©ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2018

Beat the Wing

Jean DUBUFFET (France/1901-France/1985)
oil on isorel 54.8x45.5cm

The French painter Dubuffet was one of the pioneers of the informel style which was one form of abstract painting. He believed that true humanity could be found in the works of children and the mentally handicapped, praising such work and calling it Art Brut. This work with its simple forms that are almost graffiti-like in feel, depicts a single figure who has been covered with deep layers of colorful pigments. The special qualities of the pigments give an energy to the entire canvas, exuding a sense of human life force in the midst of innocence. This work reveals Dubuffet's artistic philosophy of seeking the potential in innate human creativity.

Aoki, Shigeru
Brancusi, Constantin
Chagall, Marc
Collin, Louis-Joseph-Raphaël
Delvaux, Paul
Dubuffet, Jean
Flanagan, Barry
Fujino, Kazutomo
Kapoor, Anish
Matsumoto, Shunsuke
Migishi, Kotaro
Miro, Joan
Rothko, Mark
Saito, Yoshishige
Stella, Frank
Tomita, Keisen
Warhol, Andy
Yoshida, Hiroshi