24 JUN - 23 JUL 2022
Mon – Sat: 11am – 7pm, Sun and Public Holidays: 11am – 5pm
"Time, because it is so fleeting, time, because it is beyond recall, is the most precious of human goods." — William Somerset Maugham
JPS Gallery is thrilled to present Life's Currents, the first exhibition of Paris-based French artist Julieth Mars Toussaint, featuring new works inspired by the artist's exploration around our everyday contemporary life. In an era of profound change and in the face of an uncertain future for all human beings, Julieth invites the viewers to pay attention to our feelings and life experiences through his use of light, colours, lines, textures and movements in his work by being completely present in the current moment without any distractions.
For the artist's first collaboration with a gallery in Hong Kong, he proposes his body of work with a focus on humankind's relationship with the current society, and interior scenes of our everyday life. Julieth strives to refine and reinterpret his techniques and palettes by continuing to develop his concept of psychological paintings with expressive brushstrokes and clashing and vibrant colours, unfolding his inner self and emotional states in front of the audience, rather than depicting true to life paintings.
Born in 1957 in St. Pierre, Martinique, France, Julieth Mars Toussaint lives and works in Paris. He studied at the EPDI (École Professionnelle de Dessin Industriel), specialising in advertising. After graduation, he worked as a designer in the fashion industry. In 1989, Julieth became a professional painter.
The artist’s work is formed by different sources including social issues, literature and psychology. Examining social identity and focusing his attention on people and everyday objects, the artist creates his own unique artistic language using bold brushstrokes and strong colours, engaging the viewers in a dynamic contemporary experience. His compositions occupy a space between the figurative and the abstract, where forms are distorted and decomposed.