Jean-Charles Chédozeau presents “Énergies” at the Maison du Patrimoine in Basse-Terre

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Jean-Charles Chédozeau and Jipé Fronton

This exhibition, on view from March 22 to April 12, 2024, is produced in collaboration with the Jipé F’Awt association and the city of Basse-Terre.

We do not know in what year Jean-Charles Chedozeau, originally from France, arrived in our Caribbean region. Today, he lives at the foot of the Soufrière volcano in the town of Saint-Claude.
On March 22, at 6:30 p.m., the public accepted his invitation and that of his partners (the Jipé F’Awt association, chaired by painter Jipé Fronton, and the town hall of the administrative centre) to visit his first exhibition. In a very friendly atmosphere, painting enthusiasts saw in preview the artist’s magnificent works on display at the Maison du Patrimoine in Basse-Terre, and learned more about his artistic career.
“I’ve been painting for over 30 years now. When I was a child, I was already drawing regularly, I discovered painting after a visit to the Louvre when I was 18, and I decided to take courses at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tours while continuing my scientific studies at university”, says Jean-charles Chédozeau.
Jean-Charles Chédozeau-Énergies-13CDuring this training, the artist had the opportunity to meet painter André Bourgneuf, who was awarded the first Prix des paysagistes français in 2004 at the Salon des Artistes Français. With this excellent teacher, he learned oil painting, especially by reproducing old master paintings.
However, “while completing this relatively academic apprenticeship, I developed my own vision of nature, my own interpretation of nature, while feeding me with scientific concepts I had learned at university. (Unfortunately, the artist would not tell us what field of science he had studied, even though it influences his work, Editor’s note). I asked myself a number of questions on a regular basis: what is energy? How can we translate the intimate vibrations of nature that we feel? All these questions are a boundless source of inspiration for me, and it’s quite natural that I’ve adopted the language of abstraction in painting to really show the intimacy of nature, a nature which is invisible, fleeting, constantly reinventing itself, constantly renewing itself”, he explains.
You have just a few days left to discover Jean-Charles Chédozeau’s artistic universe through his exhibition entitled “Énergies” and share your impressions with him.