Jean-Pierre Pincemin - © X. Gary

Jean-Pierre Pincemin – © X. Gary



Jean-Pierre Pincemin (1944 – 2005), artiste peintre, sculpteur et graveur. Sa formation initiale l’amène à travailler comme tourneur dans l’industrie mécanique de précision. Jean-Pierre Pincemin découvre la peinture par ses visites fréquentes au musée du Louvre et décide de devenir critique d’art au milieu des années 1960. Le galeriste Jean Fournier l’encourage à faire de la peinture. Il réalise alors ses premières sculptures et peintures.Entre 1962 et 1966, il multiplie les recherches, de l’abstraction lyrique à l’action painting. En 1969, il organise avec Claude Viallat une exposition à l’École spéciale d’Architecture à Paris. Les artistes Louis Cane, Marc Devade, Daniel Dezeuze et Claude Viallat participant à cette exposition sont le noyau du mouvement « Supports/Surfaces » qu’il rejoint en 1971.




Jean-Pierre Pincemin, born in Paris in 1944 and died in 2005, is a French painter, sculptor and self-taught engraver. His initial training led him to work as a turner in the precision engineering industry. he discovered painting through his frequent visits to the Louvre and decided to become an art critic in the mid- 1960’s. The gallery Jean Fournier encouraged him to paint. He produced them ​​his first sculptures and paintings. Between 1962 and 1966 , he multiplied research, from lyrical abstraction to action painting. In 1969, he organized with Claude Viallat an exhibition at the Special School of Architecture in Paris. The artists Louis Cane, Marc Devade, Daniel and Claude Dezeuze Viallat involved in this exhibition are the core of the «Supports / Surfaces» movement he joined in 1971. With this group, he participated in an interrogation of the conditions and status of painting . From this era of rigorous experimentation, early minimalism in the United States, the beginnings of «Supports-Surfaces» in France, he  kept  an open mind to new possibilities in painting, the spirit of invention. He then broke apart from his group and from 1973 he followed his own path. In the mid 1970’s, he returned to the frame and brush, continued to work on harmonies and color contrasts with more monumental works. Touched by sensitive painting and the culture of the United States, he takes inspiration from Jackson Pollock , Rothko and Franz Kline.
For Pincemin, painting is a method about work. His work is often described as one of the largest and «most surprising» of his generation. Since his entrance on the artistic scene in the mid- 1960’s,  Jean-Pierre Pincemin arises in empiricist. It consists of geometric abstractions, architectural motifs and he uses old plates, metal sheets or pieces of cloth to dip them in the paint before gluing or applying their mark on the free canvas. If Jean-Pierre Pincemin goes blithely from abstraction to figurative motifs , he practiced all the techniques and particularly etching, which is at the center of its activities.








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