The subject of Jacques Thomann’s work is the expression of the human condition with its furies, its wounds and its fantasies.
His work is based on analyzing the images by observing his everyday life. He is taking his inspiration in many sources : newspaper, magazines, music, tv etc …
He is using all the possibilities of color, mixing the various tints of colors in a sort of patchwork, in an explosion of light.
Jacques Thomann's work crosses certain currents of the paint of the end of the XXth century, among them, in the 1970s, that of the narrative representation. He finds with Leonardo Cremonini, Henri Cueco, Bacon, David Hockney, Lucian Freund among others, the impulse of his creation.
Jacques Thomann's privileged theme is apparently the alive reality of the human being: a representation of the man in his social or natural environment on the scale of the infinitesimal or big. He takes up, by his perception of the alive, with the tradition of the paint of history.
He often represents regular people and he celebrates the humble objects which accompany the man in his daily life and which are within reach of his hand. He draws the attention on the most ordinary elements of the existence, perpetuates what risks to disappear, saves from the oversight what is threatened. The spontaneity of these journey diaries reveals a very personal and particuliar relationship with the color.
Jacques Thomann's painting is the adventure of a thought and a sensibility which uses the power of the color to make perceptible the mystery of people and objects which are familiar to us.
Jacques Thomann was born in Paris (France) in 1951
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