Jean Philippe Duboscq


Jean-Philippe Duboscq (b.1960) is a Belgian painter, graduated from ENSAAV, LaCambre, in Brussels. Duboscq has always painted, drawn and composed. He started with materialogy, using hessian, unground pigments, pumice stone and sand. At the end of the 1990s, he made a radical change, using structures made of stains, blotches, crossings-out and graphs appeared which he saw as a confrontation between different powers. The architecture of his canvasses and drawings appeared to be torn, suspended, mobile.

Duboscq creativity directs to the fluid and diaphanous backgrounds made from paint runs and absorption occurs, and blends in together with his brisk and bold writings on canvasses. His intuitive movements lead him to resistances, to deviations. A kind of distortion of the form of which the subject is painting. He creates a world in bebop tempo, scratched, crossed out, erased, with saturated colours, syncopated rhythms,
of which the space in perspective opens to an internal light.

The idea of freedom is always the key word for him. Duboscq wanted to free himself from control and from composition, to leave room for the unexpected… It is his experiences accrued in which we perceive the musician’s tribulations, an artist’s aspirations, and a painter’s doubt. To him, painting seems to be a matter of gut feeling, an emotional issue… Artist lives and works in Brussels.