Jean DUBUFFET

"  Art addresses itself to the mind, and not to the eyes. "

 

Draftsman, painter, sculptor, but at the same time writer and director, Jean Dubuffet is the major figure of Art Brut which he defines as an art practicable spontaneously by anyone, an art which would require neither gift nor instruction. , an art that would proceed from jubilation and not from initiation. Voluntarily moving away from all know-how and claiming a practice "free from any culture", his approach leads him to experiment with various techniques. Jean Dubuffet then introduced unusual and varied materials into his painting (sand, tow, chippings, workshop dust, etc.) until he obtained a thick texture, which he "triturated" with different instruments.