[Many thanks to AICA Caraïbe du Sud for bringing this item to our attention.] The Claudine Collin Communication agency describes “Pictural,” a collective exhibition taking place from April 26 to June 19, 2019, at Fondation Clément, at Le François, in Martinique.
The participating artists are Victor Anicet, Alain Aumis, Christian Bertin, Julie Bessard, Ernest Breleur, Fabienne Cabord, Michael Caruge, Claude Cauquil, Thierry Cauwet, Hector Charpentier, Chantal Charron, Alain Dumbardon, Fred Eucharis, Jacqueline Fabien, Marie Gautier, Rodrigue Glombard, Habdaphai, Serge Helenon, Thierry Jarrin, Valérie John, René Louise, Louisa Marajo, Raymond Medelice, Christophe Mert, Monique Mirabel, Mounia Orosmane, Kareine Narcisse, Bertin Nivor, Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, Luz Severino, Karine Taïlamé, Laurent Valère, Dora Vital, and Wolfric.
Description: Pictural—at opposite poles of a retrospective or an exhaustive panorama of Martinican painting—brings together artists who question the act of painting and privileges visual artists who try to conquer new territories of painting, those who explore it and experiment with it: new tools, new pigments, new gestures, new insertion in space, mixed techniques.
These foundations, techniques, gestures, and unusual materials correspond to the need to conquer its singularity and to renew the act of painting. What is still painting and what is no longer painting? Is it still possible to speak about painting in the singular when artists are imagining new gestures and new pigments? How do artists from Martinique question and renew the act of painting?
Translated by Ivette Romero. For original article (in French), see https://www.claudinecolin.com/fr/1950-pictural
[Shown above, detail from a work by Jacqueline Fabien. See full image below.]