Exhibition at the International Center of Contemporary Art (ICCA) from the 11th of February to the 21rst of May 2017, Carros castle, 06510 Carros, phone : 04.93.29.37.97, admission free.
The Jean - Claude Rossel painting oscillates for the art gallery owner Alexander de la Salle between asceticism and a kind of jubilation (Alexander de la Salle, Chubac - Rossel exhibition, European palace, Menton 2005 - 2006) and sometimes may be a jubilation inside the asceticism. Jean - Claude Rossel follows a classic of painting during his studies at the Fine - Arts school where he builds his own style founded on self control and spontaneity. An initiatory travel to Spain (1962 - 1963) with a stop in Carros (January to February 1964) with may be a meeting with Octave Guillonnet opens new sky lines for him. Jean - Claude Rossel begins by painting some figurative canvas but he orientates himself in 1971 to the abstract art because he wants to be free from the models. He tries to find a way between few forms and colors for going to plain compositions with colorful and strong graphic punctuated by the introduction of the grandes verticales inside his canvas. His rigorous abstraction will take him until the minimalism.
The Jean - Claude Rossel painting owns also and exhilarating aspect underlining by the art gallery owner Alexander de la Salle. This exhilarating aspect can be find first inside the caricatures and the illustrations he has made for some french newspapers like Combat or Detective. Jean - Claude Rossel has begun to make these drawings when he started his career as painter.The exhilarating aspect is also present inside the monographs he has made between 1975 and 1982. These period qualified by the french paper Figaro Provence Côte d'azur in 1986 as a geometrical period is characterized by the leading of blue, black and white colors in his compositions and women without any under wears and give a huge importance to the light. This exhilarating aspect can be find at last when Jean - Claude Rossel goes from the the light to the color and plays with the different color tons.