From abstract gestural to DNA actual
art history in the avant-garde field where the will of rupture prevail
on the will of continuity may look like an enterprise of autodestruction.
The negation of the extrinsic finality - a kantian legacy revise by
the doctrinarian of art for art sake - found its accomplishment in his
gestural neo-conceptual abstracts studies of feminine nude model and
in his essays of the abstract form and ideas with a subject : genome.
The voluntary abandonments associated with gestural abstract painting
(absence of reference to a natural model ; rejection of intellectual
meaning ; refusals of any usefullness) come from the autonomisation
of the art process. Jacques Deshaies is now considering the handling
of his means of expressions as the final value of his artistic activities.
This art conception results in the consecration of the primacy of the
imaginary on the image, and the form on the function. And when his artistic
autonomisation was completed it is this conception of art that allowed
him to reinvent himself as a DNA double helix artist and to return to
the primary source of art : the rupestrian cave of Lascaux (France).
Artist life is his medium
As for Dsky, Jacques Deshaies is his alter ego and has his own identity used for specific art action (act of art). So now he is using it only for nude model freedom performances. This allows him to live his normal life as Jacques Deshaies and also to invent/create an anti-hero, someone who has many faults, who has arrogant looks on humanity and view it with a certain contempt, who does not suffocate himself with sentiment. But then, he arts. What no artist has done before ; nude feminine model performances (with freedom drawings of each invitees afterwards, everyone blindfolded) stand essentially on the facts that christian-muslim-jewish education is based on anguish, fear, no confidence in human nature, scorn of the body, scorn of sexuality, and last but not least, scorn of women as human beings with a sex.
Although you might view your portrait as a documentation of the added moments of your own life, it is in fact about all of us. About how we are incarnated as bodies. Even though your elegant portrait do not represent us, it is us. This is one of the ways in which you touch us (others). What matters is to find a "quality for yourself", not a symbol or allegory of yourself, but a quality. Your portrait evokes the body, not because of any similarity of surface or form : rather because the tension between the formal - i.e. the body structure - and the hidden - i.e. the body substance - brings you out, the only you, the unique you.It is not strange to observe that the image you have of your own body, a scrappily assembled patchwork of glimpses from photographs and mirrors, finally has less substance than this "abstract portrait" painted by Jacques Deshaies, which in fact can be seen as a synthesis of the images that yourself and others have of you. It is a "photofit image", in other words, a reconstruted picture of yourself.Young or old, fat or thin, and always affected by the lost of grace, everybody has suffered. One is no longer responsible for it. In itself, by itself, your body when viewed by this artist is a work of art.
act of collection and organized display of art is in itself an art form
emerging from the "desire" to bring knowledge in a single
space. Meaning is manipulated through the arrangements of the arts,
which forms discourses between them. These manipulations are themselves
often hierarchical, dictated by rarity or thematic significance. The
lesser art positionally support the greater. For collectors, the aesthetic
value of a certain art object could come from market value or purely
personal interests. As the art reflects the spiritual, political and
monetary power, as well as it reflects the attributes of its owner,
they establish the owner's taste and authority.
communicative aspects of this medium, the fact that informations dissiminated
worldwide about artists activities and curatorial activities is creating
an art of transparency. An art built not upon the myth of the lone genius
supported by private collectors, but for the first time in history,
an art independant of bias, whether institutional, economical, social,
or spatial, an art that is finally subverting the market.
Art and science
Artist, "go genome" !