition, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
"Un Art Autre" : l'Aventure de Michel Tapié., Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg
2016
Post War Art, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2015
New realities in the 20th and 21st Century, Opera Gallery, Central Hong Kong
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