Jean-Claude legagneur presents
himself, today, as a painter who has a predilection clearly marked
by figurative art. A characteristic that is found nearly throughout
all his work, although already very important, is far from being
The importance of this work is the fruit of our judgment. But it
is also translated by a simple observation: legagneurart is a painter
of profession, and this must be understood as belief in the value
of hard work and permanent effort.
The canvases of Jean-Claude legagneur
put aside integrated aesthetics, are sought-after for the feeling
of marvelous pleasure that they procure to our look. In this recreated
universe, all shapes, all objects are represented, all hues, including
the brightest ones, are used. The way that he organizes his canvas,
the suggested relation between shade and light, the technique of
distribution of colors and deterioration of the nuances confers
to its canvases sweetness, harmony, serenity and especially an elegance
that recalls the big classics.
His obvious preference for
human figures does not however limit his style and future development.
His most recent creations have been revealing a new
stage of his art. This new style produces oversized portraits
that capture human expressions at their best. A self-developed style
of painting which, at times, combines a nuance of Impressionism,
Pop Art and Abstractionism.