Tolosa, 1965

Jean-Marc Amigues was born in 1965 in Toulouse (France). His passion for drawing and painting dates back to his youngest age. Art remains a discreet passion, yet very present, to which he prefers studies in Medicine, specialty rheumatology. At the beginning of his artistic carrier his drawings were faithful representations, identical to the real models. But soon, this relation to reality will give rise to doubts in his work and he will draw his new style, a new project, to make reality abstract, to "get to something abstract from something real”. As if to counteract his entire Hyperrealist period, Amigues decides to blur, distort, destructure the image he takes as a model. The artist's ambition is no longer to show a faithful copy of what he sees and draws, but a multitude of things, images, shapes and meanings. What the artist expects is for the viewer's imagination to come and fill this "void", to recreate "his" image, "his" reality. As if the artist wanted to remind us that the origin of things, of the world, of painting, can only subsist in a hidden state. He constructs his visions in brush tip with a surgical verisimilitude, then he immerses them in a fog of glazes that confuses the contours and creates a noir atmosphere, while overturning the perspective to open the painting into large areas of emptiness, a wink at the abstract. Besides his profession as a doctor, Jean-Marc Amigues has taken part in various exhibitions in France and has exhibited in many art fairs in Europe and all over the world. He lives and works in Toulouse, France.

Have a look at AMERICAN Illusions | Jean-Marc Amigues Focus di Alessandra Redaelli