Jérémie Setton

Born in 1978

Lives and works in Marseilles

Jérémie Setton's pictorial praxis is based on an extremely sensitive approach to light and colour. His painting, which veers toward installation, focuses on twisting our perception of forms and spaces. Working on the borderline of the visible and the invisible, it often gives rise to an impression of strangeness, something akin to the feeling of an infinitesimal shift which is at first indefinable. Working against luminous intensities by perfectly nuancing the chromatic values of coloured surfaces and putting them in a simple artificial light, his painting transforms volumes and inevitably pushes the viewer over into an in-between world where the object and its representation seem to merge. Volume becomes totally flat, and shadows vanish. Jérémie Setton uses the traditional tools of painting (colour, light, texture...) to re-define the pictorial medium and include it in a given context. In so doing, the artist acts on the onlooker's real space, thus summoning the sensorial experience of the picture and/or the environment

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.