Quick, a good shot of colour and energy!
About the second solo show devoted to Jan Kolata in Paris.
You have to imagine him projecting his body as powerfully as his painting. Jan Kolata is not called the "painter of energy" for nothing by Marie Maertens in the article she wrote about him in Connaissance des arts. With all his knees and all his pelvis, the artist moves in front of the canvas laid flat in front of him, listening to loud music. Then he sprays the bright colours he has prepared in buckets, before scraping them off with great gestures: the resulting dynamic is fascinating. Often square in size, inspired by his own height of 1.90 m, his paintings live. His paintings vibrate.
Born in 1949, trained at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldörf in the 1970s by a generation of artists traumatised by the Second World War, the German painter never considered figurative representation as a possible option. An art history buff who switched from oil to acrylic in the 1990s, and a fan of residencies around the world, Jan Kolata has also always taught. Always passed on. This man is crossed. This artist keeps nothing to himself. It is time to go and get a good dose of it at the art gallery Le Feuvre & Roze, 164, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, which is exhibiting his work until 9 April.
Illustration : Jan Kolata - "040.030.2021.31" : acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2021