Jean-Pierre Temmerman

Jean-Pierre Temmerman °1957 Leoplodstad, Congo - † 2017 Antwerp, Belgium

Rashomon

PLUS ONE presents Rashomon, a solo exhibition of Belgian artist Jean-Pierre Temmerman (1957).
The exhibition reveals previously unseen works from the past 15 years — both small, intimate watercolour paintings and large, monumental works.
The idyllic, dreamy works Temmerman makes on small pieces of paper recall nature and landscape scenes. A large spectrum of often oxidized shades of green and brown predominate the works.

Time is an important factor as it often takes more than 10 years before the works get their mysterious depths and oxidized colours. The result of a long and patiently executed process. By strongly enlarging some of these smaller watercolour paintings, Temmerman is creating (monu)mental landscapes that invite the viewer to watch, dream and travel in the mind.
The enlargement results in powerful yet sensitive works.

‘Rashomon’, the title of the exhibition, is referring to the 1950’s cult film by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
The main protagonists in this film are providing alternative, self-serving and contradictory versions of the same incident.
The film suggests not only that the absolute, objective truth does not exist, but also provides a prominent role to nature, as does Temmerman. Nature never judges and considers all life as equal. The fascination for the two faces of nature - both romantic and brutal - is omnipresent in the work of Temmerman.

Although the exhibition presents new work, the watercolours bear the unmistakable stamp of Temmerman. Again they can be defined as "mental landscapes": works that are the result of intellectual and emotional reflections, of reality and abstraction. Works that can both lead to harmony or chaos. All images are part of a larger whole, but also of a greater, never-ending movement, a film of successive sequences. In this way stories appear, not with a beginning and an end, but with open structures.

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Works

No Nobori Flags UV curable ink & crayon on evergreen textile, 2000 - 2016, 124.4 x 175.4 cm
Jean-Pierre Temmerman Cosmo Ocean Imagine, 2000 - 2016 ink, watercolor & caryon on paper 24,7 x 17,5 x 4 cm
Jean-Pierre Temmerman Cosmo Ocean Spring, 2000 - 2016 ink, watercolor & caryon on paper 24,7 x 17,5 x 4 cm
Jean-Pierre Temmerman Bohemian Nights, 2000 - 2016 ink, watercolor & caryon on paper 24,7 x 17,5 x 4 cm
Exhibition View
Cosmo Horizon, UV curable ink & crayon on evergreen textile, 2000 - 2016, 124.4 x 175.4 cm
Event Horizon, Study Raincloud V, UV curable ink & crayon on evergreen textile, 2000 - 2016, 124.4 x 175.4 cm
Garden Hazing Heights, Take 05, 2000-2016, 25 x 17.4 cm
Garden Celestial Nights, Take 07, 2000-2015, 25 x 17.4 cm
Cosmo Ocean, Blue Hope, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 17.3 x 24.8 cm
Cosmo Ocean, False Idyll, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 17.3 x 24.8 cm
Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter... and Spring again, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 17.3 x 24.8 cm
Movement in the Forest, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 25 x 15 cm
Cosmo Ocean, There will be..., UV curable ink & crayon on evergreen textile, 2000 - 2016, 310 cm x 432.9 cm
Jean-Pierre Temmerman Crimson Lake , 2000 - 2016 UV curable ink & crayon on evergreen textile 129,3 x 177,9 x 4 cm
Vibrations in the Forest, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 17.3 x 24.8 cm
Whisper in the Forest I, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 25 x 15 cm
Whisper in the Forest II, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 25 x 15 cm
Whisper in the Forest III, ink, watercolor & crayon on paper, 2000 - 2016, 25 x 15 cm
Traces of Architecture, UV curable ink & crayon on evergreen textile, 2000 - 2016, 126.3 cm x 174.9 cm
Japanese Landscape, 2002