When he was a child, he wanted to emulate Claude Monet or Wassily Kandinsky. He entered a Grammar school that offered courses in Plastic Arts. Finally, He undertook a professional advertising course at a tertiary level institution, before embarking on a career that reflected his aspirations!
He experienced all the artistic aspects of the advertising industry. He founded his own agency in the endlessly diverse world of packaging design. Nevertheless, this profession has been a major influence on his artistic development over the last 25 years of creative work!
He has the freedom to create, without having to refer to a marketing plan or strategy, in fact, his only guiding light when he’s painting is the pure pleasure!
Jean-Michel Stanislas Garczynski was fascinated by both the different Impressionist Movements, these being the first great breaks with conventional art, and by Expressionism too.
Quite logically, his first paintings were heavily influenced by these movements. His professional career was also an important influence during the period in which the figurative aesthetic was the dominant force the 1980s, the Golden Age of hyper-realism, close relative of Super realism … With Dali or Siudmak!
Other movements attracted him, such as Cubism and abstract Expressionism, painters like Rothko, De Stael and Escoffon, the poster designer and calligrapher, and more recently, Zao Wou-Ki!
Although drawing is still a major element of his work, over the course of the last few years, figurative representations have mostly given way to movement, abstract compositions, materials and the search for balance, all of which come to the fore to reveal his creative universe.
– Art Shanghai,China
– Art Concorde – Paris – France
– SMART Aix-en-Provence – France
– Rosporden – France
– Watercolour’s festival – Brioude – France
– Artshopping in Louvres in Paris – France
– La Belleviloise Paris – France
– Works appraised and valued by Cambridge Expertise Ltd – UK
Jean-Michel Garczynski started with design and publicity that gave him a larger vision of his art and enabled him to develop a critical direction of his own creations.
Different matters will be used, but oil and acrylic are mainly used and occasionally, the golden leaf will enrich an artwork where clarity and light erupt.
We discover an abstract disposition; however, the artist offers us some figurative pictures, probably as a stylistic composition, and perhaps to escape from an imprisonment. According to the artworks: “l’orchestre” (orchestra) and “astre isolé” (isolated star), the figurative compositions are subjects of a singular attention: the artist rather excluding the lines, but showing a precise touch. Characters in the silhouette are successful and well presented in an abstract construction with shimmering colours.
The artist does not hesitate to force the shapes and to accentuate the illuminations by “energetic options”.
The artwork: “la fureur du taureau” (“bull’s rage”) illustrates a sense of motion that is “well captured”, the gesture is confident with the blazing colour of the background giving a fiery image. The colours are warm : vermillion, purple, bright red and yellow are used in their various options and will constitute backgrounds or second plans of the first order and will be able to emphasize subjects in transparency or as suggested.
The canvas seems to be created in exaltation by the hand in a preliminary choreographic thought, which expands on the canvas in a jubilatory action.
The mixed technique allows a lot of things; the artist knows he can make a profit by putting his indisputable knowledge in good use to pose the movements, to find good agreements, and to open with an original construction. We discover an expressionist abstraction where the artist makes visible even the repentances in the slightly similar way of De Kooning.
Over the artworks, the artist preserves his subtle pleasure to combine tones with a lot of freedom, without making us stop moving.
The window remains open to the privileged moments of the imagination; the canvas reflects and reveals a world of contrasted perceptions.
Over the years, an artwork of quality has been built; we can find it in the darkness of the unconscious and of the dream, giving birth to shapes from light, symbolising our existence and according to this view, the exercise is successful.
An excellent work of which the originality will not miss attracting the interest of collectors.
Jules Saint-Aubin – Art Critic.