Deuxième composition (détail)
Compositions (mixed technique, 2020)
Hommage à Bernard Frize 3
Hommages (2020)
Impression 14
Impressions (2019)
Figure 35
Figures (2018)
Élégie 3
Élégies (2017)
Fragment · Organe 22
Fragments · organes (2016)
Cryptique 5
Cryptiques (2016)
No man's land 5
No man's lands (2015)
Elégies 23, 24 et 25
Elegies 23, 24 and 25 (triptyque), acrylic, elastomer and varnish on linen canvas, 200x130 cm (X3), 2018.

A hand-drawn line is a form of expression, while a ruler-drawn line is a dying entity. The nature of man, s that of a machine, is revealed in the strokes they produce. A lifeless machine will plot nothing more than a deadly, expressionless stroke, while man will draw an expressionful line, itself feeding its internal psyche (imagination, emotion). Historically, abstract painting was built around this man/machine dichotomy, which could also be designated by the softness/hardness opposition, also called geometric abstraction/ lyrical abstraction in the pictorial field. […] Read the article

Impression 11
Impression 11 : acrylic and elastomer on linen canvas, 73-60 cm, 2019.
Silvère Jarrosson at Villa Medici
Performance by Silvère Jarrosson screened on Villa Medici façade

This book was written by Jean-Louis Poitevin, doctor of philosophy and contemporary art critic (AICA France) and illustrated by the artist’s work. It is part of a wider-ranging project to make art criticism accessible to all, without oversimplification. The book was published in October 2020 by Éditions Marcel, with a foreword is by curator Yoyo Maeght and an afterword by young art critic Grégoire Prangé. Order here