• 13.04.23 - 28.05.23

Curated by Jean-Charles Vergne, this monographic exhibition by the artist Jean-Charles Eustache features some thirty recent works produced especially for the exhibition, sketching out potential narratives in the artist's highly distinctive world: acrylic paintings on small-format wooden panels whose surprising mattness and diffuse colour treatment give them a mineral, dreamlike quality.
Jean-Charles Eustache was born in 1969 and lives and works in France. He graduated from ESCAM in 2004. During his studies, he worked hard to build up a body of work whose initial directions served as the basis for everything that followed in the years that followed. The first works were already landscapes full of mysterious atmospheres, stretches of abandoned buildings, architectures without quality, atmospheres that vacillated between a romantic perception of the world and a sombre charge that was reminiscent of the paintings of Edward Hopper or the films of David Lynch.
In 2021, the Claire Gastaud Gallery in Clermont-Ferrand and the FRAC Auvergne organised a double exhibition of Jean-Charles Eustache's paintings - entitled From dark to dusk and From dusk to dark - to coincide with the publication of a monograph by the artist. Jean-Charles Eustache's work is regularly exhibited in various contemporary art venues: Galerie Claire Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand; FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand; Manifesta Lyon, Lyon; Grand Palais, Paris; Fondation Vuitton, Paris; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac; Musée d'art moderne et contemporain des Sables-d'Olonne, Sables-d'Olonne; Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris; Centre d'art contemporain Le Creux de l'Enfer, Thiers; Kunstraum/Bethonien, Berlin.