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Jean Dubuffet The Last Two Years at PACE GALLERY

February 10, 2012

By James Kalm.

Jean Dubuffet is perhaps one of the most highly regarded Post-war European artists, with a breadth of influence far exceeding his reputation as a painter. As the founder and theoretician of “Art Brut”, his ideas regarding the “uncivilized” and “low art” revolutionized the notion of what has artistic relevance, and what lies inside and outside the aesthetic pale. “The Last Two Years” is a summation of Dubuffet’s mastery of painterly gesture, a reduction of means, and an embrace of abstraction, albeit with lingering echoes of his primitive figuration.

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