Jacqueline Sacré


Just as dark and bright, Jacqueline Sacré’s paintings re-establish the necessary link between humans, between time and the materials.”

The dark and the bright. The material and the spirituality that emerges from it. If Jacqueline Sacré finds herself in this first Arteurs team today, it is certainly no coincidence. These paths were meant to cross. When he explains his crush, in addition to the quality of the plastic work, Kossi Homawoo underlines “the African character” of the approach. In the last sequence, started at the time of the first confinement, the Toulouse artist went to the end of her garden to dismantle an old cabin. It is these planks, these blackened pillars, these worn materials, carrying a powerful memory, that she has integrated into her sculpture. An approach that is also that of the creators of the Continent. The object, which finds a new function, a new dialogue with the world of men.

To say in a few words, the course of Jacqueline Sacré, we notice with astonishment that the creative conclusion is late. After her art studies, she worked in architecture, then she taught children the happiness of drawing and gouache. “It was worrying the way we had in teaching to kill spontaneity. Already at this time, she experimented with supports. But it was not until 2000 that she opened the door to the studio. To paint his own painting, on a reality which carries in germ all that will follow.

 The trigger was a trip to Galicia where she discovered “new and empty cities, or even areas of abandoned houses. No one lived there anymore. Because it was the crisis and people couldn't afford it. Empty houses, abandoned interiors, leftover meals on the table… And at the same time this nature that was coming back. Trees, grass growing in the middle. »

“Jacqueline's painting is serious painting. She tackles subjects which are loneliness, the absence of communication, which is the case of her recent work during confinement. But it is at the same time a lively conscience. I think that we can see there first of all an urgency for renewal, a need to get up again. This is what is now called in Africa an act of resilience. “, continues Kossi, very convinced by the variations they have worked on together.

In its first catalogue, the Arteurs focused on the development of Plexiglas plates and the projection of the painting on the support. The LED lighting source makes it possible to highlight this powerful use of blacks and grays, the neighborhood of reds in the carbon, which maintains the incandescence and the power of the nourishing furnace. It is in this matrix that the future takes shape. Both dark and luminous, Jacqueline Sacré's paintings restore the necessary link between humans, between times and materials.

RC (ZO mag’)