April 21 – 26, 2015
Jean Arcelin is an artist with dual nationality, Swiss and French, native of Vaud, currently living and working in Paris. His pictorial compositions are simply the results of his imagination without any cinematographic aids, using principally the oil canvas technique called “alla prima”, keen to the original “impressionist painters”, which cancels the initial undercoated and glazed steps.
According to the artist, the reality is only the activation of a fancy realm where perspective and mirrors effects, fleeting and vanishing lines, deep and uncertain space and audacious panoramic framings are combined all together. His painting style is dazzling, immediate, quite audacious, challenging a bit the limits of chromatic harmony in order to highlight its otherworldly appearance. Whatever baroque interiors, seas, mountains and urban landscapes, Jean Arcelin is always reinterpreting in a symbiotic way the visual illusion which stays as the everlasting paradox of the painting!