Just say hello and leave it behind
October 29th - December 5th, 2015
Michel Rein, Brussels
Born in 1976 in Paris (France). Lives and works in Paris (France).
Armand Jalut's painting conjures up an iconography that cultivates ambiguity and paradoxes. He extracts some fragments from his collections of images, subjects them to movements, combinatorial games, conceiving an ambivalent pictorial device. Becoming artefacts, these hyper-figured objects are enriched with a narrative potential with fantastic and erotic reminiscences.
His work reflects this way of observing the harmless, the obsolete, manipulating and recontextualizing the subject through the deforming prism of painting, elaborating a fantasized projection of the accessory.
Armand Jalut exhibited at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris ; Palais de Tokyo (Paris) ; Centre d'art contemporain La Halle des bouchers (Vienne) ; Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia) ; Musée de l'Abbaye de Sainte Croix (Les Sables d'Olonne) ; Les Abattoirs - FRAC Midi-Pyrénées (Toulouse) ; Le Creux de l'Enfer (Thiers) ; Galerie Édouard Manet (Gennevilliers) ; CNEAI (Paris).
His work is part of prestigious collections such as Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris ; Fondation d'Entreprise Colas (Paris) ; Musée de l'Abbaye de Sainte Croix (Les Sables d'Olonne) ; Fonds Municipal d'art Contemporain de Paris.
Armand Jalut took part in the Paris//Los Angeles F.L.A.R.E. residency program. He teaches at the École supérieure d'art de Clermont Métropole.