Incitations divergentes (Divergent Incitements)

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

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2015
Tempo, Opera Gallery, Monaco

Solo Shows on Artsy

2012
Art Platform Los Angeles, IKON Ltd. Contemporary Art, Santa Monica

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Summer Exhibition, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2016
"Un Art Autre" : l'Aventure de Michel Tapié., Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg
2016
2016
Post War Art, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2015
Tempo, Opera Gallery, Monaco
2015
Important Works on Paper, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2015
New realities in the 20th and 21st Century, Opera Gallery, Central Hong Kong
2014
Metro Show New York, David Richard Gallery
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