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JEAN-MARC AMIGUES


Works  
Biography


Was born in 1965 in Toulouse. Lives and works in Haute Garonne.

The passion of Jean-Marc Amigues for the drawing and the painting dates back to his youth. It was for a long time a discreet but present hobby, to which he finally preferred a medical career. Nevertheless, his artist’s look on things and life remained. His drawings were faithful representations of selected models. The hyperrealism was the first movement that allowed him to discover, study and work.

But soon this relationship with reality raised doubts: What is a photograph? What is a painting? Is this just two ways to capture an image, a snapshot, a reality? Working with his own pictures, he adds, by various means, the effects of blur and motion. Photography and painting are for him complementary.

Hyperrealist painter at the beginning, Jean-Marc Amigues decides to distort and deconstruct the image. Its aim is not to show a faithful copy of what he sees but a multitude of things, of shapes and meanings. From the net portrait suggested, he encourages the viewer to interpret the gray areas, the blurs, to fill the empty spaces and thereby create its own representation, its reality.

The delicate and poetic painting of Jean-Marc Amigues, which is not without reminding us Gerhard Richter’s series Portraits and Families, therefore raises questions about the image and its perception. As if he wanted to remind us that the origin of things, the world of painting, can only survive in a hidden state.

Exhibitions and Fairs:

2018
AAF Battersea - Aperture Contemporary

2017
AAF Hamburg - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Amsterdam - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Stockholm - Aperture Contemporary
AAF NYC - Aperture Contemporary
Black & white -  Galerie Artima - Paris
Galerie Alain Daudet - Toulouse
Le rêve de Claire - exposition personnelle - Galerie Artima - Paris
AAF London - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels - Aperture Contemporary

2016
Collection particulière -  Galerie Artima - Paris
Galerie Alain Daudet -  Toulouse
Aperture Contemporary - exposition collective - Saint Ouen
AAF London - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels - Aperture Contemporary

2015
Ne te retourne pas - exposition personnelle - Galerie Artima - Paris
Galerie Alain Daudet - Toulouse
AAF Amsterdam - Aperture Contemporary
Les Puces en Lumière - Aperture Contemporary - Saint Ouen
AAF NYC - Aperture Contemporary
AAF London - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels - Aperture Contemporary
AAF NYC - Aperture Contemporary

2014
Avant-première - exposition collective - Galerie Alain Daudet - Toulouse
AAF Singapore - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Amsterdam - Aperture Contemporary
AAF NYC - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Hong Kong - Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels - Aperture Contemporary

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