Déprogrammations
Exhibition view
Déprogrammations
Exhibition view
Déprogrammations
Exhibition view
Déprogrammations
Exhibition view
Dessin de déprogrammation 1992 N°23, 1992
Jean-Olivier HUCLEUX
Dessin de déprogrammation 1992 N°23, 1992
Ink on paper
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Ciseaux, 15 février 1967
Jean DUBUFFET
Ciseaux, 15 février 1967
Marker sur papier
Unique artwork
Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger
Site avec 4 personnages E426, 1981
Jean DUBUFFET
Site avec 4 personnages E426, 1981
Acrylique sur papier entoilé
Unique artwork
Courtesy Jeanne Bucher Jaeger
Dessin de déprogrammation 1996 N°322, 1996
Jean-Olivier HUCLEUX
Dessin de déprogrammation 1996 N°322, 1996
Ink on paper
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Dessin de déprogrammation 1983 N°16B, 1983
Jean-Olivier HUCLEUX
Dessin de déprogrammation 1983 N°16B, 1983
Ink on paper
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Dessin de déprogrammation 2005 N°25, 2005
Jean-Olivier HUCLEUX
Dessin de déprogrammation 2005 N°25, 2005
Ink on paper
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Dessin de déprogrammation N°245 de 1999, 1999
Jean-Olivier HUCLEUX
Dessin de déprogrammation N°245 de 1999, 1999
Ink on paper
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Suite du dessin de déprogrammation A18-1996, mars 2012
Jean-Olivier HUCLEUX
Suite du dessin de déprogrammation A18-1996, mars 2012
Mixed media on Arches paper
Unique artwork
Signé et daté

Déprogrammations

01.02.2018 - 24.02.2018

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« It is not impossible to imagine for the interpretation of the world other decipherments, other schedules than those to which we had done so far full trust. » Jean Dubuffet

« What’ you’re submitting to me as a truth and that I more modestly consider as visions appears to me. I couldn’t have thought of it through the voices of reason only. » Jean-Olivier Hucleux

Gathering the works of both Jean Dubuffet and Jean-olivier Hucleux could be seen as surprising at first to those who aren’t familiar with certain aspects of the work of both of these artists. Because beyond the works of the 1940’s and 50’s of one and the hyper-realist portraits of the other, both of these artists felt, towards the end of their life, the desire to explore new spaces, notably a mental space. Thus, it is unsettling to compare the entanglements of Dubuffet’s « cabinet logologique », « Hourloupe » or « Non-lieux » series with Hucleux’s « Déprogrammations » drawings he started working on towards the end of the 1980’s.

Deprogramming ! Such is the keyword that unites both of these artists’ approach. For Dubuffet, it is mainly a matter of cultural deprogramming. Cute loose from the schemes of this « asphyxiating culture » in order to better explore new territories. For Hucleux, the practice of the « Déprogrammations » drawings is parallel to the hyper-realist portraits, as both are done at the same time. They can be seen as a sort of mental rejuvenation. An initiatory approach in a way where, to better walk on the « path », one needs to dispossess oneself from everything one knows : dispossess oneself of one’s own legacy in order to find amidst an informal but deeply organized magma « something that resembles a vision » (cf. Hucleux).
For both of them, it comes through the lack of a subject. « There are, in all of my paintings, two adverse winds that blow, one pushing me to stress the intervention traces, the other, on the contrary, encouraging me to erase any human presence… and drench my thirst at the source of absence » Dubuffet said.

To conclude, I would use on of Hucleux’s quotes — whose similitude with that of Dubuffet used as introduction is unsettling —  « In truth, it is a matter of reaching a perfect silence, inhabited by schemes, symboles, arrangements… »

Deprogramming, in order to reach, beyond reasoning, a form of oblivion, of non-knowledge.

Christophe Gaillard

This exhibition was made possible with the kind collaboration of galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger.

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