Critic texts


◊ The quarrel to defend abstract art is completely overruled nowadays. Pollock and Greenberg won – oh, so graciously! – and there is no one willing to question abstract art’s position in the art world. Yet today, with the technological advances and  there are few young artists enthused about old mediums. But fear no more, painting is on the rise and with it, some renewal for our beloved abstract paintings.

The name… is Silvère Jarrosson, he’s a young French painter who discovered the discipline after several life turns. Inspired by his background as a professional dancer, Jarrosson was lured by the “all over” technique and started to experiment with it. After injuring himself (…) Read more

Milena Estrada (Art critic), 2018


◊ The abstract flowing in Silvère Jarrosson’s artworks, the melamine magma and hallucinated variations of carnal figures resemble geological maps, when not satellite images or those from under a microscope. The minuscule mingles with the immense, cells with the stars.

Contradiction engenders movement. Without it everything remains static, permanent. Be it the unifying force of opposites ? The emotion of the unexpected, of acrylic that worms across the canvas as if it had a life of its own or a particular intent that Jarrosson guides (or could it be that he is guided by it ?), through gesture and dosage. So although, at first sight, the process appears to be the mapping of a desert, devoid of humanity, an enigmatic presence ultimately comes to light. We fell its breath, and while its breathing is unpredictable, its precision assures the evidence of its unfolding landscapes. 

Hannibal Volkoff (Curator), 2015


◊ Space defines a place in which new life is created, changing, shifting, visible and invisible.  In the works of Silvère Jarrosson, the vital space is characterized as choreography – a tribute to his years as a dancer at the Opéra and his university education – implementing precise movements, sylph-like and spontaneous.

Each gushing forth of matter finds its exact placement on the canvas.  The pictorial matter jostles together to shape a world between the within and the outward, implying the creation of a new form of life.

The visible, through the pictorial substance, strives to reach and to grasp the limits of the invisible, the imaginary and human unconsciousness.  The matter dances, vibrates and the spectator creates his own space with his particular anxieties, delights and desires.

Eric Le Gallo (Art Consulting), 2015