Works
Biography

Was born in 1965 in Toulouse. Lives and works in Haute Garonne.

Jean-Marc Amigues’ passion for drawing and painting dates back to his youth. It was for a long time a discreet but active hobby that he finally traded for a medical career. Nevertheless, his artistic perspective on life remained intact. His drawings were faithful representations of selected models. The hyperrealist movement peaked his interest and allowed him to discover, study and develop his artistic career.

After a few years, his relationship with realism caused him to question his own practice and the meaning of art itself: What is a photograph? What is a painting? Is it two ways of capturing an image, a snapshot, a reality? Working with his own pictures, he adds, by various means, the effects of blur and motion. Photography and painting are for him complementary.

Hyperrealist painter at the beginning, Jean-Marc Amigues decides to distort and deconstruct the image. The aim is not to show a faithful copy of what he sees but a multitude of things, of shapes and meanings. From the net portrait suggested, he encourages the viewer to interpret the gray areas, the blurs, to fill the empty spaces and thereby create its own representation, a new reality.

The delicate and poetic painting of Jean-Marc Amigues reminds us of Gerhard Richter’s series Portraits and Families, raising questions about the image and its perception. The artist wants to remind us that the origin of things and the world of painting can only survive in a hidden state.

Exhibitions :

2020
Cosmos – Group show – Galerie Artima – Paris

2019
Galerie Alain Daudet – Group show – Toulouse

2018
Art & Antiques Fair – London – Galerie Artima
Un air de printemps – solo show – Galerie Artima – Paris
AAF Battersea – Aperture Contemporary

2017
AAF Hamburg – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Amsterdam – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Stockholm – Aperture Contemporary
AAF NYC – Aperture Contemporary
Black & white – Group show – Galerie Artima – Paris
Galerie Alain Daudet – Toulouse
Le rêve de Claire – solo show – Galerie Artima – Paris
AAF London – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels – Aperture Contemporary

2016
Collection particulière – group show – Galerie Artima – Paris
Galerie Alain Daudet – group show – Toulouse
Aperture Contemporary – group show – Saint Ouen
AAF London – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels – Aperture Contemporary
Ne te retourne pas – solo show – Galerie Artima – Paris

2015
Galerie Alain Daudet – group show – Toulouse
AAF Amsterdam – Aperture Contemporary
Les Puces en Lumière – Aperture Contemporary – Saint Ouen
AAF NYC – Aperture Contemporary
AAF London – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels – Aperture Contemporary

2014
Avant-première – group show – Galerie Alain Daudet – Toulouse
AAF Singapore – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Amsterdam – Aperture Contemporary
AAF NYC – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Hong Kong – Aperture Contemporary
AAF Brussels – Aperture Contemporary