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Art brut and abstraction, far from any figuration

Until now, the notion of abstract art brut has been at best an oxymoron and at worst an antinomy. Now, if we are willing to look at the works, rather than blindly admit the exclusions on which Jean Dubuffet based his theory, we must face the facts: many works of art brut escape in many ways from the figuration in which we thought we could keep this field
locked up.

As early as 1922, psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn preferred to the overly narrative works of his patients those that manifested a “purer” state, in that the gesture that gives rise to them would not be subject to the interference of cultural conditioning and artistic know-how. “The exhibition catalogue text by Raphaël Koenig emphasizes this.

Dubuffet, in forging his conception of Art Brut as opposed to the abstract art popular at the time - at most he accepted the seismographs of the spiritualists - certainly did not appreciate the extent to which non-figurative Art Brut considerably broadened his quest for essentiality.

In this second part of in abstracto - among nearly thirty artists - we will introduce for the first time the stunning undulating drawings of Julius Bockelt, the roundabout tracings of Séverine Hugo or the elliptical graphics of Alexandre Vigneron. To these will be added other remarkable nuggets, such as these “divine marks” by Frédéric Bruly-Bouabré, these Siamese blue stars by Johann Hauser, this hieratic composition by Vlasta Kodrikova or this magnetic assembly by the Philadelphia wireman.

Thus, abstract art brut, depending on the profound movement from which it proceeds, takes on the most diverse forms. So many expressions whose eloquence and intensity echo the Rimbaud of the Season in Hell: “I wrote silences, nights, I noted the inexpressible. I stared at dizziness”.

exhibition view of  *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of  *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of  *in abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Artworks
Please contact us to inquire about the available works.
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Eugène Gabritschevsky untitled, 1959
16.14 x 11.02 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Johann Hauser untitled, 1973
15.75 x 11.81 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Séverine Hugo untitled, 2019
12.2 x 9.06 in
circle - © christian berst — art brut
Momoko Nakagawa circle, 2017
29.92 x 21.26 in
Julius Bockelt untitled, 2019
12.6 x 9.45 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Alexandre Vigneron untitled, 2019
8.27 x 11.42 in
Mo letter (Doraemon) - © christian berst — art brut
Yuichi Saito Mo letter (Doraemon), 2005
21.26 x 14.96 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Thérèse Bonnelalbay untitled, 1973
9.45 x 12.6 in
queste sono le bandiere belle - © christian berst — art brut
Marco Raugei queste sono le bandiere belle, 1994
19.69 x 13.78 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Alexandro Garcia untitled, 1989
18.11 x 14.17 in
Artists
portrait de Beverly Baker - © christian berst — art brut
Beverly Baker
portrait de julius bockelt - © atelier goldstein, christian berst — art brut
Julius Bockelt
untitled, 1966. indian ink on paper, 9.45 x 12.56 in - © christian berst — art brut
Thérèse Bonnelalbay
Kostia Botkine - © La S grand Atelier, christian berst — art brut
Kostia Botkine
portrait of eugene gabritschevsky - © christian berst — art brut
Eugène Gabritschevsky
portrait of jill gallieni - © christian berst — art brut
Jill Gallieni
Alexandro Garcia - © christian berst — art brut
Alexandro Garcia
Madge Gill - © christian berst — art brut
Madge Gill
johann hauser, gugging - © martin vukovits foto, christian berst — art brut
Johann Hauser
Anton Hirschfeld - © christian berst — art brut
Anton Hirschfeld
josef hofer drawing - © © florian moser, christian berst — art brut
Josef Hofer
séverine hugo - © la s grand atelier, christian berst — art brut
Séverine Hugo
Joseph Lambert - © christian berst — art brut
Joseph Lambert
Momoko Nakagawa - © christian berst — art brut
Momoko Nakagawa
hiroya oji - © atelier yamanami, christian berst — art brut
Hiroya Oji
Marco Raugei - © christian berst — art brut
Marco Raugei
yuichi saito - © yamanami, christian berst — art brut
Yuichi Saito
leopold strobl, gugging - © marco prenninger, christian berst — art brut
Leopold Strobl
portrait of pascal tassini - © mario del curto, christian berst — art brut
Pascal Tassini
portrait of oswald tschirtner - © © gugging, christian berst — art brut
Oswald Tschirtner
Alexandre Vigneron - © christian berst — art brut
Alexandre Vigneron
Catalog
In abstracto #2
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *In abstracto #2*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2020. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut

Preface : Raphaël Koenig.
Forewords : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition In abstracto #2, from March 5th to May 30th, 2020.

Press review
déconfinement : 7 expositions à voir à paris en mai 2020
La Rédaction, Télérama Sortir. May 18, 2020.
arts : à paris, les galeries à pied d’oeuvre
Philippe Dagen, Le Monde. May 15, 2020.
déconfinement : quand vont rouvrir les musées, expositions et monuments à Paris??
Anne-sophie Lesage-münch, Connaissance Des Arts. May 11, 2020.
déconfinement du 11 mai : librairies, musées, théâtre, salles de concert … les réouvertures à la loupe
Claudia Andujar, Télérama Sortir. May 7, 2020.
l’insociable sociabilité de l’art
Philippe Godin, La Diagonale De L’art. April 30, 2020.
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les galeries parisiennes en mode numérique
Anne-lys Thomas, The Art Newspaper Daily. April 10, 2020.
visitez les expositions virtuelles de la galerie christian berst
Cécile D., Sortir à Paris. April 3, 2020.
coronavirus: les galeries d’art passent en mode virtuel
Guy Boyer, Connaissance Des Arts. March 27, 2020.
sélection galeries : key hiraga chez loeve&co et « in abstracto #2 » chez christian berst
Philippe Dagen, Emmanuelle Lequeux, Le Monde. March 13, 2020.
in abstracto #2
Bénédicte Philippe, Télérama Sortir. March 13, 2020.
in abstracto #2 - du 05/03 au 18/04 - christian berst art brut, paris
La Rédaction, Point Contemporain. February 27, 2020.
in abstracto #2 - en galerie
Alexia Lanta Maestrati, L’oeil. February 26, 2020.
in abstracto #2

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