Trois morceaux en forme de poire
(Homage a Satie)
Wada Garou Tokyo is pleased to present our latest exhibition of Jean-Marie Haessle from June 26th.
Haessle is a French painter, currently living in Soho, New York. He became interested in Japanese art for its close relationship with impressionism. He became an admirer of Japanese art when he saw Ukiyo-e by Hiroshige Ando for the first time in Paris. Since then, he has created many works with bold composition and bright colors inspired by Ukiyo-e prints. His colorful abstract paintings use strong and quick brush strokes as if to see him grabbing what he felt instantaneously and wouldn’t let them go.
Going through several transitional periods, he broke free from preconceptions or stereotypes that urged him to draw “something” and began to reconstruct his works. By interacting with various layers of colors and elements and sometimes by letting himself go with the flow of arbitrary action, he continues to create new works.
This exhibition will simultaneously be held at UCHIGO and SHIZIMI Gallery displaying his different artworks. It aims to provide the gallery visitors opportunities to enjoy Haessle’s various types of paintings and the harmony of colors. We are looking forward to seeing you at two venues.
Haessle was born in 1939 in Buhl, Haut-Rhin, France. In Munich, while on duty for the French military, he became fascinated with Van Gogh’s sunflower drawn against the blue background. This made him decide to become an artist. Over the years, he had numerous shows around the globe, including the shows in New York, Washington, Mexico, and Taiwan. In recent years, his works are exhibited not only in his home country, France but also in other European countries including Switzerland and Greece.
Wada Garou Tokyo
3F 3-5-16 Ginza Chuo-Ku Tokyo
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Closed on Mondays and national holiday
Uchigo and Shizimi Gallery
2-11-4 Kanda Jinbo-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
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Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holiday