GALERIE BERNARD BOUCHE
PIERRE TAL-COAT
 
Pierre Tal-Coat Sans Titre, 1980. Oil on canvas. 23,5 x 33 cm
 
Pierre Tal-Coat Sans Titre, 1980. Oil on canvas. 23,5 x 33 cm

«  I absolutely have to go back on this essential and imperious communication of the visible and invisible. I’m not even sure people paid enough attention to what is a primary aspect for me » said Pierre Tal Coat in his letter to Françoise Simecek on August 19th 1971. Regarding the sheet of paper he adds: « this area isn’t about closure. It’s about a total availability to a new beginning ». Thus, it’s important for the artist that we look at what he draws as something that is part of a bigger trajectory; something, which isn’t confined to the dimensions of the sheet of paper as if it was swinging between what, appears and what disappears.

The light has a major role in Pierre Tal-Coat’s painting. It symbolises the imperceptible that he wants and must reach because it’s through it that the universe can transform itself. The light lights and saves his most earthy and bright canvas. It’s also the light that brings this spiritual dimension to the art work of Pierre Tal-Coat who’s been said to be for a long time one of the best colourist of its generation even though he wasn’t only a colourist. Reliving one of the oldest forms of one gesture with the flint through the paintbrush is a way to identify oneself in the world. Pierre Tal-Coat’s painting is opened on the world and sees through perspective. It’s his way to allowing us to go through and reach the world around us. A world unchanged since prehistory that we see thanks to the colours of his paintings similar to the ones of the earth.