ARTIST INFO

Jean Le Gac

Jean LE GAC, born in 1936 in south of France, first started his career studying traditional painting expressions. From the late 1960s he developed works which combined painting, photography and text, receiving much acclaim especially in Europe. In 1972, he was selected to exhibit at the “Venice Biennale”, Italy (French pavilion) and in the “Individual Mythologies“ section at “Documenta V”, Kassel, Germany. In these exhibitions Le Gac presented a fiction documentary about a painter, which was the starting point for Le Gac himself, by composing photographs and texts in a booklet. In this way he explored his own methods of working around “painting” which was called into question at the very time.

Works

  • Title
    Comment ça va (version couleurs)
    Size
    76cm×56cm
    Year
    1999
    Medium
    8 color silkscreen (BFK Rivoli)
  • Title
    Prisonnière des Pyramides 
    Size
    70cm×38cm
    Medium
    silkscreen, colored photo
  • Title
    By Jove
    Size
    33cm×25cm 
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    copperplate print (pointe sèche, eau-forte)  
  • Title
    Comment ça va (version couleurs)
    Size
    76cm×56cm
    Year
    1999
    Medium
    8 color silkscreen (BFK Rivoli)
  • Title
    Prisonnière des Pyramides 
    Size
    70cm×38cm
    Medium
    silkscreen, colored photo
  • Title
    By Jove
    Size
    33cm×25cm 
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    copperplate print (pointe sèche, eau-forte)  

CV

1936
Born in Tamaris, southern France
1972
French Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Documenta V, Kassel
1976
International Pavilion, Venice Biennale
1977
Documenta VI, Kassel
1980
International Pavilion, Venice Biennale