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Jean-Marc Bustamante
 
The first paintings by Jean-Marc Bustamante (born 1952 in Toulouse, France, lives and works in Paris) based off of photographs marked the beginning of this medium in the art field. Bustamante experiments with a wide variety of media, creating innovative visual suggestions. He is very attached to how the eye views the work for a mental or even psychological perception of the world. The artist has borrowed vocabulary from the specifics of photography crossing the disciplines of sculpture, painting, where he now focuses his efforts. When starting a new painting he begins with a drawing, which acts as a stencil. This process is used for each one of his works. Transformed and projected, the paint is dissolved in the color of the inks, on the surface of the transparent support that absorbs it. Bustamante represented France at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and participated in Documenta 8, 9, and 10.
 

 
1995
French edition
Dis Voir
This monograph gathers a collection of essays which attempts to define the multi-form notion of “presence” formulated by Bustamante in his work.

1995
English edition
Dis Voir
This monograph gathers a collection of essays which attempts to define the multi-form notion of “presence” formulated by Bustamante in his work.