Lines of force and energy centers,
flamboyant colors that seem to
move on different levels:
the light and its dramatic contrasts
give to the works of Jean Soyer
a presence of a very strong intensity.
This French painter born in 1937, invites us to visualize an inner world of great expressive richness.
The gesture is vital, the paste unctuous; the lively color is opposed to the black: the yellow, the red, the white, the blue, the mauve open the space, born as by magic of the pictorial act itself.
Here is a painting that breathes freedom, an art that masterfully translates the meeting of volumes and the momentum of movement. One thinks of action painting when looking at a black movement that develops on a red background, an impetuous whirlwind accentuated by a white trace.
But Jean Soyer’s signature also guarantees a balanced and imposing composition; his sense of volume probably makes him closer to Franz Kline than to Willem de Kooning.