Jacques Potron

Born in 1944 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jacques Potron was born in Touraine, France. He grew up in the middle of nature and this proximity marked his art, which is informed by the richness of the shapes and colors of nature that he reinvents in his paintings, especially in his abstract figurative ones.

In the '70s he lived in Kabylia (Algeria) for five years and he was fascinated by the beauty of the nature, the intensity of the light and by the colors and traditional art of the country. Back in France, he studied visual arts in Tours and Paris. He is passionate about painting, poetry and music which he combines in audiovisual montages that he creates starting from his paintings.

He worked as a teacher and pursued his painting career in parallel. In his paintings, traumas and accidents of life are visible. The cheerful painting process becomes more introspective.

The series "chromatics and gestures" shows the importance he gives to gestures, to the act of painting. On canvas, the wounds, the scratches and scars of old wounds that cannot be deleted show the irreversible passing of time.

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EXHIBITIONS

1971
Exposition au centre culturel de Tizi Ouzou

1974
Exposition au centre d’Art Dramatique de Tours

1975
Beaux-Arts de Tours

1976
Prix du gemmail de la ville de Tours. Participation au salon de la Jeune Peinture de Paris

1974 / 1977
Formation en Arts Plastiques et en Histoire de l’Art à l’université de Paris 8 et Paris 1

1978
Obtention du diplôme d’enseignement aux Arts Plastiques

1980
Participation au Salon de Mai de Paris sur invitation d’Edouard Pignon

1981
Participation au Salon de Montreuil, Obtention du 1er prix de peinture de la préfecure de la Seine St Denis

1982
Exposition personnelle au théâtre Daniel Sorano de Vincennes

1983
Salon de Montfermeil sur invitation

1984
Création d’un groupe de créattion audiovisuelle IMASON, en collaboration avec des musiciens.

1986
Réalisation d’un concert “Sons et Images à la salle Jacques Brel de Fontenay sous Bois

1995 / 2002
Réalisation de montages audiovisuels à partir de peintures personnelles avec la collaboration de l’association “Vincennes Images “

2002
Réalisation d’un spectacle de “poésie audiovisuelle Les 4 Éiéments, à l'Espace Michel Simon de Noisy-Le-Grand

2003
Obtention d’un 3ème prix de création audiovisuelle avec le montage Atlantis Fantastique au festival européen de L'image Projetée de Chelles

2O13
Exposition pêrsonnelle en avril 2013 à La Maison des Citoyens de Fontenay sous Bois

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