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Jean Degottex, André Marfaing - Masters of abstraction

Until May 18th

11am-1pm, 2:30-7pm (except  sun., mon.), 

Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, 

14, rue de Seine, 6è, +33143265309.

Free entry.



"From the sign, I moved on to writing; from writing, to the line of writing; from the line of writing, to the line", said Jean Degottex in reference to his abstract paintings of 1962-1963.


Using the watercolour wash technique, the artist overlays thin layers of black, walnut stain or baked red paint to create a watered mohair surface that gives an impression of transparency. Then, with a sweeping gesture, he engraves lines that resemble in primitive writings, somewhere between invented ideograms and abstract graphs.


These magnificent paintings by Jean Degottex (1918 - 1988) converse wonderfully with a selection of paintings by André Marfaing (1925-1987), the reference for lyrical black-and-white compositions with cutting effects.


A beautiful dialogue.

n°3876, from April 27th to May 3rd 2024
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Jean Degottex, Gidayu III, 1961, huile sur papier fort monté sur toile, 120 x 80 cm ©Betrand Michau, ADAGP. Courtesy Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès-min (1).jpg

Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès - Masters of abstraction

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