Alain Jacquet is one of the major representatives of the Mec'art group (Mechanical Art) which brings together, since 1963, several European artists, among others: Gianni Bertini, Mimmo Rotella, Yehuda Neiman, Pol Bury, Nikos. In this context, the artist appropriates images in a playful way by making mechanical paintings that let their weft appear.
Jacquet takes up the codes of Pop Art and in particular of silkscreen printing. This technique of reproduction allows him to familiarize himself with the point, which will become a recurring issue in his creation.
In the key series Cylinder (1961), Camouflages (1962-64), Braille (1967), the artist never ceases to analyze the screen and to decline the dot, enlarged, distorted, juxtaposed, offering almost unlimited combinatory possibilities.
Alain Jacquet is a French artist born in 1939 in Neuilly-sur-Seine and died in 2008 in New York.
The only French artist included in the exhibition When Attitudes Become Form organized by Harald Szeemann in 1969, Jacquet also exhibited at Documenta 4 in Kassel in 1968, at the French Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 1976 and at the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1967 and 1989.
His works can be found in the collections of more than forty international museums.
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