On the occasion of the 2023 edition of Independent 20th Century, Almine Rech will present works by Jean Miotte.
Since the very beginning, he favored gestures and action to transpose an emotion testifying of his complex relationship with sensitive reality, a philosophical and spiritual experience in service of the symbolism of the image. His discourse is born out of a semantics where he regards the sign as the "I" who paints: I am painting he declares. This vocation of the void was manifested especially from 1962 on, following regular stays in New York where he bonds with Rothko and Motherwell.Between violence and refinement, density and transparency, fervor and revolt, Jean Miotte's painting achieves the quivering balance of life.
— Lydia Harambourg, Historian Art Critic and Corresponding Member of the Institut de France, Academy of Fine Arts
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