Jean-Marc Bustamante (born 1952 in Toulouse, FR) is a French artist, photographer, and sculptor. His work is marked by an enigmatic, minimalist formalism. This may seem to keep the viewer at a distance, however there is a seductive element to his works. Bustamante's ambivalent aesthetic stems from his desire to create a link between figuration and abstraction, the geometrical and the organic, industrial perfection and manual… Read more
About the artwork
With this portfolio of silkscreen prints Jean-Marc Bustamante is moving away from his former subject of empty, "anti-landscapes". Nevertheless, these works retain the character of anonymity apparent in his early photographs, such as in his Tableaux series. Arresting and colorful, the artist continues to engage in a dialogue between photography and painting with these prints in which he has experimented with printing techniques, light, and color by applying ink onto plexiglass panels. The result is injections of fluorescent color and light that lend a vaguely pop-art feel to these vivid images of nameless characters.