J-M Thommen

What is it?

After the robot invaders by Eric Cloutier, the Elysees Mermoz receives Jean-Marc Thommen for a more than mysterious drawing exhibition! To so much as the artist himself is astonished by the final result of his work. The reason for the misunderstanding? The lines are included in the nothingness, free from any representation, not identifying any recognizable shape. The exhibition “What is it?” leaves room for the imagination of the observer, who, thanks to the colors, captures a mood unique to each.

Graduate from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, Jean-Marc Thommen tested various plastic experiments before arriving on the path of abstraction. Today, the paintings and drawings he realizes try to free itself of all meaning, to make room for an objective presence. A questioning that appeared very early in the light of works of Robert Ryman, Frank Stella and Martin Barré. His happiness? The astonishment of the people facing his paintings seen as an intellectual adventure and relational. The Elysees Mermoz is the first hotel in which he exhibits. He confesses loving especially the domestic character of the place where you can sit, read, think without being disturbed. Crossing point, the hotel becomes an ideal alternative in terms of exposure, and is in a mode of artistic presentation that is renewed in Paris.

« What is it ? », Exhibition from April 8th to May 31st, 2010.
Opening in the presence of the artist, Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 6:30pm.

Hôtel Élysées Mermoz
30, rue Jean Mermoz
75008 Paris
T. : +33.(0)
F. : +33.(0)