Dan Barichasse
    Untitled 3 (2019)
    Pigments and collage on glossy paper
    40 x 40 cm
    900 euros


    Image: CriticArt


    Dan Barichasse was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1949. He lives and works in Paris. He began his pictorial journey in 1976. Dan Barichasse’s work evolved from minimal and formal shapes to the contemporary approach of the landscape taking shapes in patterns. Gradually, memory, time, creation, begetting came in circle as themes engraving his work with permanency and mutation. Series such as “Au commencement”, “Passage”, “Figures aux sources”, “Déluges” are giving the image of this time lapse, in which a poetic pictorial language emerged. Still today, invocation of mineral, vegetal, animal and human figures shows from this vocabulary.

    The mutation process of matter is questioned in Dan Barichasse’s work, from reshape to rotting, matter comes to dust, to the essential origins of the shapes, refined in spirituality (as in “Poussières d’ombres”, “Peintures pauvres”, “Buisson ardent”). An extreme fluidity symbolizes his work, ephemeral, shadows, dust and fire come to terms with endless and strong urging of shapes, as in the series “Éternel éphémère”, “Âmes errantes” and “Tondos”.

    Dan Barichasse’s work have been acquired by the Fond National d’Art Contemporain and the Paris’ city hall collections. He participated in about thirty solo-shows and several collective exhibitions in France and abroad (Belgium, Spain, Israel, Quebec…).