Born 1952 in Neuchâtel, Jean-Luc Manz lives and works in Lausanne. His paintings, which he has been making since 1977, could be described as geometric abstractions
. However, they share very little with the Swiss Concrete art
tradition. They refer instead to the practices of John M Armleder
and Helmut Federle. Their geometric vocabulary is infused with expressive stances and appropriation
, as if they wanted to recreate, through the act of painting, a relationship with the world.