For Jean-Louis Bessède, all possible means are experimented to make the matter speak, to extract the soul, to sublimate it, to spiritualise it. All imaginable “modes of action” are at work, most often together, in exalted gestures that resemble some barbaric, magico-religious or shamanic ritual. Anonymous figures, mythical characters from the history of art, or perhaps simply the first man facing his cosmogony, searching for his own genesis, appear furtively in this polymorphous jostling of pictorial practice, which becomes total plastic writing.
As if this extraction of a truth nested deep within oneself or of an original consciousness buried in the collective memory, required the material to be furiously dug into its very entrails.
Writer, essayist, founder of the magazine Artension
Graduate of the National School of Fine Arts of Toulouse
1973 to 1984 Designer designer at the Salon des Ateliers d’Art, Paris
Ministry of Culture Jack Lang Award 1984
Grand Prix du Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône, acquisition of the Prefecture of Marseille 1985
Discovery Fair Prize 1985
1988 Art Expo New York
1991 – 1995 Galerie Vendôme Paris
1992 Ardital Gallery, Aix en Provence
2004 Decoration of the church of Bouquet , Gard