Jean Brisé

Jean Brisé, Art Informel painter

From his first paintings in the 1950s, Jean Brisé has always been in the movement called "Art Informel" in the painting world.Many of the works of his youth are a part of this movement which brings together the names of the greatest painters.An abstract art form, but less geometric, less severe in its shapes and lines, it is above all an automatic art, coming from the artist's subconscious. From all the simple gestures, rhythms and "doodles", one surges to the fore and has to be kept, an image which becomes not just an interpretation but the vision of a new creative order.

For the artist and for everyone who sees it later, the painting must be a revelation, not just a faithful representation of reality.
This style of painting takes after its artist, an expression of freedom with the painter following the instincts that come directly from his psyche.
In seeking and reproducing an unknown image, the painter gathers all his internal energy, his strength, working at lightning speed in the instant of inspiration, creating cosmic tension, giving off positive emanations and thus becoming an artist, a creator.

Informal Painting - Jean Brise Painter

The painter Mathieu is clear about this, saying that complete concentration and great speed are the prerequisites of creation. "Only by fast work can you seize and express all that wells up from the depths of your being, before reflection and rationale intervene to hold back or modify its spontaneous emergence, reminiscent of Zen meditation exercises".

Many great names can be found in this "Art Informel" movement, such as Hartung, Bazaine, Bissière, Fautrier, Manessier, Wols, Mathieu, Afro, Nicolas de Staël, Jan Velde, Marc Tobey, Willem de Kooning, Riopelle, Soulages, and many more including, of course, Jackson Pollock.

For decades, Jean Brisé has sought, found and sought again an alternative place in painting, and has been drawn back to this Art Informel which most closely reflects his own self. Over the years his compositions have often varied, but have always come together in a single statement, a single positive state.