1990 PAINTINGS COMPLETED AT THE “LA BATELIÈRE” STUDIO

THE MYSTIQUE OF COLOURS

 
the mystique of colours replicates the invisible cosmic gamut

– as time goes by –

of an inventive geometry contributing to the volume
and to the rounded off meanders.

The chromatic abstraction
– beyond its variegated stained-glass gleam –
transcends the vibrancy, quiverings and glitterings
the figurative painting cannot reach
for its consistency, cadence and unity
that encompass a sensibly delineated domain within the realm of creation.

Like a springtime
blooming with an aerodynamic plastic afterwave
and like a pure embodiment
in the joy of the rythm and the breadth of this whirling shape.

Out of the moment’s bright miscellanies,
a limpid duration of the all-inclusive writing evolves
and out of the balance of the colours on the black backgrounds,
from the magic of its imaginary metamorphoses.

The structure that pervades the whole is the plastic subject
where the latticed arches of the dream are strewn like moving blades.
Thus, the complementary lodes of the colours slither amidst
the substance they dwell in and put into motion.

The painting is what the time is made of,
a magic bond with time.

Jean-Paul Jérôme, r.c.a.
August, 1990