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The visible artist Paul Mignard, an alchemist at work

The artwork world has its metropolis strollers and its subject walkers. Paul Mignard, who’s exhibiting from November eight on the Jérôme Poggi gallery, is from the household of solitary walkers. The 32-year-old hiker has crisscrossed the Scottish valleys and the Breton coast, trudged on the Obiou and the Bonnet de Calvin, in Isère, and strolled within the Vercors. An train in asceticism and commentary which offers the French painter with the repertoire of sinuous or jagged shapes that cross his seductive work.

No want, nevertheless, to search for a direct resemblance between the landscapes he traverses and its magmas vibrating with gold, manganese, vermilion and enigmas. The works of the artist, winner in 2018 of the Révélations Emerige Grant, elude any description. Half-erased, tune titles or names of beloved personalities barely present extra tags. Every portray is sort of a rebus punctuated by mountains, crosses, half-moons and geometric components impressed by the iconography of the occult.

Ardour for esotericism

Like so many plastic artists of his era, Paul Mignard was certainly enthusiastic about esotericism. Neither diviner nor demiurge, chemist for certain, he likes to ask hidden spells on his internet. Along with his brushes as a magic stick, he has established himself in a number of years as a superb colorist.

Paul Mignard certainly is aware of every thing in regards to the psychic and bodily results related to coloration. He digested every thing, Chevreul’s principle like Newton’s well-known document, Kandinsky’s musicality and Larionov’s rayonism. With out forgetting the retinal persistence of Matisse, whose phantom is all the time current. He particularly discovered the lesson of Hermès Trismegistus, this character of Greek Antiquity to whom the alchemists declare.

The visible artist Paul Mignard, an alchemist at work

By delving into the secrets and techniques of The Emerald Desk, the Beaux-Arts de Lyon graduate gave up industrial tubes to arrange his personal mixtures, exact and valuable alloys of pigments and gold or copper oxides. Coloured vapors, sedimentation of glacis, chromatic landslide and vertiginous gradations… It abounds in all instructions.

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Paul Mignard combines so many strategies that one doesn’t know the place to look. The thirty-something assures him, nevertheless, there may be « At all times a common projection of his work ». However he provides: “The unique concept is there to be overtaken. «  As a result of portray is a journey, for its creator as for the one who appears. A journey that’s something however restful, however fascinating for many who search to unravel its secrets and techniques.

Paul Mignard, from November 6 to December 23, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris 4e.

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