September 17, 2008

Alain Jacquet and fragmentation

"... the point for Jacquet is not at all the geometrical or Euclidean phenomenon, that is to say the intersection of two lines, with the limited side it can involved, but is just the possibility of all fragments, from the basic element which itself is fragmented by nature, and I think that is rather capital. "
Pierre Restany, 31 March 1971 (excerpt from an interview recorded at the Galerie Bonnier).

The work of Alain Jacquet, who died in September, is focused on the concept of fragmentation, of point and reflects the plastic and aesthetic innovations of contemporary art (serigraphs, camouflage paintings as the famous reinterpretation of Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe de Manet) .

See the tribute to the artist written by his friend Catherine Millet.

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers:
  • JACQUET (Alain). Silver Marble. Genève, Galerie Bonnier, 1971, in-folio, in leaves, silvered paper cardboard. First edition of this portfolio including 4 original serigraphs by Alain Jacquet and publsihed for the execution of "the Siver Marble : the Geneva Project", a canvas of 144 square meters installed on the facade of a building in Geneva.