Jean-Pierre RAYNAUD ( 1997 )

1990 - 96

In a time like this one which is able, in a very surprising and fast way, to "analyse" and classify any esthetic product and any image, Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s works sits like a reflexion of the artist’s action in the contemporary society and reveals at the same time a coherent engagement where the artist really takes his responsibilities. The nine wheelchairs closed and unable to move are, more than a symbol or an evident metaphor of the cultural immobolity of the power, a stylistic process which breaks the syntactic regularity of a sentence and claims its own will to be provocative.
"The ideas and the facts are not but raw material of Art and Art consists in the choice between what we say and what we silence". (Maurice Merleau-Ponty)