Silvère Jarrosson was invited by the Frame Basel Contemporary Art Fair to occupy an individual stand in the event’s ‘Project Space’ section. As an aside to Art Basel, his main work form the spring of 2019 was on display in this satellite event, together with work by Eva Jospin, Lionel Sabatté and Vincent Corpet.
Exhibition of the monumental work L.U.C.A., previously exhibited at the Academy of fine arts in Riga, in the Hall of Liepaja Opera (Great Amber Konzerthalle), in partnership with theInstitut français de Lettonie. A performance came to accompany the opening of the exhibition to the public. A way to make dialogue music, dance and painting in an emblematic place of the Latvian cultural scene.
Silvère Jarrosson’s in situ artwork on display during this group exhibition at Galerie Mansart was unprecedented insofar as it was produced directly on the wall of the exhibition space—i.e., for the first time ever vertically. While his work consists in structuring the paint as it spreads (lines, curves, spots, borders and filaments) on a medium that I generally horizontal, in this instance the actual framework of his approach has changed, being made vertical. This brought him to design a new construction, subjected to major tropism: gravity. Like a vaulted ceiling, it is conceived to resist it. Verticality induces a fresh constraint, in turn providing an opening towards fresh liberty.
At the third exhibition organized at its historic headquarters in Boulevard Haussman, the Crédit du Nord group, which regularly supports artists, invited Silvère Jarrosson to display his work in its monumental lobby.
This provided an opportunity to create a set of large canvases specially sized to match the space. The project proposed by Silvère Jarrosson is a outsized affirmation of his Figures–this time exceeding the dimensions of human anatomy. A new form of meta corporal gestural painting can then be invented.
This second exhibition of Silvère Jarrosson at the vanities Gallery was an opportunity to sit a pictorial style already developed ten months earlier during his first exhibition in these places. Here the renewal took place in particular by a new work of the color and a more radical approach of the composition.
The title of the exhibition, closing in the passage of time and its sudden stop, underlined the parallel between the frozen works of Silvère Jarrosson and the photographs of dancers presented by Julien Benhamou in a second part of the Gallery.