Hugo Galerie is proud to present UN AUTRE MONDE, a new collection of work by French painter Philippe Charles Jacquet. The artist has exhibited with Axelle Fine Arts Galerie since 2008 and has had eight successful solo exhibitions during that time. Hugo Galerie is thrilled to welcome him back to New York for his ninth US solo exhibition. Trained as an architect, Jacquet paints mysterious twilight worlds with incredible precision and detail. Inspired by the coasts, estuaries and architecture of the Rance Valley in Brittany, France, his oil on board works are stunning composites of the real and the imagined.
The landscapes of Philippe Charles Jacquet, painted in quaint, nostalgic colors, appear orderly, peaceful, silent, secret, and mysterious. They are the hidden memories of an invisible world. Poetic and of refined perfection, these dreamlike landscapes seem to evoke the passage into another world – un autre monde.
It is in Brittany on the banks of the Rance river or towards the small coastal town of Saint-Briac with its wooded hills, its quiet anchorages, and its abandoned windmills that Philippe Charles Jacquet draws inspiration, letting himself become immersed into his experiences. He has been roaming and navigating around there for a long time - along the waters, across the landscapes of granite houses, the shorelines, and the beaches at low tide.
Jacquet’s experience as an architect contributes to his so subtle structuring of space between the heavens and earth, mountains and the sea. This poetic arrangement of the elements leaves time suspended and our eyes freely floating.
The technical mastery of colored smoothness and frayed transparency evokes the rusty gold of fields with its allusion to the passing of time as well as the calming greens and blues.
Dreamlike solitude or silent presence. The human, in Jacquet’s paintings, is often present only as a reflection. The casual wanderer, immobile fisherman or an enlightened window, a silhouette immersed into a transcendent landscape, he tells us his story. The solidly constructed residences in Jacquet’s paintings are of an almost supernatural presence. The guardians of inscrutable lives, they fuel our desire to cross their thresholds. The mist emanating from the cliffs, the vast horizon, the waving of the wheat fields, a refuge sitting in the landscape, a lighthouse or a village facing immensity, they all invite our dreams to board.
Born in Paris in 1957, Jacquet studied architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 2000, after 20 years, he stopped his career as an architect and dedicated himself entirely to painting. Jacquet has no formal training in painting; his technique is completely self-taught. Jacquet currently lives and works in Pantin in the North of Paris.
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