la Grande Expo - Arts Beynost 2021
“For twenty-five years, Jean-Marc Brugeille [sic] has been painting on canvas and making engravings in wood, (lino), copper. In these (materials), he invites birds, trees, stones, flowers and the stars into a new creation where one forgets the world of power for a life of bliss. Naked in the world, men and women believe they see. Aren’t we all criminal to not live a simple life? Such individuals are outside the story told, the story rich in (essential) symbolism and myths. In their suspended eternity, the interior scenes play on the enigma of the human soul.”
- Jacques Sordoillet
“Jean-Marc Brugeille invents an alchemy which uses logic and abstraction for familiar images, evolving like the same choice of his icons-characters, an analogy with the conception and evolution of characters in Chinese poetry; which is often a painting. The one Jean-Marc Brugeille constructs leaves an alphabet of signs spatially created from words put together in sentences or verses forming the painting, in accordance with rules of personal linguistics.
Natural languages are linear, except for Chinese writing, in two dimensions as far as written words, but still linear in their alignment. Jean-Marc Brugeille completely avoids linearity; as mathematics is successively broken by the hindrances of the impossible, it transports us into a world where freedom is not limited by the requirements of rules of equilibrium and symmetry of form and color.
His works divide themselves into cycles, his alphabet of signs and his vocabulary are continually enriched by the (chances) of his meetings, readings, his incesssant curiosity of art and poetry. Unconcerned with the resemblance of a face, it is the interior world or environment of the model that he visualizes. In this painting without perspective where (superpositions) are often represented by transparencies, cannot we see a neo-primitive directly following Italian primitives and Gaugin?”
- François Norguet, Mathematics Professor, Université Paris 7