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Jerome  Boutterin   


After a monochrome series painting, recents works of Jérôme Boutterin seems to revisit the question of gesture in abstract painting. The new series presented in Gallery artbn opposit two different gestures. The first is concentrated and retained which makes a complex surface where we can see all the colors mixed. The second is trace diluted and light which is extracted from this surface and often draw a primitive geometry. It contrasts with the shape informal of the first gesture.


" I want to insist on this event of beginning, an introduction, there is nor a first, second or third chapter to follow. No development to reflect upon. To stay in the moment where things just begin. No preoccupation of what could come next…A collection of paint blemishes, that look like left overs on an artists palette. A place where the colours start to mix and become one, and we think to ourselves. This is great, I can stop here, I can reflect upon this small fragment of a surface. It’s enough. 


But, it’s still not quite enough, it’s still not quite there yet. To use this accumulation of multicoloured marks, to use this concentrated state of painterly matter, as if it was a reservoir. To allow its body of paint two or three escape routes. Lightweight, airy these escape routes are alternative beginnings. Something could take place, but this time from a different starting point. The first attempts of a line, the start of a drawing. 


Now is possible to escape from this concentrated state of surface using the least material. For this sanctuary of paint it expands to be self-sufficient that utilize its own matter, and become thinner and thinner as the line advances until it dissolves.  hat comes away or maybe what returns is within the lines, always the lines. Straight, curved, determined or hesitant. It’s the start of a drawing.  owever, this is only a beginning.


This smear. It isn’t really a smear. It is a condensed state of paint that is a deep well of possibilities.  t is the origin of the drawing. The lines are extracted from its body. To invert the process: the drawing after the painting. "



-- Note of Artist 2015

Translation, Galina Munroe.



2015    Changer d'air-Jérôme Boutterin, Gallery artbn, Seoul Korea
             « Peintures », Christophe Pillet invit Jérôme Boutterin.
2014    Jérôme Boutterin, galerie Uhn,Kônigstein, Germany.
2012    Peintures, Galerie Djeziri-Bonn-Linard editions.
             Brûler sa maison, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan.
             Collection printemps-été, Eric Linard galerie,La Garde Adhemar.
2011    Depuis quand les choses sont-elles négociables? Ecole d'art et de design de Valence.
             Si j'avais un inconscient, je le saurais. Hôtel Elysées Mermoz.
2009    Trop d'effets, with Michel Guillet, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts  d'Angers.
             Aus der la Main, Galerie Andrieu, Berlin.
2008    Visions, Le 19 CAC de Montbéliard, Musée Baron Martin, Gray.
             Cooul, Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Nanterre.
2007    après / avant, curated by Rose Burlingham Contemporary Watercolor,  New York, USA
             Fondation Colas, Paris.
2006    New Work, Rose Burlingham Contemporary Watercolor, New-York, USA
2005    Paintings and works on paper, Bruno Marina Gallery, New-York, USA.
2004    Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris
2002    Malerei, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique.
2001    un peu de temps pur, with Marian Breedveld, Trafic, Frac de Haute-Normandie,  Sotteville-les-Rouen.
             Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac.
             Galerie municipale, Vitry-sur-Seine.
             Ecole municipale d’arts plastiques, Châtellerault.
2000    l’H du Siège, Valenciennes.
            Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris.
1999    Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris.
1994    les absences du modeleur, Galerie de l'Ecole. Villa Arson, Nice. Galerie Romagny, Paris.
             entre chien et loup, Galerie des Cyprés. Villa Arson, Nice.  


2015   « Painting container », Gyeonggi Creation Center, Koréa.
            « Couleurs abstraites », FRAC Haute Normandie, Abbaye de Granville.
            « Cherchez le garçon » , MACVAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne.
            « the office o gravitational document / fax », galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris.
2014   Tome 2, Centre d’art CJ Art Studio, Gheongju, Artside gallery, UM gallery, Séoul.
            Tome 2, galerie Brun-Léglise, Paris.
2013   De leur temps (4), Regards croisés sur la jeune création,
            le hangar à bananes, Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes / ADIAF.

            and more has been participated in numerous group shows from 1994-2012.


Allocation de recherche et de séjour en France ou à l’étranger, CNAP. (2006)
Aide individuelle à la création. DRAC Ile de France. (1999 et 2003)
Villa Arson, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Nice. (1993 et 1994)



FRAC, Fonds Régional d’Art contemporain Ile-de-France, Paris.
FRAC, Fonds Régional d’Art contemporain Haute-Normandie, Rouen.
FMAC, Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris.
FNAC, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France.
Collection d’art contemporain de la Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine.
Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Allemagne.
CFCE, Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur, Paris.
Artothèques : Angers, Nantes [LE RING], Angoulême [ACAPA].
Collection du Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Morbihan.


France, Allemagne, Italie, Etats-Unis, Asie.

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