Jean-Pierre Jouffroy

Untitled (Modernist Landscape)

Oil on Board  
13 x 15 in

Framed

Unframed dimensions: 8 x 9.75 in.

HISTORY

Jean-Pierre Jouffroy was born in Paris in 1933. Early in his career, the artist created purely abstract work that was heavily influenced by Staël. Then, in the late 1950's, Jouffroy had an artistic epiphany.

“An abstract painting always shows something, like it or not,” he explains. “The painting is the image of an internal battle. This fight is itself a metaphor for our relationships in the social sphere.” Based on this realization, Jouffroy decided to incorporate the visual vocabulary of abstraction into representational work.

This oil painting represents an interesting phase in the artist’s evolution. Though it predates his representational work, it has undeniable elements of landscape. Perhaps it’s the first sign of the transformation that would send Jouffroy’s career in a spectacular new direction.

LEARN MORE

Read about this painting on the Matthews Gallery blog, and check out our bio of Jean-Pierre Jouffroy.

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