Exhibition from the 24th of april to the 12th of june 2016 at the Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art, gallery des Ponchettes and de la Marine, 59 and 77 quai des Etats - Unis, 06300 Nice, open all the days from 10am to 6pm except monday, curator : Hélène Jourdan - Gassin, music : Bertrand Bonello, scenography : Christian Liaigre, phone : 04.93.62.31.24.
For the writer Patricia Falguières "the ghiribizzi" means "the fads, the fantasies of an artist who improvise out of all rules". This word symbolize the personality and the art work of Jacques Martinez because he prefers the passion to the reason. He defends also the freedom in times lead by the rigorism. Jacques Martinez involves himself inside battles of ideas but he really loves the life. The bicephalous exhibition (Ponchettes and Marine art galleries) translate the fad and the imagination of this artist.
The exhibition "the battle of the flowers" under the arches of the Ponchettes art gallery showcase us the childhood of the artist in the city of Nice. Jacques Martinez has imagined and built this exhibition during a walk on the quai des Etats - Unis in Nice. The blue of the sky remembers him an afternoon of winter 1957 where he has seen flowers many colored on the cars of the famous Nice carnival towards the streets of Nice. The big eleven canvas (130 x 195 cm) made with differents technics (chinese brushes, ...) remember us the colors and the flowers used during the carnival of Nice.
At the art gallery of la Marine another exhibition entitled "the battle of the hours" is like the answer to the first. Jacques Martinez has put together several art works made with balck and white colors (old iron, bronze, drawings). The musician Bertrand Bonello has suggested the title. He has inspired himself by the famous "ghosts movies" who are unfinished movies or movies without any screenplay. The battle of the flowers show us the evolution of the artist art work's inside his own studio. The art work rises progressively but the artist doesn't want to show it immediately to the public.