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Jean-Michel Meurice

 ( 1938, Lille)

Born in 1938, in Lille, France
Lives and works in Paris, France

Education

1957     Fine Arts School of Tournai, France

Biography

Jean-Michel Meurice was born in Lille in 1938. As a student of the Art School of Tournai in 1957, he meets Pierre and Colette Soulages in the sixties and exhibits at the gallery Jean Fournier in 1966. At the same time, he starts up a filmmaker work by a series of artists' portraits (Bram Van Velde, Sonia Delaunay, Alberto Burri…). Four of his Penelopes are in the Musée d'Art Moderne's collections and in 1987, he was assigned the realization of a ceiling in the Picasso museum of Antibes. He received the National Grand Prix in 1992 for his whole work. His pieces are exhibited all around the world (Tokyo, Beijing, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris, etc.).

Awards

1992     National Grand Prix of Audiovisual Creation
Jean-Michel Meurice never belonged officially to the group but he can be considered a major actor of the Supports/Surfaces movement. By 1963, he had undertaken not the deconstruction of painting, but rather the questioning of its artifice. With a saturated brush he repeatedly let the paint drip down the canvas vertically to create coloured stripes. Or a canvas covered with silver paper is sometimes perforated to let the mechanism of the painting behind show through its cosmetic aspect. The orderly passages of the paint brush in a repeated pattern to testify to Meurice's attraction to Matisse and Bonnard, particularly in the works made with alternating horizontal bands of white and coloured vinyl. In 1971 he began to work with canvases and mitered corners composed of horizontal bands of intense and vibrant colours, a kind of "painterly' work he still pursues today.
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Jean-Michel Meurice, Saint-Étienne
January 20 - March 19, 2011

JEAN MICHEL MEURICE, Luxembourg
November 17, 2012 - February 02, 2013

Jean-Michel Meurice, Paris
May 17 - June 20, 2013


Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
10 YEARS in Luxembourg, Wandhaff
June 02 - August 04, 2018

Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976, Offsite
February 01 - April 21, 2019


Solo shows

2018
Jean-Michel Maurice, Parcours: 1956-2018, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France

2017
Jean-Michel Meurice, L’espace Bien Tempéré, Musée le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

2016
Jean-Michel Meurice, une exposition, LAAC, Dunkerque, France

2013
4e Prix Piero Crommelynck, Estampes, Centre d'art contemporain de Châtellerault, Châtellerault, France
Jean-Michel Meurice - SAISONS, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris, France

2012
Jean-Michel Meurice, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg

2011
Jean-Michel Meurice. Ipomées, Aréthusas et Cyclamens. Peintures, dessins, oeuvres récentes Royan, Voûtes du port, France
Jean-Michel Meurice - Ipomées, Aréthusas et Cyclamens Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Saint-Etienne, France

2010
Maison des Arts, Bages, France

2009
Centre d'art, Forcalquier, France
A Cent Mètres de Centre du Monde, Perpignan, France
Jean-Michel Meurice : Vaccaro Centre d'Art Contemporain, Perpignan, France

2008
Hôtel du Sénéchal, Uzerche, France

2007
Galerie Guillaume, Paris, France
Galerie Éric Linard, La Garde Adhémar, France

2006
Jean-Michel Meurice, Fondation Espace Ecureil pour l'Art Contemporain Caisse d'Epargne, Toulouse, France
Couleur Toute. Jean-Michel Meurice Musée de Soissons, Soissons, France

1998
Jean-Michel Meurice - Romans Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France

1977
Jean-Michel Meurice, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France

1976
Jean-Michel Meurice - La peinture hors limites Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France

Group Shows

2018
Supports/suffaces et après…, Galerie Clémence Boisanté, Montpellier, France

2017
Supports/Surfaces, Cherry & Martin gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Jean-Michel Meurice et Jean le Gac, retour à Bethune, chapelle Saint Pry, Béthune, France
Evidences singulières, Labanque, Béthune, France
Tout Balayer, Tout Assimiler, Galerie La Forest Divonne, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Gérard Titus-Carmel, Jean-Michel Meurice, Jean Le Gac Galerie Univer/Colette Colla, Paris, France

2014
De Giacometti à Tàpies, 50 ans de collection Fondation Maeght, Domaine de Kerguehénnec, Bignan, France
Le Musée éphémère, Villa Tamaris Centre d'art, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
Supports/ Surfaces - curated by Wallace Whitney, Reed College, Portland, USA
Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well Cherry & Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Supports/ Surfaces 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles, USA

2013
Exposition de Groupe #3 Galerie Djeziri-Bonn, Paris, France

2011
50 Artistes, une collection Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France

2010
On emménage au château, Château de La Roche-Guyon, La Roche-Guyon, France
Musée de l'Arsenal, Soissons, France

2008
Supports/Surfaces Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg
Claude Viallat, Jean-Michel Meurice : la couleur sublimée Maison des Arts, Carcès, France

2007
Le Moment Support/Surface Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Saint-Etienne, France
Cadavres « exquis » - Fondation Espace Ecureil pour l'Art Contemporain Caisse d'Epargne, Toulouse

2004
A Angles vifs - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

1999
Gli anni di Supports / Surfaces nelle collezioni del Centre Georges Pompidou Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

1992
Sans og samling Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Danemark
2013
« Estampes, oeuvres sur papier », writings by Paul Louis Rossi, Editions Châtellerault :
Centre d'art contemporain Ateliers de l'imprimé, 2013.

2012
Paul-Louis Rossi, « Jean-Michel Meurice - Le Pont Suspendu », Editions Virgile, 2012.

2011
« 50 Artistes, une collection », Editions Fondation Maeght, 2011, exhibition catalogue.
Marie Frering, « Jean-Michel Meurice. L'invité », Fall-Winter 2011.

2010
Le moment Supports-Surfaces, writings by Bernard Ceysson et Déborah Laks, Ceysson Editions d'Art, 2010.

2009
Jean-Michel MEURICE VACCARO, Perpignan, Editions Centre d'Art Contemporain, 2009, exhibition catalogue.

2008
« Claude Viallat, Jean-Michel Meurice : la couleur sublimée », Editions Thesaurus Coloris, Maison des Arts, Carcès, 2008, exhibition catalogue.

2006
« Jean-Michel Meurice, couleur pure », writings by Paul Louis Rossi et Jean-Michel Meurice, Toulouses, Editions Pérégrines, 2006.

1999
« Jean-Michel Meurice : Peintures », Editions Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Perpignan, 1999, exhibition catalogue.

1977
« Jean-Michel Meurice », Editions Fondation Maeght, exhibition catalogue, 1977.

1976
« Jean-Michel Meurice - La peinture hors limites », writings by Alfred Pacquement, 1976.

Supports/Surfaces

New York Times - Roberta Smith

June 27, 2014


FIAC 2016

FIAC 2016

October 18, 2016