Jean-Marc Bustamante Grande Vacance
For this new series of paintings, Jean-Marc Bustamante has experimented with a new type of support made with gesso, a plaster and sand coating that is usually used to prepare the walls before the making of a fresco. This white material allows for a slightly irregular surface, which catches the light and creates texture, reinforcing the sculptural component of his painting. Over the course of his practice, Bustamante has often changed mediums to question – often with humour – the nature of painting, gesture and the status of the object with a constant interest in landscape.
Far from any demonstration, he is looking for a new way to make paintings. Often using very worn pencils to draw, he investigates the idea of exhaustion of paint with lines that stretch to the end and seem as if erased.