The exhibition of Italo-French artist Jean-Marie Barotte
is promoted by Fondazione Stelline in collaboration with T.Art Cultural Association and sponsored by the Institut Français de Milan. Catalogue published by Silvana Editoriale.

Curated by Chiara Gatti this rich personal retrospective presents about a hundred artworks ranging from historical pieces to recent works. It delves into the reflections of an author who has successfully combined painting and literature, always focusing on the twin aspects of color and word. Here the Word is often construed as conjuring a writing of the soul, of an subconscious message, of an archaic calligraphy, traced in material dust and deposited onto the canvas. As the title of the exhibition suggests, this material is ash, the product of a slow combustion, a process of erosion, cancellation and transformation of one substance into another. Reflecting on the text “Feu la cendre” by French philosopher Jacques Derrida (translated into Italian as The remains of the fire), Jean-Marie Barotte uses poetic and philosophical writing as a pictorial detonator entrusting the image with a transcript of that which had been “set on fire”, the leftovers of a memory, where fragments of words, names, and letters emerge as artifacts, clues or wounds. In compositions as small as breviaries or more extensive and sprawling,just like a few of the installations conceived for the purpose of the Milan show.

Hovering between papers and canvases in which the abstract instinct goes hand in hand with the learned quotation, other connections become apparent with the literary work of Edmond Jabes and Paul Celan, as well as the spiritual path of Juan de la Cruz. To the latter’s famous poem La noche oscura Barotte dedicated a cycle of paintings with an overtly existential flavor.

Jean-Marie Barotte was born in Milan in 1954. After acquiring a significant experience in the theater as an actor in ‘Cricot 2’ a theater group set up by director and artist Tadeusz Kantor, he choose painting as his favorite new form of expression of choice. Building upon poetic and philosophical literary works, his painting takes the shape of intense meditation. The artist draws upon his multi-cultural origins, poised between Italy and France, two lands and cultures equally represented in his upbringing, and that have never been separated in thirty years of tireless intellectual  research.


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The exhibition of Italo-French artist Jean-Marie Barotte
is promoted by Fondazione Stelline in collaboration with T.Art Cultural Association and sponsored by the Institut Français de Milan. Catalogue published by Silvana Editoriale.

Curated by Chiara Gatti this rich personal retrospective presents about a hundred artworks ranging from historical pieces to recent works. It delves into the reflections of an author who has successfully combined painting and literature, always focusing on the twin aspects of color and word. Here the Word is often construed as conjuring a writing of the soul, of an subconscious message, of an archaic calligraphy, traced in material dust and deposited onto the canvas. As the title of the exhibition suggests, this material is ash, the product of a slow combustion, a process of erosion, cancellation and transformation of one substance into another. Reflecting on the text “Feu la cendre” by French philosopher Jacques Derrida (translated into Italian as The remains of the fire), Jean-Marie Barotte uses poetic and philosophical writing as a pictorial detonator entrusting the image with a transcript of that which had been “set on fire”, the leftovers of a memory, where fragments of words, names, and letters emerge as artifacts, clues or wounds. In compositions as small as breviaries or more extensive and sprawling,just like a few of the installations conceived for the purpose of the Milan show.

Hovering between papers and canvases in which the abstract instinct goes hand in hand with the learned quotation, other connections become apparent with the literary work of Edmond Jabes and Paul Celan, as well as the spiritual path of Juan de la Cruz. To the latter’s famous poem La noche oscura Barotte dedicated a cycle of paintings with an overtly existential flavor.

Jean-Marie Barotte was born in Milan in 1954. After acquiring a significant experience in the theater as an actor in ‘Cricot 2’ a theater group set up by director and artist Tadeusz Kantor, he choose painting as his favorite new form of expression of choice. Building upon poetic and philosophical literary works, his painting takes the shape of intense meditation. The artist draws upon his multi-cultural origins, poised between Italy and France, two lands and cultures equally represented in his upbringing, and that have never been separated in thirty years of tireless intellectual  research.