Jacques de Loustal is a keen traveller, a talented illustrator and a successful comic book author whose work is imbued with a real atmosphere of exoticism. While he may be best known for his literary illustrations and his travel sketchbooks, Loustal’s artistic universe also encompasses painting, and it is Jacques de Loustal the painter who is the focus of this exhibition.
From 9 December 2021 to 8 January 2022, the Huberty & Breyne’s gallery in avenue Matignon will be showing Loustal’s most recent canvases and reverse glass paintings. These works hover somewhere between the real and the imaginary and are full of references to an “elsewere”, a genuine invitation to dream. Interiors that are somehow familiar, luminous exteriors, sensitive portraits and genre scenes – these works demonstrate the range of the artist’s immense talent and the subtle treatment of colour for which he is so justly known. Contemplative scenes emanating a peaceful stillness, cinematic angles, figures outlined in black, a sunlit atmosphere...these are what the viewer can expect from the paintings on show here.
Freedom to choose your landscape, freedom to compose your images,
which amount simply to the pleasure of painting added to the pleasure of travelling.”
Jacques de LOUSTAL
Preview: Wednesday 8 December 2021 from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm, in the presence of the artist.
(Access under presentation of the "passe sanitaire")
Works available to view online from Thursday 9 December 2021.