Galerie Jean Fournier is one of the oldest Parisian galleries of modern and contemporary art still in operation today. This longevity is the combination of several factors. First, there is the intuition of Jean Fournier who, in 1956, decided to direct his choices towards the painting of his time. Then there is this special attention to the pictorial avant-gardes who made the gallery a must-see place in the 1960s / 1970s for the history of French abstraction and the spread of American painting in France. And finally, there is the will and energy of the current team to continue this story now in the present in echo of today's pictorial concerns.
Since the death of Jean Fournier in 2006, the gallery has engaged with mainly French artists, born in the 1960s, who have perpetuated a history in touch with abstraction and color. But it is for less than ten years now that a new identity has been forged with new artists for whom abstraction is no longer thought in opposition to figuration and for whom painting today looks at its ability to make an image. Also, for each of these artists, drawing holds a preponderant place in their approach that they consider as an autonomous means of expression.
Armelle DE SAINTE MARIE (focus)
Fabienne GASTON-DEYFUS-Gouache sur papier, 132:90cm, 2021, la robe de ma mère-courtesy galerie JEAN FOURNIER
Fabienne GASTON-DREYFUS-Gouache sur papier, 155:114cm, 2020, sans titre-courtesy galerie JEAN FOURNIER
FABIENNE GASTON-DREYFUS-Gouache sur papier, 155:114cm, 2020, sans titre-courtesy Jean Fournier
Fabienne GASTON-DREYFUS-Gouache sur papier, 130:180cm, 2021, sans titre-courtesy galerie JEAN FOURNIER
Fabienne GASTON-DEYFUS-Gouache sur papier, 132:90cm, 2021, sans titre-courtesy galerie JEAN FOURNIER
Kimber Smith, Easthampton (137), 1975, acrilyque sur papier, 65,5 x 51 cm A. RicciCourtesy Galerie Jean Fournier