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I paint because my dreams are imperfect. And I have only the moment to contradict myself, and the words of reality to perfect me.
Born in 1965 in Guadeloupe. Lives and works in Paris.
At the beginning of the 80's, he made his first exhibition in the Belleville workshops: he was then discovered by collectors. He exhibits at the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Mont de Marsan, at the Liliane François Gallery, at the Pierre Marie Vitoux Gallery in Paris, but also in London, Milan, Zurich, Stockholm, Belgium and Canada.
In 2000, he was awarded the Mac 2000 public prize.
In the works of Jean-Charles Quillin, the intense black, immense as a moonless night, is a source of light. Contemplating his paintings, one quickly realizes the extreme palette of his "blacks" and the phenomenal work that is underneath.
Mixing with a consummate art different powders of glass, graphite, marble, various metals to his painting, he makes the light gush out of the darkness, these so soft and magnetic lights whose effect is enhanced by an incredible work of relief, situating his paintings halfway between painting and bas-relief.
Jean Charles Quillin remains a rising value in the world of art. He is also passionate about writing and music: he has published two collections of poetry and released two albums of his musical compositions.
2017 Galerie du Jansanet, Troyes, France
2016 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2015 Galerie Du Jansanet, Troyes, France
2014 Galerie Le Clos Des Cimaises, France
2013 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2012 Covart’s Gallery, Luxembourg
2011 Galleri Överkikaren, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2008 Galleri Överkikaren, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Galerie Bonhomme, Liege, Belgium
2004 Galerie Margot, Canada
2000 Centre d’Art Contemporain, Raymond Farbos, Mont de Marsan, France
1998 Galerie Liliane François, Paris, France
1997 Galerie & Edition, Zürich, Switzerland
1988 Black Art Gallery, London, England
1982 Linton Gallery, London, England
2020 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2018 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2016 Galerie Egregore, Marmande, France
2015 Centre d’Art Contemporain de Mont de Marsan, France
2014 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2013 Art citée, Fontenay Sous Bois, France
Les Hivernales, Montreuil, France
Galerie Grand E’terna, Paris, France
Centre d’Art Contemporain de Mont de Marsan, France
2009 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
2007 Centre d’Art Contemporain de Mont de Marsan, France
2008 Centre d’Art Contemporain de Mont de Marsan, France
2005 Galerie Marie Vitoux, Paris, France
Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2001-2002 Poetry collections
2000 Contemporary Art Museum, Mont de Marsan, FranceRead more