Jean-Paul Jérôme (1928 - 2004)
Peinture d'enfance, 1995
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Acrylic on canvas
Post-War Canadian art
86,4 cm x 96,5 cm / 34" x 38"
Signed and dated 17-8-95 lower right
The co-signer of the Manifeste des Plasticiens Jean-Paul Jérôme produces works composed of several canvases juxtaposed in the 1990's. He experiments with the "mosaic effect" by grouping together several paintings of small dimensions painted as if they were 'one piece' 1, the art historian Julie Gagné reminded us. Jérôme's geometric polyptychs, such as Peinture d'enfance (1995), present a recurring element throughout the artist's work: the accuracy of the border delimiting the colors. In Peinture d'enfance, the colors of Jérôme's minimal but saturated palette overlap, as do the lines, sometimes angular, sometimes soft.
During the 1990's, the artist made various experiments with media, shapes, lines and colors. During an interview, Jean-Paul Jérôme confesses: "All my life, I liked the purity of the form, the resonance of the color" 2.
In 1994, Jérôme established his studio, which he named "L'Antre lumineux" in Montreal.
1. Julie Gagné, 2007, The role of color in the pictorial work of Jean-Paul Jérôme, Master's thesis in art history, Université du Québec à Montréal, p. 108.
2. Jean-Paul Jérôme, Jean-Paul Jérôme, "biography", [online], URL: http://jeanpauljerome.com/biographie/, page consulted on June 13, 2019.