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Jean-Marc Bustamante, Timothy Taylor Gallery

Jean-Marc Bustamante, Timothy Taylor Gallery

Is cheeriness enough to make art?

Jean-Marc Bustamante: 'Cardinal' (2010)All images © Jean-Marc Bustamante; Courtesy, Timothy Taylor Gallery

Who or what is Jean-Marc Bustamante? This, surely, is the question we are supposed to ask of this artist of the affectless, who has skated in his three-decade-long career across the genres – first photography, then Minimalist sculpture, then a merger of the two, and for the last few years these shockingly vivid “paintings” (I use the scare quotes intentionally) on Plexiglass.

Who or what is Jean-Marc Bustamante? This, surely, is the question we are supposed to ask of this artist of the affectless, who has skated in his three-decade-long career across the genres – first photography, then Minimalist sculpture, then a merger of the two, and for the last few years these shockingly vivid “paintings” (I use the scare quotes intentionally) on Plexiglass.

The personality of the artist is carefully removed twice – on the computer and then in the industrial production process

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