Jean Charasse is a French artist born in 1941 who started painting at the age of 15. From 1977 he also showed his works in various exhibitions. From 1990 he abandoned figurative painting in favor of constructions that subtly show the influence of Morandi. For his works he uses various recyclable materials such as wood, iron and fabrics. This is the “Signaux et Balises” phase of his work.
In the Alexandre de la Salle gallery in Saint-Paul de Vence he discovered the work of Aurélie Nemours and met the founder of the MADI movement, Carmelo Arden Quin. Charasse found his way to constructive art. In 2004, Charasse became a member of the MADI movement and turned to pure wood compositions made up of overlapping, matching, parallelepiped elements.
In his most recent work, he attaches geometric wooden elements to a base, then covers them with fabric to soften the transition between these elements. He also places other elements on this fabric, of course taking into account the overall architecture of the work.
The final construction is characterized by an interplay between the hidden and the obvious, also with the help of lighting.
Born in Lapalisse in 1941
Starts painting at the age of 15
From 1977 he shows his works in exhibitions
From 1990 he gave up figurative painting in favor of constructions
In 2004 he became a member of the MADI movement