Jean-Pierre Gonthier, leads his pictorial approach with the obvious concern, if not the metaphysical anxiety to identify himself through the multiple currents that fertilize contemporary expression.
Complex attitude, but fruitful work of questioning and questioning. At first, tempted by a plastic eurythmy abandoned in silence “still life” -form equivocal intimism. the red thread, a chair laid there, derisory or a door that opens to a dormant lounge. It evolves towards more synthetic compositions.
Visibly tempted by materialist abstraction and by composite combinations in which fragments of images can arise, but also letters of figures or graffiti with the brief notations written on the brush by the order of line and color.
Since then, it is above all the ambiguity of the meaning of painting. Given the authority of the real, how to represent the meeting of the outside with the unknown of the figurative. The work does not give in to the pleasure of pleasing nor the impatience to be recognized. It appropriates the sense of movement through the urban landscape, the detail of the concrete through the individual and, like the a reflection of the tightrope walker who passes without dwelling on it, but in so doing imitates on his canvas resonances likely to capture the eye.